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Job Ref:  592ee4be4
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  British Columbia
City:  Langley
15/10/2016 23:25
Job Description:

Automotive Service Manager/Shop Foreman 4 Wheel Parts Canada is looking for an EXPERIENCED Automotive Service Manager to join our team! The Automotive Service Manager will work in a high volume service center, who can bring an immediate, positive impact to our Langley 4 Wheel Parts Canada store. You will be leading, supervising and coaching the store technicians, dealing with customers, preparing job estimates and performing service work. The Automotive Service Manager will also be expected to perform automotive technical work to assist the Automotive Shop Mechanics in our high volume service center. Key ResponsibilitiesLeads, supervises and coaches the store's service technician team;Verify the Shop Schedule is being used correctly;Assists Technicians as needed;Walks and evaluates the Service Department;Reviews the work orders on the jobs in the Service Department;Reviews the daily job schedules for the Service Department and evaluate the jobs coming in for the day;Verifies with the Technicians and Sales Personnel they have the parts needed to do the jobs they have in the Service Department;Reviews the daily job schedules for the Technicians;Verifies jobs are assigned based on Technicians experience;Areas to review in the Service Department Work orders (filled out, quality assurance and damage inspection)Equipment condition (jacks, lifts, tire changer & balancer, air compressor)Tool condition (broken and/or missing)Lighting (condition)Floors clean (presentable, safe)Shop Supplies (stock levels)Mechanics Uniforms (condition)Safety requirements (glasses, back belts, fire extinguishers, first aid & eye wash)Oil (storage containers)Jobs in shop (parts being installed correctly)Drop Zone (Company Policy being followed)Test driving (all jobs)Training (daily basis, training needs)Orders via fax, Service Department supplies by Friday;Communicates with Regional Service Manager sometime during the day and talk about what is going on in your shop. Do not hesitate to call immediately with any major problems or questions;Provides Customer service;Ensures compliance with Company signing standards in the Service Department;Reacts with urgency to changing sales opportunities;Communicates current market trends to employees;Ensures compliance to the stockroom (warehouse) standards;Ensures compliance to Service Department standards (ie. Eye Protection);Ensures compliance with the Company dress code policy (including Service Department);Participates in mandatory training programs;Ensures Technicians participation in mandatory training programs;Maintains an awareness of daily/weekly sales and takes appropriate action;Ensures the condition of the Service Department is being maintained;Reviews, analyzes and takes appropriate action on all financial reports;Ensures the Company assets are protected;Ensures control of expenses;Responds to verbal and written Customer comments/complaints/requests;Ensures appropriate action is taken on all maintenance/repair needs in the Service Department;Ensures defective merchandise handling procedures are followed;Performs all repairs and services;Participates in the repair and reconditioning of automobiles and trucks;Participates in assembling and repairing cars and trucks;Uses the computer based Equipment Management Information System to record work order information and access to other information;Performs inspections of completed repairs to ensure thorough and quality of repair and suitability of vehicle for return to service;Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; Supervisory Responsibilities This position directly supervises Technicians and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with 4 Wheel Parts policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, directing, rewarding, disciplining employees, appraising employee performance, resolving complaints, terminations. Minimum RequirementsAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals;Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;Ability to speak effectively to both employees and Customers;Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, percentages and interest;Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form;Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations;Commitment to providing Customer service that makes our Customers want to shop with us NA and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of NA to work weekends on a regular NA to preserve confidentiality of informationAccuracy and attention to detailAbility to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/NA with industry/technical terms and NA to work within set time frames and fixed deadlines;Methods, materials, equipment and operation of general automotive and mechanical repair shops;Motorized equipment repair, maintenance and testing;The characteristics and maintenance needs of a wide variety of automotive products & equipment;Safety practices and principles;EPA and ADEQ regulations for spill containment and disposal of petroleum products used in a shop environment;Experience with Mounting and Balancing Wheels and Tires is desired;Experience with performing alignments is desired;Experience with installing suspension components such as Independent Front Suspensions (IFS), Suspension Lift Kits and a Straight Axle Suspension is desired;Experience with Gears is desired;General trades techniques, materials and practices of trades that are related to automotive and mechanical repair work;Proficiency with Hunter alignment machine;Proven successful record of leading and supervising a team of employees;Perform a broad range of automotive repairs; Organize assignments to meet work requirements;Read and interpret system reports to aid in management of shop and performance of assigned duties;Communicate orally in person in a one-to-one or group setting;Read and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used in the work environment and communicate to co-workers the precautions needed for safe handling of chemicals;Enter data or information into a terminal, PC, or other keyboard device;Work cooperatively with other company employees;Work safely without presenting a direct threat to incumbent or others;This is strenuous work requiring good corrected vision, hearing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching and lifting; Physical DemandsWalk up to 5 hours without a break; up to 12 hours a dayTalk and hearUse hands to finger, handle and/or feel objects, tools or controlsLift up to 50 pounds up to 3 feet and carry for a distance of 500 feetPush up to 25 pounds for a distance of 3 feetPull up to 25 pounds for a distance of 3 feet Frequently required to do the following activitiesDynamically stand up to 5 hours without a break; up to 12 hours a dayReach up and out with hands and armsLift up to 50 pounds up to 4 feet and carry for a distance of 500 feetOperate machinery Occasionally required to do the following activitiesSit up to 2 hours without a break; up to 8 hours a dayClimb stairs and/or laddersBalanceTwist upper torsoStoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawlLift up to 100 pounds up to 3 feet and carry for a distance of 3 feet Rarely required to do the following activitiesLift up to more than 100 pounds up to 3 feet and carry for a distance of 3 feetAcceptable training and experience Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive and mechanical equipment as an automotive mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic or equipment repair specialist. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. ASE Certified a plus. NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TOOLS4Wheel Parts Canada is an equal opportunity employer, and is proud of our diverse employee population. Employment offers may include a requirement for successful completion of a background investigation.

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4 Wheel Parts Canada has 7 stores in 5 Provinces in Canada, and is wholly-owned by TransAmerican Automotive Holdings, Canada, Inc. We are a leader in the off-road automotive aftermarket. That means we have a thing for trucks, Jeeps, and anything else that can climb, crawl, jump, or race through the dirt.

In addition to a great compensation plan, we offer a wide range of benefits, including: supplemental medical & dental insurance; paid holidays; paid vacation; employee purchase program; and many other perks.

When you work with us, you'll be challenged and rewarded!
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