Detailer

Summary

Cleans and refurbishes new and used automobiles. Conforms to dealership and/or manufacturer specifications and time allowances.
Essential Duties

  • Washes vehicle exterior, cleans interior and exterior windows and wipes down doorjambs.
  • Applies wax to auto body, and wipes or buffs surface.
  • Vacuums interior of vehicles to remove loose dirt and debris.
  • Cleans upholstery, rugs and other surfaces, using appropriate cleaning agents, applicators and cleaning devices.
  • Applies revitalizers and preservation agents to interior vinyl or leather surfaces and treats fabrics with spot- and stain-resistant chemicals.
  • Cleans engine and engine compartment with steam-cleaning equipment and various cleaning agents.
  • Applies special-purpose cleaners to remove foreign materials which normal cleaning procedures do not remove, utilizing experience and judgment and following product manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Inspects vehicles for noticeable defects, such as dents, scratches, torn upholstery, and poor mechanical operation.
  • Restores the appearance of engine area, rugs and upholstery and painted surfaces. Uses touch-up paint, dyes and other appropriate materials.
  • Uses proper eye, hand and body protection when using products that require protection.
  • Fills vehicle with fuel.
  • Applies dressing on tires and tire wells.
  • Replaces missing or defective small parts.
  • Maintains showroom and stock vehicles in clean and presentable condition at all times.
  • Ensures proper stickers are displayed in the vehicle’s window.
  • Removes all window stickers on sold vehicles.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean.
  • Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Reports any safety issues immediately to management.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Marginal Duties
As noted at time of interview.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • No prior experience or training.
  • Less than high school education; or up to one-month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High school diploma; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands

The physical demands are to meet the essential duties described above and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.