Auto Auction Forklift Operator

Cox Auto Inc Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 6 days ago

This position is responsible for safely picking up, storing, loading transports and setting non-driveable vehicles for sale with the use of a Front End Loader/Forklift equipped with 15- 17 foot forks. Vehicles are of varying sizes and conditions, with loose or hanging parts; attention to detail and safety is essential in protecting employees and customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily pre-trip safety inspections before beginning work for the day

  • Make minor adjustment and/or request repairs in writing to the mechanic or supervisor

  • Safely load, unload, rearrange, and maneuver Forklift/Loader with 15-17 foot forks throughout the auction lot

  • Read stock numbers on the computer screen and verify the stock number and vehicle information directly from vehicle before loading onto forks

  • Move vehicles to inventory staging, sale stalls, or storage as determined by lot location paperwork or computer screens

  • Move vehicles into garage or other sheltered areas for insurance inspections, vehicle repairs, or as requested by supervisor

  • Load vehicles on transports or fleet trucks for transportation off of the lot

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Ability to pass OSHA forklift/heavy equipment certification program with re-certification Knowledge every 3 years

  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record required

  • Experience 1 to 3 years experience preferred operating heavy equipment

  • Effective communication and organization skills required

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to utilize a portable terminal, brick, etc. preferred

  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service essential

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear

  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat, and climb

  • Ability to spend prolonged periods of time sitting in cab of forklift/loader

  • Vision abilities include close, distance, and color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

  • Ability to remain focused and vigilant regarding surroundings and hazards on lot

Work Environment

  • Regular exposure to outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold

  • Potential to spend up to 50% of shift out of the cab and outdoors

  • Driving and maneuvering forklift in difficult situations with light to heavy crowds and traffic

  • Loading and unloading vehicles in various weather conditions

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company's 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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