Production Associate (1st Shift)
Carvana
 Delanco, NJ

About Carvana

At Carvana, we sell cars but we aren’t car salesmen. Our promise is simple: we won’t sell a car to a customer that we wouldn’t sell to our own Mom. Period. To make sure our cars are in first-rate condition, we’ve built multiple vehicle Reconditioning Centers around the country, where our cars are inspected, perfected, and photographed before reaching the Carvana website. Using our Carvana Certified 150-point inspection process, we’re able to verify that every vehicle meets our rigorous mechanical and cosmetic standards.

We strive to provide only the highest quality vehicles to our customers in our mission to deliver a no-hassle, better car buying experience. We are actively looking for passionate and talented individuals who can help us deliver on that promise.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join our team? Keep reading below to see what we’re looking for!

About the team and position

As a Production Associate you will have the opportunity to work at one of our Inspection Centers, while being responsible for moving our vehicles through our reconditioning process. Qualifying candidates must love helping people, enjoy being part of a team, and possess the drive to help achieve superior customer satisfaction. They must be goal-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, with the ability to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization at the Inspection Center.

What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate the reconditioning process by moving vehicles from one department to the next.
  • Wash and physically clean vehicles that are going through the reconditioning process.
  • Inspect the interior and exterior of the vehicles for cleanliness and accurately identify any imperfections that are within or outside Carvana vehicle standards.
  • Properly handle Carvana photography equipment to take photographs of vehicles using handheld camera devices.
  • Apply Carvana lean manufacturing principles and follow standardized work by adhering to the 5S model.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working hours are Monday - Friday 6:00am to 2:30pm.

Hours of operation are subject to change based on business needs. You may also be required to work overtime to support those business needs and will be given as much advance notice as possible.

What you should have

This position is an entry-level position that requires someone who is interested in beginning their career in the automotive industry and is interested in working for a company that promotes from within. Requirements include:

  • The ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a desire to work in a team environment and achieve production goals.
  • Ability to physically operate equipment and use appropriate vehicle cleaning equipment.
  • Goal-oriented, team player that isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and dive right into the day-to-day.
  • Ability to follow Carvana standardized processes when it comes to our vehicle reconditioning standards.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing production environment while sometimes being exposed to excessive weather conditions (heat/cold).

It would be great if you also had

  • Experience working in the Automotive Industry or in a Lean Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience detailing or washing vehicles.
  • Experience working for a fast-paced hyper-growth company.

The Production Associate will report to the Line Lead and will be an hourly full-time position. No travel is required.

What we’ll offer in return

  • Competitive hourly wages (NO FLAT RATE)
  • On the job training
  • 100% company-paid healthcare premiums for employees
  • Excellent schedules that allow for work/life balance
  • 100% employee paid Healthcare Premiums
  • 401k with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment
  • Vehicle Discount
  • A company culture of growth, with a start-up atmosphere, allowing for varied and rapid career development
  • A leadership team that listens and is geared toward teammate engagement

Other requirements

To be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • This job position is designated as a safety-sensitive position
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds independently; majority of lifting from knee to shoulder heights; other lifting required from various levels
  • Must be able to carry and transport up to 60 pounds up to 20 feet
  • Requires standing for extended periods of time with frequent stretching, reaching, walking, stooping, pushing, and/or pulling in an environment that may be cold, hot, noisy, and wet and may have fumes or odors due to vehicle maintenance
  • Requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Requires use of safety equipment that may include but not limited to face shield or goggles, non-slip shoes, gloves, mask, and other protective garments and equipment
  • Requires frequent driving and computer data entry
  • Must adhere to regular and predictable attendance

Of course, we’ll make any reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Legal stuff

Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Carvana is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Carvana also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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