Lot Driver

KAR Auction Services Plainfield, IN
Summary: ADESA Auto Auction located in Plainfield, IN is searching for full-time Lot Drivers to move customer's cars to different on-site shops and parking areas in preparation for our weekly auction. Safety and efficiency are the key components to this position. We are looking for a team player with excellent customer service skills.

ADESA offers generous Paid Time Off benefits including vacation, sick, personal and holidays, Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, HSA with company contribution and FSA options, Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance, 401(k) with company match, Employee stock purchasing program, and Corporate discount program.

Job Description:

Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Provide prompt, efficient and friendly quality service to customers while maintaining a professional appearance and work area. Advise the Manager or Supervisor immediately of all serious customer complaints or incidents.

2. Practice conservative, cautious and courteous operating habits.

3. Set a good personal example of attitude and performance. Promote positive employee relations and morale whenever possible by utilizing sound human relations practices to promote teamwork at all times.

4. Immediately report to Manager or Supervisor anything that occurs which may potentially jeopardize the ability to physically or legally operate a motor vehicle.

5. Immediately report to Manager or Supervisor all driving related incidents, including traffic citations, warnings, accidents or mechanical problems experienced on either private or public property, on or off the job.

6. Make sure the area conditions do not threaten employee or customer safety. Respond to and follow proper procedures on employee and customer accidents, injuries and loss or damage to any property. Report all incidents to the Manager or Supervisor immediately.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Accomplished

Technical Skills (driving techniques)

2. Basic

Administrative Detail and Follow-Through Skills; Human Relations Skills; Organization and Planning Skills; Writing and Reading Skills; Oral Communication Skills; Clerical Skills

Educational Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED preferred with at least two (2) years driving experience required.

Essential Functions and Physical Requirements:

Must be able to read English and/or comprehend motor vehicle traffic signs and signals and detailed information through oral and written communication.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be accessible when off duty through reliable communication methods (such as telephone of equivalent) for occasional unscheduled work assignments.

Must not be under the influence of any condition or anything that could distract or impair the ability to safely and efficiently operate a motor vehicle. Must submit to and pass controlled substance investigation and testing according to company policy.

Must be able to adhere to the work schedule. Daily attendance, punctuality and availability are critical essential functions of the job.

Must perform to the department work production quality and quantity standards. Must be able to work effectively and harmoniously with a diverse variety of people.

Must be qualified to operate a motor vehicle, possess a valid state driver's license in the current state of residence, be insured and/or insurable if required by the state and have reliable means of transportation to and from work assignments. Must not have a motor vehicle record or criminal record that does not meet the minimum standards set by company policy.

Must successfully complete the Company Orientation and Training Program. New drivers must first ride with an experienced driver as an observer until they understand the auction facility layout, traffic flow and transportation process. New drivers must also demonstrate their driving skill and their familiarity with the position and sale day techniques to an experienced driver before driving solo on sale day. The Supervisor will check and approve or disapprove non-English speaking/reading drivers for adequate understanding and comprehension of traffic signs, signals and driver safety policies before they drive solo.

The physical activity requirements of the position are Heavy Physical Work. (Refer to Policy HR-200 for definitions)

Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision comparable to definitions for Mobile Equipment Operator Standard (Refer to Policy HR-200 for definitions)

Constant – balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions

Occasional – kneeling

Potential – climbing, crawling

Physical Working Condition:

This position is subject to both inside and outside environmental working conditions, including temperature changes, outside weather conditions, slightly elevated ambient noise levels, minor potential physical hazards, such as electrical, mechanical equipment and cleaning and pesticide chemicals; and minor atmospheric conditions affecting skin or respiratory systems, such as fumes, odors and dusts associated with car exhaust, internal and external service station/convenience food and petroleum dispensing operations.


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