Automotive Service Manager

Cavenaugh Auto Group
Jonesboro, AR
May 10, 2017
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Job Description


Runs an efficient and profitable service department through productive staffing, customer retention, cost controls, achievement of objectives, and maintenance of all service records. Ensures that the daily inventory of technician's time is consistently sold to service customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Forecasts goals and objectives for the department and strives to meet them.

Hires, trains, motivates, counsels, and monitors the performance of all service department staff.

Prepares and administers an annual operating budget for the service department.

Maintains reporting systems required by general management and the factory.

Attends managers meetings.

Monitors and controls the performance of the department using appropriate reports, tracking systems, and surveys.

Strives for harmony and teamwork within the department and with all other departments.

Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations that affect service operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.

Understands and ensures compliance with manufacturer warranty and policy procedures.

Accounts for all documents; ensures that none are missing and all are processed correctly.

Directs and schedules the activities of all department employees.

Facilitates and/or conducts technical training and sends employees to appropriate training schools as needed.

Monitors technicians' daily productivity reports and corresponding payroll records.

Monitors and follows up on parts orders with the parts manager to ensure availability.

Initials all repair orders before submitting them to the warranty department, monitoring for sales and hours relative to expectations.

Establishes and maintains good working relationships with customers to encourage repeat and referral business.

Establishes and maintains good working relationships with vocational and technical schools to enhance personnel recruitment activities.

Serves as liaison with factory representatives.

Ensures the proper care, storage, and inventory of special tools.

Ensures that customers' service files are up-to-date and readily available for reference.

Ensures that all customers are greeted promptly and given fair estimates on costs and time required for repairs and maintenance.

Prepares pricing guides and maintenance menus for frequent labor operations.

Handles customer complaints immediately and according to dealership's guidelines.

Establishes and maintains 24-hour follow-up with all customers to confirm satisfaction with the service experience.

Maintains safe work environment.

Maintains a professional appearance.

MARGINAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develops and implements a marketing plan which promotes new and repeat business.

Holds weekly department meetings.

Informs repair technicians of time allowances on each repair order.

Maintains high-quality service repairs and minimizes comebacks. Conducts periodic spot checks of completed jobs for thoroughness and quality.

Keeps abreast of new equipment and tools available and recommends purchases.

Ensures that the work areas and customer waiting area are kept clean.


Responsible for the day to day operations and activities of all service personnel and support staff.

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.


Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Company Description
Cavenaugh Auto Group is one of the largest Arkansas based automotive retail and finance operators in Arkansas. The company culture embraces and encourages an entrepreneurial mindset where the Management team is compensated like partners and rewarded for their success. The company is currently experiencing a sustained increase in sales in current operations, and is planning for future growth in all Company Divisions.

Jonesboro, AR


Tue, 9 May 2017 09:53:27 PDT