Inventory Associate, Automotive Parts

at Carvana
Location Trenton, Ohio
Date Posted July 30, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified



  • $15 per hour plus overtime opportunities
  • Additional $1 per hour shift differential for 2nd shift
  • Full-time hourly position
  • Comprehensive benefits package with paid time off as detailed below

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 an Inventory Associate I in our Parts department, you will have the opportunity to work at one of our Inspection Centers while being responsible for partnering with associates to identify parts needed for vehicles and maintaining an orderly parts storage area for OEM, third-party and aftermarket parts for vehicles in an efficient manner. The qualifying candidate must love helping people, enjoy being part of a team, and possess the drive to help achieve superior customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will be goal-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic, and self-motivated, with the ability to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization at the Inspection Center.

What you ll be doing

Maintaining an orderly parts storage area.

Partner with associates to identify specifications for parts needed.

Follow outlined procedures and complete all required documentation.

Other duties as assigned.

Working hours are Monday - Friday 6:00am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Demonstrated 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 setting.

Ability to physically operate vehicle equipment and tools.

A quality-first mentality that takes pride in upholding Carvana s vehicle quality standards.

Strong, consistent attention to detail.

Moderate understanding of vehicle mechanical repair.

Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.

Demonstrated ability to work with computer systems and applications.

Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures and guidelines.

Ability to review, analyze, identify problems, and make decisions.

An ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing production environment while sometimes being exposed to excessive weather conditions (heat/cold).

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with all departments at the Inspection Center.

It would be great if you also had

Experience working in the Automotive Industry or in a Lean Manufacturing environment

Experience working for a fast-paced hyper-growth company

Experience working with automotive parts

Experience with parts sourcing or working in an automotive/automotive shop environment

The Inventory Associate I, Parts will report to the Lead, Parts 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

401k with company match

ASE and Tool Reimbursement Programs

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

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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