Detailer Foreman Staten Island NY

From Automotive Retailing Today... Job Definition It is the responsibility of the detailer foreman to clean and prepare new, used and serviced vehicles and to oversee the washer.

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Detailer Foreman

From Automotive Retailing Today...

Job Definition

It is the responsibility of the detailer foreman to clean and prepare new, used and serviced vehicles and to oversee the washer.

As with all positions within dealerships, detailer foremen are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Job Duties

The duties of a detailer foreman include:

  • Overseeing the cleaning of the exterior and interior of the vehicle.
  • Cleaning engine and engine compartments.
  • Inspecting vehicles for noticeable defects and restoring the appearance of engine area, rugs, upholstery and painted surfaces.
  • Replacing missing or defective small parts.
  • Restoring appearance of vehicles to new or like-new condition to the best of their ability.

Job Requirements

Good cleaning skills and the ability to follow instructions are important. Some cleaning products may be quite toxic, so detailers should have a good understanding about how to use these correctly and safely. Being well-organized and able to manage their time as well as having an eye for detail is also advantageous.

A valid driver's license and a good driving record is a requirement for this position.

People working within the automotive retail industry often have to work extended hours, evenings and weekends to achieve their goals.

Education Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for this position.

Career Path

Automotive detailer foremen can begin training with service technicians to become an entry-level service technician.

Salary Range

The average annual earnings of detailer foremen are approximately $35,000 to $62,000. Earnings vary depending on experience, and the dealer's geographic location and size.

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Benefits

Benefits vary by employer, but most dealerships offer on site training, health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefit options. Talk with the specific dealer human resource manager about benefit packages.

Physical Demands

Working in the automotive industry can be physically demanding. Certain positions require employees to spend most of their workday on their feet and to carry heavy and awkwardly sized items. A reasonable level of physical fitness and flexibility is beneficial.

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