Shop Foreman - Long Beach BMW/MINI in Long Beach, CA at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 6/9/2023

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Part-time
Location: 1660 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90806
Job Type: Other
Experience: Associate


At Long Beach BMW, a Sonic Automotive family dealership, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100+ dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Salary: $75000 - $150000 , Depending on Experience

Our associates are happy to work here because:

  • We boast the lowest turnover in the industry.
  • We provide award winning training (Training Magazine Top 125, and Brandon Hall Awards).
  • We are committed to developing and promoting within the company.
  • Our benefits are extremely competitive with Medical, dental, vision, HSA, 401k and PTO.
  • We encourage peer to peer teamwork and recognition.
  • Special benefits to purchasing and leasing a car.
  • Personal Automotive Concierge Service.

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We're proud of what we're doing here. Come and join us!

Job Description

The Automotive Shop Foreman is responsible to develop business through insurance adjusters, customers and other sources to assure an adequate sales volume, provide a reasonable department operating profit and maintain customer satisfaction, while controlling expenses.

The Automotive Shop Foreman directs the activities of Automotive Shop employees in performing body repairs, meeting time schedules and productivity levels and maintaining quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Forecast goals and objectives for the department and strive to meet them.

·       Assisting (not training) technician mechanics in performing technical activities.

·       Diagnoses and repairs to specifications – brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems.

·       Adequately explains technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may include employees and customers on an as-required basis.

·       Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.

·       Understand, keep abreast of and comply with federal, state and local regulations that affect Automotive Shop operations such as hazardous waste disposal, right-to-know and environmental updates.

·       Attend managers meetings.

·       Strive for team-work with other departments.

·       Provides technical assistance to mechanical shop department employees.

·       Monitors automotive shop department employees' payroll records.

·       Coordinates a prompt, efficient, and timely flow of paperwork.

·       Monitors daily reports such as DOE, DOC, and sales productivity.

·       Develops sales promotions.

·       Takes advantage of all manufacturers' inventory co-op advertising.

·       Develops, enforces, and monitors guidelines for working with customers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

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

·       Ensures that all department purchases are properly accounted for before payment is made.

·       Assists in the collection of past-due accounts

·       Enforce safety requirements.

·       Hire, train, motivate, counsel and monitor the performance of all mechanical shop staff

·       Must follow all company safety policies and procedures, and immediately report any and all accidents to a manager or supervisor. Automotive Shop Manager

(The Shop Foreman Position has a Pay Scale consisting of the following elements and ranges.  Wages include Base Hourly Compensation of between $15.50 and $17.05. )


·       Requires STRONG electrical and diagnostic skills.

·       High school diploma or equivalent.

·       Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information.

·       5+ years of automotive mechanical diagnosis

·       One year supervisory experience.

·       Working knowledge of Dealership Management computer systems (ADP; Reynolds & Reynolds) and applications relevant to Automotive Shop operations.

·       Problem-solving and repair experience

·       Highly motivated and energetic

·       Excellent communication and managerial skills.

·       Valid drivers license and good driving record.

·       Professional personal appearance

·       All applicants must be authorized to work

It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

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