Detailer - Mercedes Benz of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 5/23/2024

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Location: 1301 Parkside Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Job Type: Other
Experience: Associate


At Mercedes Benz of Walnut Creek, 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.

Sonic Automotive is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest automotive retailers in the country with over 120 dealerships nationwide...

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.



Job Description


The Automotive Detailer will be responsible for meticulously cleaning, detailing, and preparing new and used vehicles for display and delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly clean and detail vehicles, including interior and exterior surfaces
  • Safely operate carwash equipment and ensure all vehicles are properly washed and dried
  • Vacuum, shampoo, and steam clean vehicle interiors to restore their pristine condition
  • Clean upholstery, rugs, and other surfaces using appropriate chemicals and cleaning agents
  • Apply protective coatings and polishes to enhance the vehicles’ appearance and protected surfaces
  • Apply paint to chipped body surfaces using touch-up paint
  • Clean engine and engine compartments with steam-cleaning equipment and cleaning agents to remove grease and grime
  • Perform a meticulous inspection to identify and address any imperfections or areas requiring attention
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong attention to detail and passion for achieving results
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality standards
  • Physical stamina to handle the demands of detailing work, including, bending, lifting, and standing for extended periods
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA
  • Must be willing to undergo pre-employment compliance requirements: Drug testing, background check, MVR.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience as a detailer or carwash specialist in an automotive setting 
  • Basic understanding of vehicle surfaces and materials to choose appropriate cleaning methods

Compensation (Hourly):

  • $18.00 / hour

*The Detailer Position has a Pay Scale consisting of the following elements and ranges.  Wages include Base Hourly Compensation of between sixteen and eighteen dollars an hour*



  • FULL TIME(40 hours)
  • Must be available Monday through Saturday
  • 5x days a week, 8 hour shifts



  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off accrual
  • Opportunities for career advancement within a Fortune 500 company


*All your information will be kept confidential according to EEOC guidelines*

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