DON THORNTON VOLKSWAGEN Lot Porter

Tulsa, OK

The Lot Porter assists both the Sales and Service Departments in maintaining the new and used car lots, and in transporting vehicles to appropriate departments for service and inventory control.

Under the state of Oklahoma's Unity Bill, this position is classified as a "Safety Sensitive Position" due to the job requirement of driving a vehicle.  
Qualifications

Education

High school diploma or the equivalent.

Licenses

Driver's License

Other

Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information.

Professional personal appearance.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to meet company's production and quality standards.


Expectations

General Expectations

Must be able to follow instructions and communicated effectively both orally and in writing.

Review and analyze actions at the end of each day, week, month, and year to determine how to better utilize time and plans more effectively.

Understand the terminology of the business and keep abreast of technology changes in products and services.

Know and understand the federal, state and local requirements which govern the company’s business.

Follow lawful directions from supervisors.

Understand and follow work rules and procedures.

Work evening, weekend and holiday work hours as required.

Interact well with others and be a positive influence on employee morale.

Uphold the company’s non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements.

Ability to read and comprehend single instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

All employees are required to demonstrate positive professional and social behaviors. We are expected to use appropriate language, dress to meet expectations and be respectful to all. Each staff member is expected to be punctual, be prepared and display courtesy, tact and self-control.


Job-Specific Expectations

Parks vehicles in accordance with policy and under direction of Sales/Marketing to ensure that the lot is attractive to potential buyers.

Assist Sales and Service Staff in moving vehicles to ensure efficient dealership operations.

Responsible for adding and maintaining key tags and window stickers on all lot vehicles.

Drives vehicles to other dealerships for 'dealer swaps' or to other vendors as requested.

May pick-up or deliever customers as requested using dealership vehicles.

Ensure cleanliness of showroom and vehicles in the showroom. All new vehicles should be free of finger prints, smudges, and dust at all times.

Inspect new vehicles as they arrive by transport. Report any discovered damages. Verify the presence of accessories listed on the invoice, and list any missing accessories.

Compare serial numbers of incoming cars against invoice.

Move sold vehicles to maximize use of space and keep the lot in order.

Deliver sold vehicles to the new vehicle preparation department.

Ensure that all customer cars are washed to specifications and in a timely fashion.

Maintain new vehicle inventory appearance and performance by assuring the interior and exterior cleanliness.

Make sure that all demo's and service loaners are clean and gassed.

Coordinate with Sales that all sold cars are ready for their scheduled delivery time.

PIck up trash in the parking lot upon arriving to work.

Hang sale tags.

Deliver sold vehicles to the new-vehicle preparation department.

Assist in detailing sold units or washing customer vehicles in the wash bay as needed.

Physical Requirements

Surroundings

Move throughout the company facility for most of the shift.

Spend time outdoors in the weather and elements.

Spend time indoors in air-conditioned areas.

Sitting - on a regular basis

Standing - for prolonged periods

Walking - for prolonged periods

Bending, twisting and/or stooping - for prolonged periods

Kneeling and/or Squatting - for prolonged periods

Lifting - over 50 lbs on a regular basis

Reaching and/or lifting overhead - on a regular basis

Climbing - stairs

Repetitive hand/finger movement - for prolonged periods

Grasping/grabbing with hands - for prolonged periods

Pushing and Pulling -prolonged periods