Vehicle Inspection Specialist (Surrey, BC)


Job Description

Reporting to a Field Inspection Manager, this role supports the KAR Global businesses and customers by inspecting vehicles for condition, wear, tear, neglect, missing parts, mechanical issues, previous repairs and damage/structural damage.  Complete required vehicle inspection promptly and accurately including imaging and uploading results of the vehicle condition. Interact with dealers and consumers as needed professionally as the face of KAR Global and its collective businesses.   

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicate in a professional manner with customer (dealer or consumer)

  •  Resolve any customer inquiries in a friendly, courteous and professional manner; advise management of all complaints or incidents

  • Ensure internal and external customers receive prompt, efficient and courteous attention

  • Inspect vehicles for signs of wear, tear, neglect, damage, previous repair or structural damage

  • Complete inspection of vehicles and ensure adherence to the defined program for the customer

  • Capture data accurately on a mobile device, work comfortably with software and technology.

  • Deliver results in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with Field Inspection Manager and sales team members on customer needs with insights to improve services provided

  • Maintain equipment and tools properly and advise manager of any needed equipment maintenance or breakdown

  • Ensure vehicles are in clean condition with radios, seats, mirrors and other convenience items in the same position as when the vehicle arrived 

  • Submit completed condition reports using the appropriate technology made available to you to complete the vehicle inspection

  • Complete road test if required by contract or inspection type

  • Keep current on technology updates, new releases and product development

  • Understand the functionality and ability to use tools such as paint meter, OBD scanner etc

  • Perform floorplan audits of automobile dealerships and equipment dealers, as needed

  • Ensure floorplan inventory is physically present or otherwise accounted for by working with the customer and their respective documents

  • Perform inventory reconciliation and reporting of audit results, if necessary

  • Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise in areas of competitor products

  • Other duties as assigned

Attributes we believe to be critical-to-success:

Integrity, Detail Oriented, Self-Directed, Self-Starter and Motivated, Technologically Savvy, Service First -Oriented, Adaptability, Resilience.

Skills a successful Vehicle Inspector Specialist will possess: 

Critical Thinking / Problem Solving, Organizational Verbal & Written Communication, Accountability, Customer Service, Tech Savvy, Mechanically Savvy, Time Management, Relationship Building.


  • High School Diploma or GED required;

  • Experience / Knowledge of the automotive industry ;

  • Must be qualified, and able, to operate motor vehicles and possess a valid driver’s license with the appropriate levels of insurance;

  • Confident working in a technology focused environment


Physical Requirements:

The physical activity requirements of the position are Light Physical Work. Visual acuity requirements include depth perception and field of vision. Frequent – sitting, walking, driving and traveling. Occasional – stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting. Potential – rapid or forceful movement in emergency situations.

Physical Working Condition:

The work is completed at customer’s home, place of business, dealership and/or at auction, this is not in a home office and is not located in a standard office environment. The position is subject to outside environmental working conditions, including temperature changes and outside weather conditions

The KAR group of companies offer their team members the rewards, tools and encouragement that make a difference.

Our offer:

  • A welcoming and motivated team;

  • A competitive and employer-paid benefits program (medical, dental, vision, prescription) for you and your family after 3 months of continuous service;

  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance;

  • Basic life insurance for you and your dependents;

  • An RRSP program with complementary employer contributions;

  • An employee stock purchase program;

  • A wellness program and an employee and family assistance program;

  • Career development and continuing training plans;

  • Care days, float days and vacations in the first year of employment.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

Job ID: 6520271
KAR Global
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