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BMW Service Advisor

The Knauz Automotive Group has been a fixture in Chicago's Northshore since the Knauz family opened their first dealership, in 1934. Although we have grown over the years, we remain a local family-owned business and well-grounded in the communities in which we operate. The success of Knauz BMW is rooted in our exceptional team. Our sustained growth has been fueled by our family values and passion for providing our customers with exceptional sales and service experiences.

As a member of the Service team, you'll assist customers to ensure their BMW performs at its best. Our dealership is like no other and our servicing experience is too! Be a part of a team that will push you to succeed, earn, and help you achieve your highest potential.

What's in it for you? When you join our team, you become part of the Knauz Automotive family. It's more than a job - it's the opportunity to build a career, make a difference, and be part of an exciting industry. If you're looking for a place to call home, we want to hear from you!

What Are We Looking For?

As an innovative and highly respected leader in the automotive industry, we are looking for a driven, diligent, thorough and experienced Service Advisor to join our BMW service team.

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefit package with an outstanding 401(k) program. If this sounds like your dream job, then we have the perfect opportunity and want to hear from you! Saturday Hours may apply

Responsibilities for Service Advisor

  • Greet customers and offer excellent customer service from intake to release of their vehicles
  • Determine and diagnose car issues based on customer description and vehicle condition
  • Translate customer-reported problems to actionable work orders for technicians to complete
  •  Order necessary parts from suppliers and double-check that they are delivered to technicians
  • Ensure that automotive work provided to customers meets company quality standards
  • Invoice and collect payment from customers for services rendered
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints regarding services\
  • Maintain customer records and enter data into computer databases

Qualifications for Service Advisor

  • Working knowledge and experience of automotive products, repairs and parts
  • Secondary education in the automotive field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to translate customer needs to workable technician orders
  •  Basic knowledge of computer programs including word processing and database tools
  • Organizational skills including the ability to schedule appointments, meet with customers and ensure that work is done properly
  • Exceptional customer service skills based on experience
  • Continuing education and knowledge acquisition on the function and repair of newer vehicles
  • Basic mathematics skills to prepare and process bills and customer payment
  • Ability to communicate complicated automotive processes to customers who may only have basic automotive knowledge

Professional appearance and work ethic

All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test and possess a valid driver license.


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Experienced Land Rover/Jaguar Technician ( $10,000 Sign On Bonus)

Job description

The success of Land Rover Lake Bluff is rooted in our exceptional team. Our sustained growth has been fueled by our family values and passion for providing our customers with exceptional sales and service experiences.

As a member of the Service team, you'll assist customers to ensure their Land Rover performs at its best. Our dealership is like no other and our servicing experience is too! Be a part of a team that will push you to succeed, earn, and help you achieve your highest potential.

What's in it for you? When you join our team, you become part of the Knauz Automotive family. It's more than a job - it's the opportunity to build a career, make a difference, and be part of an exciting industry. If you're looking for a place to call home, we want to hear from you!

As an experienced technician, you must display thorough and proven knowledge of vehicles. You must also have a strong work ethic and exceptional attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Must have prior Land Rover/Jaguar experience (Minimum Level 2 skill level)

·         Possess your own toolbox and tools

·         Able to drive both automatic and standard-transmission vehicles

·         Excellent communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills

·         Safety and customer service oriented

·         Able to bend, kneel, squat, stand, and lift heavy objects as needed

·         Professional appearance and work ethic.

·         Self-motivated with solid work habits.

·         Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

·         Available to work on select Saturdays

·         BENEFITS - Land Rover Lake Bluff offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical (HMO & PPO), dental, vision, life insurance options, paid vacations/holidays and a 401k with company matching

$10,000 sign on bonus

Attitude - The service team believes in hard work and having fun while doing it! A positive and work-hard attitude will serve you well.

Passion - You need to share the passion for the products that we represent and be willing to go the extra mile for our customers.

Competitive - Our service team has consistently reached new records year after year and in result, we look for candidates that are interested in breaking records and raising the bar to what is possible. We play to win.

About Knauz Automotive

Knauz Automotive was founded in 1934. From those humble roots, we've grown into one of Chicagoland's premier dealerships. We are proud of our history and are now in the third generation of family ownership.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test and possess a valid driver license


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Experienced BMW Technician

Job description

The success of Knauz BMW is rooted in our exceptional team. Our sustained growth has been fueled by our family values and passion for providing our customers with exceptional sales and service experiences.

As a member of the Service team, you'll assist customers to ensure their BMW drives like the Ultimate Driving Machine. Our dealership is like no other and our servicing experience is too! Be a part of a team that will push you to succeed, earn, and help you achieve your highest potentia

What's in it for you? When you join our team, you become part of the Knauz Automotive family. It's more than a job - it's the opportunity to build a career, make a difference, and be part of an exciting industry. If you're looking for a place to call home, we want to hear from you!

As an experienced technician, you must display thorough and proven knowledge of vehicles. You must also have a strong work ethic and exceptional attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         3-5 years BMW experience

·         Able to drive both automatic and standard-transmission vehicles

·         Excellent communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills

·         Safety and customer service oriented

·         Able to bend, kneel, squat, stand, and lift heavy objects as needed

·         Professional appearance and work ethic.

·         Self-motivated with solid work habits.

·         Electric and Hybrid Experience a plus

Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

BENEFITS - Knauz Continental Autos offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical (HMO & PPO), dental, vision, life insurance options, paid vacations/holidays and a 401k with company matching

Attitude - The service team believes in hard work and having fun while doing it! A positive and work-hard attitude will serve you well.

Passion - You need to share the passion for the products that we represent and be willing to go the extra mile for our customers.

Competitive - Our service team has consistently reached new records year after year and in result, we look for candidates that are interested in breaking records and raising the bar to what is possible. We play to win.

About Knauz Automotive

Knauz Automotive was founded in 1934. From those humble roots, we've grown into one of Chicagoland's premier dealerships. We are proud of our history and are now in the third generation of family ownership.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test and possess a valid driver license

Job Type: Full-time


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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technician/Mechanic
Knauz Continental Autos' Sprinter Business is growing! Chicago's Northshore Sprinter Dealer has an immediate opening for both an experienced Mercedes-Benz Certified Diesel Technician and also for an entry level technician to join our team. If you have Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner experience, this may be the career opportunity that you've been waiting for! Newly opened Sprinter dedicated Sprinter location, located on Route 41, just south of Route 137.

As an experienced diesel technician, you must display thorough and proven knowledge of Sprinter or Freightliner vehicles. You must also have a strong work ethic and exceptional attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diesel Technician experience preferred!
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Able to drive both automatic and standard-transmission vehicles
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills
  • Safety and customer service oriented
  • Able to bend, kneel, squat, stand, and lift heavy objects as needed
  • Professional appearance and work ethic.
  • Self-motivated with solid work habits.
  • Prior military personal encouraged to apply
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

BENEFITS

  • 401k and Profit Sharing with Employer Match
  • Medical (HMO & PPO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test and possess a valid driver license.

Job Type: Full-time


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Car Wash Attendant / Porters

Essential Duties

·         Participate in wash process and use/maintenance of car wash equipment

·         Greet customers courteously and explain available wash services to them; take and process wash payments to the satisfaction of customers and car wash

·         Scrub heavily soiled and hard to reach areas of vehicles, and pre-wash exterior areas of cars

·         Carry out periodic maintenance of equipment used in washing to keep them in proper working order

·         Perform cleaning of facility and ensure everything is kept in the appropriate place and organized

·         Provide assistance to customers in any area concerning car wash process

·         Apply water hoses, nozzles, brushes, soap buckets, broom, hand tools, pressure washer, and grease gun

·         Move or direct cars into the wash area with a pleasant, focused, and competent attitude

·         Carry out visual inspection of vehicles to confirm their condition before sending them into the wash area

·         Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to in carrying out given tasks daily

·         Ensure vacuums are unclogged, trash cans emptied, and hoses properly hung

·         With a sense of urgency, ensure the right thing is done at the right time with customers, home office, and fellow teammates.

·         No prior experience or training required

Porter - Qualifications

·         Ability to display courteous and professional attitude

·         Excellent customer service skills to ensure optimum customer satisfaction

·         Strong ability to work flexible hours, such as weekends

·         Ability to work standing over long periods of time

·         Ability to lift items of moderate weight

·         Ability to work outdoor and be efficient in all weather conditions

·         Ability to work swiftly to deliver washed vehicles to customers in record time

·         Ability to interact ethically with fellow employees and customers

·         Possess high school diploma together with training or/and a year sales experience in related occupation; alternatively, equivalent combination of experience and education

·         Possess valid and current driver's license

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills

·         Strong ability to handle the physical demand of the job

·         Experience driving vehicles of different types, including automatic and manual cars

·         Knowledge of cars and their parts, tools, and other necessary equipment

·         Ability to follow directions and correctly implement tasks.

Starting Full time pay $13.50 Per Hour, review and raise after 90 days to $14.25 second review and raise after 9 months to $15.25

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

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Pickup and Delivery Driver- Part Time

Job description

·         Required to shuttle customers to and from work/home

·         Required to pick-up and/or deliver customer vehicle to work/home

·         Test drive vehicle for mechanical repairs/faults for all car lines

·         Work Attire is business casual

·         Must have a Valid Drivers License

·         Pass background screening

·         Pass Drug Screening

·         21 yrs or older

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $12.00 per hour

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Auto Parts Delivery Driver

Job description

What We Expect from You

  • Delivers parts to commercial customers, including the loading and unloading of parts using our Sprinter vans.
  • Pick up returns, cores and parts from our customers
  • Maintain a safe driving and working environment, including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Follows all company policies, procedures, dress code and management direction.
  • Handle cash and charge transactions per company policy
  • Service our Body Shop and all brands within the Knauz Auto Group.
  • Keep an accurate log of daily deliveries and pick-ups.
  • Unload truck each night. Turn in all paperwork and undelivered parts.
  • Handles basic maintenance of the truck including filling tank with gas and keeping it clean. We have gas pumps and car wash on site.

Position Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license that meets our requirements.
  • Ability to lift, load, and deliver sometimes heavy auto parts.
  • Must believe in quality service and courtesy to our customers and fellow team members.

Our Commitment to You

  • Competitive Salary, starting $15 per hour.
  • Full Time, Monday through Friday, position 35-40 hours.
  • Quality Medical, Dental and Prescription Insurance offered
  • Disability and Life Insurance offered
  • Paid Time Off program
  • 401k and Profit Sharing with Employer Match
  • Internal Promotion Opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour


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Contact

Knauz Automotive Group

775 Rockland Road
Directions Lake Bluff, IL 60044

  • Sales: (847) 234-1700
  • Service: (847) 234-1700
  • Parts: (847) 234-1700

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM- 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
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SALE HOURS

  • Monday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM- 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

PARTS DEPR. HOURS

  • Monday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

SERVICE DEPT. HOURS

  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

BODY SHOP DEPT. HOURS

  • Monday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM- 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed