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Careers at Kia of East Syracuse


We are always looking for dynamic individuals to join our team. If you would like to apply, please call or fill out the form below today.

Immediate Openings for AUTOMOTIVE Service Advisors, Sales Representatives & Technicians! See Job Descriptions Below.


Service Advisors

Experience Not Required!
Rewarding Pay Plan

At Kia of East Syracuse, our Service Department is filled with customer orders, and we need to hire Service Advisors now! Previous experience as a service advisor / service writer is not required. If you have good customer service skills and are self-motivated, this is a great career opportunity for you!

Applicants for Service Advisor need to have:

  • A customer-centric sales focus
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated with good organization and follow through
  • Computer proficiency
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record
     

Service Advisor - Job Description:

  • Service Advisors greet customers and answer questions, offer additional services and products.
  • Perform vehicle walk around and documentation of customer concerns to enable the Technician to properly diagnose and service the vehicle.
  • Consult with customers on applicable service specials.
  • Prioritize requested services and provide options.
  • Document services declined
  • Ask for follow-up on future service appointments.
  • Keep customers informed on completion times and expenses.
  • Build relationships with the customers - good customer service skills!
     

Kia of East Syracuse has Great Benefits!

  • Comprehensive Pay Plan based on experience and skill level
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Medical and Dental benefits
  • Matching 401(k) retirement Plan
  • Established, successful dealership!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a  
drug-free workplace.
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Contact us by email  or by phone at 315-701-5898. Join a winning team. Call today!

Automotive Sales Representatives

Kia of East Syracuse is seeking a motivated and customer service oriented to join our team! We  pride ourselves in giving you the automotive career you've always wanted and we are dedicated to training and promoting our most talented and hardworking employees from within. We truly want to help you grow your career and are willing to invest in the right person.

Our ideal candidate is hardworking, tech savvy, and personable. Automotive experience is not required but a plus! If you believe you have the right skill set and have previous experience working in the automotive space or customer service industry, let us know, we want to hear from you! Apply today to learn what it's like to work at a dealership that gives you the tool set to be successful and work with a management team that has your best interest in mind!

 

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision
  • One-on-one training
  • Paid vacation
  • Great work environment
  • Progressive career path

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and guide customer as they appear on the lot to proceed into the sales process
  • Assist the customers to find a vehicle that meets their needs by using the current inventory sheets
  • Enhance the sales process by demonstrating the vehicles features on the lot
  • Assist customers in the completion of their sales applications
  • Assist management to increase sales by inspecting the lot’s vehicles daily reporting any problems to the Sales Manager
  • Assist management in ensuring the lot is merchandised correctly to maximize sales

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic with high energy throughout the sales workday
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, especially while handling objections
  • Quality customer service skills and sales track record
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills one-on-one and over the phone
  • Persuasive and able to overcome customer objections during the sales process
  • Proficient in basic business math including percentages
  • Capable of learning and using basic Microsoft Office, accounting software, and proprietary sales programs
  • Persistent, competitive and good work ethic
  • Focuses on the customer’s needs to enhance dealership and personal sales
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a  
drug-free workplace.

Flat-Rate Automotive Technicians

Kia of East Syracuse is looking to hire an Automotive Technician to perform all the essential job duties for this position . This is a full time position. We are a growing service department looking for an experienced full-time Automotive Mechanic with excellent drivability & electrical skills. ASE Certified, highly trained and knowledgeable that is able to diagnose, inspect, repair, service and/or overhaul vehicle problems and maintenance for Import and Domestic made automobiles. Ability to control flow of work and continue to keep work going out the door.

These are the requirements needed to perform this job:

 
  • Inspect, service and repair all vehicles and equipment;
  • Diagnose and provide quality vehicle repairs, from engine repairs to brakes, suspension, heating and A/C to all drive ability concerns and everything in between
  • Consistently deliver superior quality control
  • Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspection; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components
  • Must work well with other team members and maximize personal productivity
  • Communicate equipment issues, maintenance plans and work performed with managers and employees
  • Keep daily record of all work performed
  • Must be able to work M-F 8-5. We are closed Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Minimum 2 years previous small engine and diesel engine experience
  • Experience working in the Auto Industry or related industry helpful
  • Must have own tools
  • Must have valid drivers license

Top Pay with all the Benefits!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a  
drug-free workplace.

Automotive Parts Specialist

Kia of East Syracuse is looking to add a new member to our parts team! The Parts Advisor or Counterperson is responsible for assisting all technicians and customers in purchasing needed parts and supplies.

Responsibilities for an Automotive Parts Specialist include but are not limited to:

 
  • Working hand in hand with service advisors, and technicians to build accurate price quotes
  • Make every effort to locate needed parts when the dealership is out of stock.
  • Handling parts payment collection and making sure all parts are billed correctly through the service department, or parts invoice
  • Assist with daily inventory, receiving, stocking and shipping.
  • Assist in maintaining perpetual inventories.
  • Referring to parts manuals (both hard copy and electronic format) to identify exactly the right part(s) for the make, model and year of vehicles being serviced.
  • Help maintain cleanliness and professional appearance of the parts counter, work area and stockroom.

Education for an Automotive Parts Specialist candidate:

 
  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Some college or automotive/vocational training preferred.

Requirements for an Automotive Parts Specialist candidate include but are not limited to:

 
  • A positive attitude
  • Must have computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be friendly and well organized.
  • Must work well with others in a team setting
  • Must possess ability to juggle multiple tasks and stay organized
  • Bending, stretching, standing and reaching.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Using computers to look up and enter data.
  • Utilizing physical and manual dexterity.
  • Must have a good driver’s license and a driving record that meets our insurance standards
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screenings (Background and Drug)
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Previous parts advisor experience, preferred
  • Reynolds & Reynolds experience is definitely a plus!
  • Understand basic automotive components and systems
  • Automotive dealership experience is a plus
  • Any automotive certifications are a plus
  • Driver's License

Full-Time Benefits:

 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Available
  • 401K Retirement with employer match available
  • Compensation is negotiable based on experience
  • Paid Vacation
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a  
drug-free workplace.
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