DAA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package for full-time employees that includes paid vacation, holidays, employer-paid medical/dental benefits and a 401(k) plan with a company match.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Arbitrator | Full-Time
This position is responsible for overseeing the arbitration process, contacting buyers and sellers, distributing vehicles to proper destinations for diagnosis and/or repair, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction throughout the process. The ability to negotiate price adjustments, repairs, and other critical approval issues is a preferred skill, along with basic automotive knowledge, and sales and/or mechanical repair experience. Competencies include customer/client focus, organizational skills, problem solving/analysis, and proficient personal computer use. Must be able to work productively under the pressure of tight deadlines in a high-energy environment. A three-year driving abstract will be run for this position.
Detail Shop Office Clerk | Full-Time
The purpose of this position is to support the efficiency of the Detail Shop by working with vendors, accurately bill out invoices, greet walk-in traffic, complete shop payroll, process payments for accounts payable, and provide support to shop staff as needed. The ideal candidate must have excellent office and phone etiquette skills, and the ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced work environment. A minimum of one-year office experience with demonstrated customer service and organizational skills is required. This position is subject to a background, credit, and motor vehicle check.
Detail Specialist | Full-Time
DAA Northwest has openings for responsible, hardworking individuals, for the position of Detail Specialist. The successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a history of excellent work attendance, and the ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to work as part of a team in an assembly line environment.
Check-In Clerk | Full-Time
DAA Northwest is recruiting for a full-time Check-In Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for checking vehicles in and out of the auction, providing excellent customer service to Auction customers, and assist in maintaining the security of DAA facilities. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, PC, and problem-solving skills. Candidates will also need to be flexible with their work schedule, as hours may vary and could include weekends. Must have a clear, valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.
Journeyman Mechanic | Full-Time
Under minimal supervision, provide a diagnosis on vehicles, and perform moderate to complex repairs on a variety of makes/models of vehicles. Accurately perform moderate to complex engine repair on vehicles, performs medium to complex engine repair on anti-lock brakes, airbags, electrical, air conditioning, vacuum and hydraulic systems, drivelines etc. Independently utilizes a computer, scanner, lab scope and all other types of equipment to perform diagnostic work on mechanical and electrical systems. Troubleshoot issues and determine the appropriate course of action. Perform safety inspections completely and accurately according to established safety inspection checklist. ASE Certification, mechanical aptitude, and own tools are required, along with a valid clean driving record. A three-year driving abstract will be run for this position.
Body Shop Helper | Full-Time
DAA is currently recruiting for the position of Body Shop Helper. Duties will include removal of accessories, such as brush guards, aftermarket equipment, and other vehicle add-ons, installation of bed liners, hubcaps, rail caps, decals, etc. This position will also be responsible for minor vehicle repairs along with cleaning and checking vehicles prior to delivery. A valid, clear driving record is required to shuttle customer’s vehicles to sublet vendors and other departments. General Shop cleanup and maintenance, as well as other duties, may be assigned. Some previous shop experience is helpful, but not required.
Paint/Prep | Full-Time
The Paint/Prep position is responsible for all necessary preparation of vehicles for painting. Some removal and installation of moldings, handles, factory decals, etc. will be required in this position, along with determining a plan in preparation for the paint process including; masking, sanding, buffing, etc. Performs other duties as assigned or requested to ensure a top level of productivity at all times. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 6 months experience in automobile paint prep and a successful work record with demonstrated excellent quality workmanship. A valid driver’s license is required.
Painter | Full-Time
We are currently recruiting candidates who have a minimum of two years’ experience and a successful work record, including demonstrated excellent quality of workmanship. May performs other duties as assigned or requested to ensure a top level of productivity at all times. A valid driver’s license is required.
Paint & Body Buffer | Full-Time
Responsibilities of the Paint & Body Buffer include sanding and polishing vehicles, some removal and installation of decals and striping, along with other duties assigned or requested to ensure a top level of productivity at all times while maintaining a high standard of quality. A minimum of six months experience working with “fresh” auto body paint is preferred, but not required. Performing the duties of this job may be strenuous and requires walking, sitting, standing, crouching, kneeling, and bending on a daily basis and frequently, for extended periods of time. A valid driver’s license is required.
Auto Body Repair Technician | Full-Time
This position is responsible for the repair of assigned vehicles including inspecting damaged vehicles, reviewing estimates, developing a repair plan for each vehicle, and completing all necessary repairs. A minimum of 2 years’ experience with demonstrated quality workmanship is required. Also, you must provide your own tools. Other duties may be assigned or requested to ensure a high level of productivity at all times. A valid driver’s license is required.
DAA Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
A driving abstract will be run for all DAA potential candidates. Additionally, a background check may be required for certain positions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
WORKING AT DAA NORTHWEST
Each year, millions of vehicles are traded through the nation’s 300+ wholesale auto auctions. Large, corporate chains own the majority of the auctions. As a locally owned independent business, DAA Northwest is an exception.
We take pride in our independent, family-owned business. Our local ownership and unique management style provides many benefits to our employees, our customers and the community we serve.
Our approach to serving customers stems from a commitment to build long-term relationships while providing a superior level of service. We are dedicated to building and maintaining the trust and loyalty of our customers. Over the years, our solid tradition of treating customers with the highest levels of respect and consideration has served us well. Today, it continues to differentiate DAA in the auction industry – making us more competitive and adding value to our employees and customers.
DAA Northwest: We provide superior vehicle remarketing services and establish long–term relationships; our success allows us to serve the greater community through our ethical, socially conscious and financially strong company.
DAA Northwest Careers
We provide a secure, challenging and inclusive work environment that attracts and retains top-quality employees. Our organizational culture is values-based; we recognize that employees spend a significant amount of their lives at work and we are committed to providing a positive, family-friendly work environment.
At DAA, Equal Employment Opportunity is not only the law, it is a guiding principle of our operations. We demonstrate our commitment to fair and equitable treatment for everyone – customers and employees alike – every day.
Our history reveals an ongoing commitment to making the community we live in a better place to live, learn and work. We actively support our community through local sponsorships, charitable donations and financial support of programs that offer individuals opportunities to develop new work skills.
Our employee’s competence, commitment and attitude towards their work and customers are the primary keys to our success; they make DAA Northwest the most dynamic auto auction in the northwestern United States and Canada.
DAA Northwest offers a competitive benefit package to provide a sense of safety and security to employees and their families.
Our comprehensive package includes medical, dental and life insurance with the employee’s premium paid by DAA. Regular full-time employees (working 30 hours a week or more) are eligible to participate.
DAA considers recognition important to the success of the company and the individual employee. We hold a quarterly breakfast meeting that includes department and individual recognition on a larger scale. Employee meals, barbecues and invitations to participate in customer promotions such as DAA’s annual Rock & Roll Sale allow us the opportunity to sale “Thanks for all your hard work!”
401(k) Retirement Plan
All employees age 18 years and older are eligible to participate after one year and 1,000 hours of employment. Employees are allowed to contribute from 1 to 100% gross salary. DAA will match dollar for dollar up to 4%.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their families have 24-hour access to the professional assistance they need, whether it is for work or home. This includes legal counsel, psychiatric, and eldercare referral.
Daycare & Medical Reimbursement Accounts (Flexible Spending Accounts)
DAA’s dependent care and medical reimbursement accounts are used to reduce taxable wages while paying for daycare, elder care or to pay for qualifying medical expenses not covered by health insurance.
DAA employees enjoy six paid holidays per year in addition to paid vacation days based on years of service with the company.
Join the DAA Team
If you are interested in a dynamic, customer-focused organization that offers challenge and opportunity for growth in a fun, hardworking environment, we are interested in you! DAA Human Resources only accepts applications and resumes for specific, posted positions.