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Cooks Collision is the largest family-owned collision repair company in the United States. With 39 locations and over 800 employees, Cooks Collision is a leading force in automotive repair.

The collision industry offers a variety of career paths that span a wide array of skill sets. We know that our talented, dedicated, and hardworking employees are essential to our growth and success. At Cooks Collision, we value experience and are always looking for self-motivated, detail-oriented go-getters to join our family.

Open Positions

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salaries and Incentive-based Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Care
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Days
  • Retirement Investment Plan 401K Match up to 50% (Match 50% of up to $4,000)
  • Continuing Education, Mentorship and Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Growth and Relocation Opportunities Throughout California

 

Title Location Manager
Job Information

A location manager oversees all functions of a shop, hiring, training, supervising, coaching and encouraging employees. Location manager maintain strong business relationships and marketing with insurance companies, dealership groups and consumers. A location manager is a strong leader who has the ability to operate a profitable location.

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Title Office Administrator
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The office administrator plays an essential role throughout the entire Cooks Collision customer service experience. Reporting directly to the location manager, the office administrator performs administrative and office support activities for the location, committed to providing all Cooks Collision customers with superior quality and a flawless experience.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years experience as an office administrator (automotive industry a plus
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a simultaneously and independently fast paced work environment
  • Predictable and reliable attendance required
  • Maintain positive attitude while greeting and assisting customer by phone or in person
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge, techniques, and principles of word processing and database software applications
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
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Title Paint Technician
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A paint technician is responsible for monitoring and controlling paint materials and paint usage. Duties include but are not limited to restoring and color matching color to vehicles original appearance.

Positions Requirements:

  • Must be able to understand and execute written and oral instructions
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and must be able to walk, bend, push/pull, stoop, or kneel frequently
  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving whole body
  • Certification in paint procedures or technical school, or three to six months related experience required
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
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Title Porter
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A porter is responsible for ensuring that the shop area is clean, free from clutter and safe. A porter is in charge of ensuring customers are being picked up and taken to their destinations while their vehicles are with Cooks Collision shops. Successful candidates will have a high focus on accountability, solid work ethic, achieving goals by working as part of a team in order to provide customers with a flawless vehicle.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to effectively manage material resources and keep track of an inventory of supplies
  • Ability to maintain a high energy, flexible, organized, detail oriented environment
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must have  a clean motor vehicle record and a valid drivers license
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Title Jr. Estimator
Job Information

A Jr. Estimator is the stepping stone to becoming an estimator with Cooks Collision. A Jr. Estimator assists with examining damaged vehicles and estimates repair costs. The position is created in order to allow an opportunity for growth. A junior estimator is responsible for assisting with the examination of a vehicle for collision related damage according to insurance and industry standard guidelines, while making sure customers are updated throughout the complete repair process.

Position Requirements: 

  • Educate the customers about the cooks collision repair process
  • Knowledge of CCC one, Mitchel, and Audatex Predictable and reliable attendance required
  •  Must have the exceptional communication skills in order to build lasting relationships with
    customers, insurance representative and technicians
  • Ability to comply with cooks collision, industry and insurance procedures
  • Maintain positive attitude while greeting and assisting customer by phone or in person
  • Knowledge, techniques, and principles of word processing and database software applications
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test

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Title Estimator
Job Information

Estimators play a key role within Cooks Collision. Essential job functions include examining damaged vehicles and estimating repair costs. An estimator works to address all customer concerns and insures satisfaction when repairs are complete.

Position Requirements: 

  • DRP experience preferred
  • Knowledge of collision repair software preferred (Includes, but not limited to: ADP, Mitchell, CC1)
  • Must be able to build relationships with customers, insurance representatives, and technicians
  • Must have self-confidence, enjoy learning, and pay close attention to detail
  • Must have the exceptional communication skills in order to build lasting relationships with customers, insurance representative and technicians
  • Ability to comply with cooks collision, industry and insurance procedures
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
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Title Body Technician
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The body technician plays a key role in the repair process and reports directly to the location manager. Auto body technicians are knowledgeable in the auto body repair field and possess the necessary skills to restore damaged vehicles to their original structural functioning state and appearance.

Positon Requirements:

  • Knowledge of vehicle repair process
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Body repair certification preferred
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a simultaneously and independently fast paced work environment
  • Working knowledge of shop equipment, manual and power tools
  • Be physically fit to lift, bend and work with both manual and power tools.
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
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Title Body Technician Helper
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A body technician helper assists the lead technician with vehicle teardowns and repairs and reassembles vehicle as assigned. This position is crafted for someone with an extreme amount of attention to detail because a body technician helper much ensures all needed repairs are identified to eliminate supplements and minimize repair time. A Cooks Collision body technician plays a crucial role in the repair process and must be able to effectively communicate and work in a busy repair facility where quality, craftsmanship and integrity play an essential role.

Position Requirements:

  • Works and communicates effectively in a fast paced work environment while keeping in mind repair time
  • Assists with making repair and replace decisions considering cooks collision, insurance and industry standards
  • Certification in body repair preferred
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of repair procedures and techniques
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must have a clean motor vehicle record and a valid drivers license
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Title Customer Service Representative
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A customer service representative will be responsible for providing professional, courteous and exceptional service to all customers while managing schedules, insurance assignments, and folder creation. The Customer Service Representative plays a vital role in maintaining the store reputation and image. The ultimate target is to ensure excellent service standards and maintain high customer satisfaction.

Position Requirements: 

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a simultaneously and independently fast paced work environment
  • Predictable and reliable attendance required
  • Maintain positive attitude while greeting and assisting customer by phone or in person
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge, techniques, and principles of word processing and database software applications
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test1
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Title Detailer
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DETAILER

An automotive detailer performs an essential function in the Cooks Collision vehicle repair process. A detailer’s responsibilities include washing, waxing and buffing vehicles. Successful candidates will have a high focus on accountability, solid work ethic, achieving goals by working as part of a team in order to provide customers with a flawless vehicle.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to effectively manage material resources and keep track of an inventory of supplies
  • Ability to maintain a high energy, flexible, organized, detail-oriented environment
  • Must be able to pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must have a clean motor vehicle record and a valid driver’s license
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Title Assistant Manager
Job Information

An Assistant manager oversees the process of vehicle repairs throughout the entire shop. Assistant managers are able to properly allocate labor and distribute work and involve themselves with all customers, ensuring excellent customer service.

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