Lot Supervisor in Hoffman Estates, IL at KAR Global

Date Posted: 12/1/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to the following:

1.       Coordinates the daily activities related to vehicles being in the correct location and ready for the auction.  This includes organizing the flow of vehicles and assisting the Manager in the coordination and scheduling of daily lot movement.

2.       Assist the Manager with department safety compliance and training.

3.       Assist in training all employees within the Department by company standards and guidelines.  

4.       Maintains and reports inventory of gas and diesel weekly and calls in the order to Supplier.

5.       Provide prompt and courteous service to all customers.

6.       Maintain a professional appearance and neat work environment consistent with Company guidelines.

7.       Resolve any customer complaints in a friendly, courteous manner and advise the designated manager of all serious complaints or incidences.

8.       Maintain and promote positive employee relations and morale whenever possible by practicing sound leadership to promote teamwork at all times.  Set a good personal example of attitude and performance.  Follow through and communicate employee relations problems to the Manager or designee. 

9.       Ensure proper follow-through on all directives, bulletins, schedules and accounting from the Manager or designee or other corporate sources.  Assist in employee meetings to communicate Company objectives, resolve lot issues and build teamwork among the employees.  Maintain a good flow of communication with all personnel.

10.   Assure good operating condition of all equipment including jump trucks, tow trucks and snow plows and informs Manager of equipment needs

11.   Inform the Manager or designee of all breakdowns and maintenance immediately.  Ensure good routine preventive maintenance.

12.   Make sure all lot conditions do not threaten employee or customer safety.  Respond to and follow proper procedures on employee and customer accidents, injuries, and loss or damage to any property.  Report all incidents to the Manager or designee immediately.  Practice and instruct all employees in proper loss prevention and reaction procedures.  Report all incidents properly and immediately.

13.   Fill in for other lot positions as needed by Manager.


•         General automotive knowledge

•         Basic automotive troubleshooting

•         High School Diploma or GED required with

•         Six (6) months to one (1) year auto auction experience preferred. 

•         Must be qualified to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

 Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision comparable to definitions for Machine Operators (without inspection), Mechanics and Skilled Trades People positions.  The physical activity requirements of the position are from Medium to Heavy Physical Work.

•         Constant – standing, talking, watching, listening

•         Frequent – walking, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, crouching, lifting

•         Occasional – climbing, balancing, crawling

•         Potential – running, jumping, yelling or other rapid or forceful movement in emergency situations

This position is subject to both inside and outside environmental working conditions, including temperature changes, outside weather conditions, slightly elevated ambient noise levels, minor potential physical hazards, such as electrical, mechanical equipment; and minor atmospheric conditions affecting skin or respiratory systems, such as fumes, odors and dusts associated with operation of automobiles and transporters.

Note:  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbents in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instruction or duties requested by an authorized person. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.