Canepa is the industry leader in buying, selling and restoring the highest quality automobiles including, but not limited to: BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, and Shelby. Our technical experts have a combined experience of more than 200 years in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. We provide exceptional automobiles and world-class services to enthusiasts around the globe. We are located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA. operating out of a new, and state of the art facility.

Employment

The Canepa Motorsports shop provides complete ground up mechanical and cosmetic restoration and track support. We attend 4 to 6 premiere vintage races each season. The focus is 1950's to 1990's era racing cars:

  • Can-Am
  • Trans-Am
  • IMSA and FIA
  • GT to Group C prototypes
  • Historic Formula One
Employment

The Restoration and Custom shops produce concours level projects for both individual customers and corporations. These projects include all levels of repair & service, and range from complete restorations to mechanical and performance upgrades.

  • Collectable Sports Cars
  • Hot Rods
  • Concept Cars
  • Customs Corporate Show Cars
  • Personalized exotics

LIST OF CURRENT JOB OFFERINGS

Automotive Project Manager

Canepa is seeking a Project Manager. The Project Manager oversees the operation of multiple departments, which include: restoration, mechanical, body/paint, fabrication/machine, upholstery and parts departments. Duties of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to project management, administration, customer interface, employee hiring, vendor relationships and overall facilities management.

 

This individual must be quality and detail minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of workmanship in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, and who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team. Our company repairs, restores, and sells investment-grade collector cars. The ideal candidate would have managed a high-level restoration shop and/or owned their own shop and has a thorough understanding of the day-to-day operations of a top-level automotive organization. Our state of the art facility is located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA (Santa Cruz County.) www.canepa.com

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

- Consult with clients on scope of work and customer follow up.

- Plan, manage and oversee projects.

- Review of projects in current database systems; Quickbase, Quickbooks and Excel.

- Work closely with restoration, service, motorsports and parts department managers.

- Vendor relationships.

- Facility & Operation Management.

- Direct report to the owner.

- Execute and communicate owner’s initiatives and direction.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should have at least 10 years of automotive experience and 5 years in a supervisory/management role. They must have strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to understand and manage a large, diverse staff.

Candidate must possess strong communication skills to deal with customers, employees and vendors.

Managers are required to stay abreast of the federal, state, and local regulations affecting their operations and comply with them, including hazardous waste disposal and OSHA Right-to-Know regulations. Also they must provide the necessary training on regulations and ethical practices.

 

SALARY: Depending on experience

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Medical, dental and vision paid 100% by employer.

Paid Vacation

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Fabricator/Machine Shop Manager

Fabrication/Machine Shop Manager (Scotts Valley)

 

Canepa is seeking an experienced professional to manage our fabrication department and machine shop.

 

Job Duties Include:

      • Design and machine parts for service and motorsports
      • Create estimates for fabrication jobs and order materials to complete the job
      • Determine materials and processes that were used to produce the original parts
      • Design and fabricate special tools to fit unique jobs
      • Machine the more complicated parts involving threads, tapers or tolerance.
      • Machine parts requiring jig bores or precise bolt patterns
      • Document and file drawings for parts being produced

 

Skills Desired:

• The qualified candidate will have fabrication and machine shop experience

• Strong attention to detail and organization skill.

• Motivated and fast paced personality with serious work ethic.

•Strong management experience.

• Computer skills preferred

Parts Manager

Canepa is a leading producer of high quality custom automobiles and products. Our state of the art facility is located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA. We are seeking a seasoned professional to be our Parts Manager.

The perfect candidate is someone who has worked in an independent repair shop serving multiple manufactures lines (Porsche, MBZ, Ferrari, Shelby, Jaguar, Maserati, etc.). The most valuable skill is the ability to source obsolete and discontinued parts for vehicles from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. This position is not similar to running a modern dealership parts department. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to utilize strong “detective” like sourcing skills, while on the hunt for some of the most obscure parts used on some of the most exclusive, rare, and collectible cars on the planet.

REQUIREMENTS

• The qualified candidate will have 5+ years of related automotive parts experience.

• Strong Management Experience.

• Motivated and fast paced personality with serious Work Ethic.

• Excellent computer skills required (Windows, Explorer, Outlook).

• Excellent organizational skills.

• The qualified candidate will have excellent phone manners, the ability to multi task and make good decisions.

• The qualified candidate must have ability to manage a staff of up to 7 employees.

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE

• Competitive wages

• Medical & Dental Coverage

• Paid Vacation.

 

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

1. Maintains a balanced inventory consistent with the requirements of the service department.

2. Establishes individual parts inventory levels and balances them for maximum turnover.

3. Monitors and adjusts inventory to minimize obsolescence.

4. Ensure that all returned or warranty parts are properly tagged so that the organization recovers full credit from the factory.

5. Assists in the supervision of the stock order procedures.

6. Ensure technicians are adequately supplied with all parts and materials as needed.

7. Oversees Purchasing of supplies & materials for Service Department.

8. Conforms to policy on the special ordering of parts.

9. Analyzes sales, expenses, and inventory monthly to maintain profit goals.

10. Works with the Operations & Service Managers to ensure a timely turnaround of parts needed for internal jobs.

11. Assists in analyzing departmental operations and storage layout and revises as needed for maximum effectiveness.

12. Provides technical assistance to employees and customers.

13. Coordinates a prompt, efficient, and timely flow of paperwork.

14. Directs shipping and receiving efforts to ensure timely processing.

15. Seek out new vendors, suppliers and manufactures and negotiate terms and pricing for greater profitability.

16. Enforces and monitors guidelines for working with customers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

17. Ensures that all purchases are properly accounted for before payment is made.

18. Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations that may affect parts sales.

19. Maintains professional appearance.

20. Accepts other responsibilities as requested by the Owner and Management Team.

Shop Foreman

SHOP FOREMAN

Canepa is the industry leader in buying, selling and restoring the highest quality automobiles including, but not limited to: BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, and Shelby. Our technical experts have a combined experience of more than 200 years in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. We provide exceptional automobiles and world-class services to enthusiasts around the globe. We are located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA. operating out of a new, and state of the art facility.

REQUIREMENTS

The qualified candidate will have 10 years minimum of related automotive service experience.

Strong Management Experience.

Motivated and fast paced personality with serious Work Ethic.

Excellent computer skills required (Windows, Explorer, Outlook).

Excellent organizational and project management skills.

The qualified candidate will have excellent phone manners, the ability to multi task and make good decisions.

The qualified candidate must have ability to manage a staff of 10+ employees.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

1.  Provide excellent customer interaction and service.

2.  Ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.

3.  Quality assurance of work performed/deliverable.

4.  Ensure a safe and productive operation through proper implementations and administration of company policies and procedures.

5.  Assigns work orders; ensuring work is distributed efficiently for the highest shop and technician productivity and standard of repair.

6.  Forecast goals and objectives for the department and devise and implement a business plan to meet them.

7.  Direct and implement a mutually profitable business environment with all other departments.

8.  Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

9.  Manages day-to-day operational aspects of each project.

10.  Effectively communicates all relevant project information throughout organization.

11.  Documents all phases of each project (written and photo).

12.  Minimizes exposure and risk on all aspects of each project.

***Please submit a salary requirement when applying.***

Fabrication/Machinist Foreman

Canepa is seeking an experienced professional to manage our fabrication department and machine shop.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

1. The Qualified Candidate will have fabrication and machine shop experience.

2. Strong attention to detail and organization skills.

3. Motivated and fast paced personality with serious work ethic.

4. Strong management skills.

5. Computer skills preferred.

 

Job Duties Include:

• Design and machine parts for service and motorsports.

• Create estimates for fabrication jobs and order materials to complete the job.

• Determine materials and processes that were used to produce the original parts.

• Design and fabricate special tools to fit unique jobs.

• Machine the more complicated parts involving threads, tapers or tolerances.

• Machine parts requiring jig bores or precise bolt patterns.

• Document and file drawings for parts being produced.

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE

• Competitive wages

• Medical & Dental Coverage

• Paid Vacation.

Automotive Technician

Canepa Design is looking for an Automotive Technician. This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of workmanship in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team. Our company repairs, restores, and sells collector cars and supercars, however, we do not require that you have experience working on these types of cars. We will train the right candidate in the nuances of restoring old cars. We are a highly collaborative shop. Our perfect candidate is very well rounded and has worked on many different makes and models of cars. 

Qualifications:

  • • 10+ years experience.
  • • Trade School Education.
  • • Must be a journeyman level automotive technician.
  • • Must have strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • • Must have strong understanding of carburetors and mechanical fuel injection.
  • • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills in hydraulic systems, electrical systems, drive train and suspension systems.
  • • Ability to perform alignments using a computer aided alignment rack.
  • • Ability to mount and balance tires with road force balancer.
  • • Experience with wiring, soldering, and circuit modifications.
  • • Experience with basic internal engine repair and setup.
  • • Available to work full time, and willing to work overtime when necessary.
  • • Must have basic computer and internet skills.

Not required but a “plus”:

  • • Air cooled Porsche experience.
  • • European auto repair experience, particularly Ferrari
  • • Early domestic and “muscle” car experience.
  • • Experience with transaxle repair.
  • • Experience with shock building.

What we offer:

  • • A position in a stable company – 45 years in business
  • • Consistent hours per week
  • • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • • Competitive pay
  • • No “flat rate”, no “book times” – the car is finished when it’s perfect
  • • A change that your work will win awards
  • • Shop is spotlessly clean at all times and very well equipped
  • • Reverse commute if you are coming from San Jose area

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

 

Motorsports Mechanic

We are looking for a Motorsports Mechanic that is interested in taking the next step in their career.

Applicant must have a broad knowledge base of all mechanical aspects of a vehicle, from suspension and brakes to engine and transmission. Must be highly versatile with superior skills and be able to produce work of the highest quality. Candidate should have exceptional diagnostic ability along with race preparation experience.

Requirements:

  • Race cars and project cars experience
  • Porsche (race) engines and gearbox experience
  • Some machine/fabrication/welding skills
  • Able to work to a schedule and take direction
  • Have own tools
  • Have a racing background is an advantage
  • Prepared to support race weekends

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Competitive wages

Medical, Dental, and Vision

Paid Vacation

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Auto Body Prepper

Canepa is looking for an Auto Body Prepper. This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of workmanship in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team. Canepa is a leading producer of high quality custom automobiles and products. Our state of the art facility is located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA.

  QUALIFICATIONS:

  - Must have automotive experience.

  - Must have a minimum of 4 years Auto body experience.

  - Preferred knowledge of Restoration style of bodywork.

  - Knowledge of anti-corrosion treatments, substrate identification, surface preparation, undercoat product mixing and application.

  - Ability to remove and install bolt-on components.

  - Ability to perform substrate preparation mechanically or chemically.

 

FULL-TIME POSITION

 

SALARY: Depending on experience

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Medical, dental, vision and 401K.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Sales Administration

Sales Admin (Scotts Valley)

We are seeking a professional to provide full-time assistance to the Sales Department of an automotive company.

Qualifying Experience:

  • •  Dealership experience is helpful
  • •  Time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • •  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • •  Proficient with MS Office programs (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • •  Ability to work on an individual basis with limited direction.
  • •  Proven experience in handling multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously with changing priorities and deadlines
  • •  Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor and appearance
  • •  Dependable, with a high level of work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • •  Excellent judgement and discretion when handling matters of confidentiality

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • •  Daily administrative, secretarial, and sales support for the company
  • •  Ability to maintain excellent customer relationships
  • •  Contract execution
  • •  DMV licensing
  • •  Title follow-up
  • •  Ability to maintain organization of files
  • •  Available to work full-time, and willing to work overtime when necessary
  • •  Additional responsibilities, projects and tasks as assigned

Medical, dental and vision benefits provided.

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders. Looking for an applicant to start immediately.

Service Shop Helper

SERVICE SHOP HELPER

 

Canepa is seeking an entry level Service Shop Helper. This individual must be quality minded, hard working, and dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry.

Canepa is a leading producer of high quality custom automobiles and products. We are located in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA.

The entry level Service Shop Helper will work in the Service Department on a full time basis and will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following areas:

* Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the Service Department.

* Inventory, photograph, and package parts for shipment/storage.

* Assist technicians with their work.

Qualifications:

* Clean driving record with ZERO points on your driving record.

* Ability to work on an individual basis with limited direction.

* Ability to work well with the public.

* Basic automotive, parts department, and computer skills are a plus, but are not required.


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