Canepa

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
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

Marketing Director and Historian

Marketing Director and Historian

Canepa is the industry leader in sales and restoration of collectible, exotic and racing cars including, Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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 state of the art facility.

Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must have background in collector car industry.

This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team.

Job Duties Include:

  • Planning, development and implementation of all the Organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communication, and public relations activities, both external and internal
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution
  • Act as the Organization’s representative with the public
  • Coordinate the appearance of all print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.
  • Schedule and lead group tours
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills
  • Overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications
  • Working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Managing multiple projects at a time

Candidate must have:

  • COLLECTOR AND EXOTIC CAR EXPERIENCE A MUST
  • Minimum 5 years experience in marketing, communications or public relations
  • Bachelors degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred
  • Experience developing and managing budgets for department
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Motivated and fast paced personality with serious work ethic
  • Strong management experience

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K

Compensation: DOE

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

High Performance Engine Builder

High Performance Engine Builder

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state of the art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Canepa is seeking an experienced High Performance Engine Builder that is interested in building a variety of high-performance motors. This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of quality in the industry. Applicant must have extensive experience in all aspects of engine building, including engine diagnosis, functions, machining, repair, rebuilding, and tuning. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of fuel systems from carburetion to modern fuel injection
  • High performance/race engine experience
  • Dynamometer experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal relation skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Specializing in Porsche, Ferrari, etc.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K

Compensation: DOE

Employment time: Full-time

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Motorsports Manager

Motorsports Manager

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state of the art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Canepa is seeking a qualified full-time Motorsports Manager for our Motorsports Department. Your position in the department will be General Manager level.

Ideal candidate would have managed a high-level Motorsports shop and/or owned their own Motorsports shop, and has a thorough understanding of maintaining the highest level quality of work. Candidate will be working hands on with some of the finest automobiles and racecars in our state of the art facility in beautiful Scotts Valley, CA.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven track record of completing projects, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
  • Mechanical and automotive experience with racecars preferably prototypes, sportscars, open wheel, etc. (1950s to 2000).
  • Knowledge of fabrication, welding and machining.
  • Practical track experience; Team Manager/Crew Chief.
  • Customer communication skills and the ability to successfully keep customers current on projects.
  • Organizational skills; keeping detailed notes and writing up projected outlines and proposals.
  • Microsoft Office computer skills (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook)

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Forecast parts and labor on projects.
  • Ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Quality assurance of work performed/delivered.
  • Ensure a safe and productive operation through proper implementations and administration of company policies and procedures.
  • Assigns work orders; ensuring work is distributed efficiently for the highest shop and technician productivity and standard of repair.
  • Required track events where your experience managing race crews will shine.
  • Accomplishes department objectives by managing staff; planning and evaluating department activities.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees.
  • Develops, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information.
  • Defines objectives, identifies and evaluates trends and options, chooses a course of action, and evaluates outcomes.
  • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards, analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems, and recommending system improvements.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation

Compensation: Please submit a salary requirement with resume.

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Motorsports Mechanic

Motorsports Mechanic

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state of the art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Canepa is seeking a Motorsports Mechanic that is interested in taking the next step in their career. This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry. 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. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team.

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
  • Having a racing background is preferred
  • Prepared to support race weekends

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K

Compensation: DOE

Employment time: Full-time

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Experienced Auto Upholsterer

Experienced Auto Upholsterer

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state-of-the-art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Canepa is seeking expert-level auto upholsterer. You will produce work for world-class collectible automobiles at our state-of-the-art facility in Scotts Valley. Candidates must have experience in high-end luxury restoration, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy to original factory condition. Your skills must be top notch and produce extremely high-quality results. We need someone who takes direction and completes jobs with limited supervision. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for candidates who are dedicated to producing work that will add and sustain value for generations to come.

Job Duties Include:

  • All aspects of interior upholstery restoration, replacement and repair, from floor to roof, seats, trim and lining
  • Highly customized installations and precision vintage restoration
  • Convertible soft top installation
  • Maintain highly accurate materials records with very low margin for error
  • Versatility in working with a wide variety of premium quality upholstery
  • Extensive use of sewing machines and application of various techniques
  • Hand-crafted upholstery work required
  • Use of tools and equipment including drills

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of high-quality auto upholstery experience required
  • Strong understanding of measurements in all units
  • Ability to read and understand work orders and how they relate to the cutting and sewing of materials in accordance to specific patterns
  • Experience with sewing machines and hand stitching
  • Physically able to lift and bend with heavy vehicle components
  • Comfortable with safe use of hand and power tools
  • Ability to properly install upholstery in tight spaces on the interior of vehicle frames
  • Steady and precise hand-eye coordination
  • Strong attention to detail is a must
  • Good at taking both verbal and written direction and switch tasks as priorities shift with short notice.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K

Compensation: DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Porsche Technician

Porsche Technician

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state of the art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Great opportunity for experienced Porsche Technicians. 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. Porsche cars include, 356, 911, 959, etc

Qualifications:

  • Must be a journeyman level Porsche technician with experience on Porsche 356 through 993
  • Must have strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Must have a strong understanding of fuel injection systems and controls
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills in hydraulic systems, electrical systems, drivetrain and suspension systems
  • Electrical experience
  • Experience with basis internal engine repair and setup
  • Experience with transaxle repair
  • Available to work full time, and willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Must have basic computer and internet skills

Not required but a “plus”:

  • Ability to perform alignments using a computer aided alignment rack.
  • Ability to mount and balance tires with road force balancer.
  • European auto repair experience.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Working in a large professional facility
  • Opportunity to fast track experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K

Compensation: Please submit a salary requirement with resume.

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Body-Paint Restoration Manager

Body-Paint Restoration Manager

Canepa is an industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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. Our state of the art facility is located in the beautiful Scotts Valley, California.

Canepa is seeking a Body-Paint Restoration Manager. The ideal candidate would have managed a high-level restoration shop and or owned their own shop and has a thorough understanding of maintaining the highest level of quality work. This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multifunctional team.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide excellent customer interaction and service.
  • Ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Quality assurance of work performed/deliverable.
  • Ensure a safe and productive operation through proper implementations and administration of company policies and procedures.
  • Assigns work orders; ensuring work is distributed efficiently for the highest shop and technician productivity and standard of repair.
  • Forecast goals and objectives for the department and devise and implement a business plan to meet them.
  • Direct and implement a mutually profitable business environment with all other departments.
  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of each project.
  • Is capable of performing all duties of the restoration body and paint shop.
  • Effectively communicates all relevant project information throughout organization.
  • Documents all phases of each project (written and photo).

Qualifications:

  • The qualified candidate will have 10 years minimum of related automotive body restoration, paint, and detail experience.
  • Experienced in all phases of Body Restoration and Paint
  • Extensive background in Concourse level, vehicle restoration and preparation.
  • Highly experienced in metal and fiberglass body repair and preparation.
  • Familiar with PPG products.
  • Strong paint finish restoration and vehicle detailing skills.
  • 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.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K

Compensation: DOE

Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

Please submit your resume here

FAX: 831-430-9941

Vehicle Acquisition

Vehicle Acquisition

Canepa is the industry leader in sales and restoration of the highest quality automobiles including, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Shelby etc. 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.

Canepa is seeking an individual for collector vehicle acquisitions. The candidate will be responsible for sourcing, researching, and evaluating vehicles that Canepa can purchase for resale. Candidate will interface directly with the Director of Sales & Acquisitions and present vehicle information for final decision making.

Requirements:

    Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must have background in the automotive industry.

    • Proven ability to procure collector quality vehicles
    • Be able to determine current market values of vehicles
    • Able to ascertain cosmetic and some mechanical flaws
    • Research vehicle history and ownership
    • Understand the various factors within vehicle models that will add or detract from value

     
    This individual must be quality minded, hardworking, and dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry. We are seeking a person who is highly professional, who can work individually, as well as part of a multi-functional team.

    Qualifying Experience:

    • COLLECTOR AND EXOTIC CAR EXPERIENCE A MUST
    • Must be computer literate
    • Proven ability to procure collector quality vehicles
    • Excellent skills in MS Office programs, Excel, Word, and MS Outlook
    • Dealer Accelerate skills are helpful
    • Skills in Sales Force Programs and Quickbase and other web based application

     

    OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

    • Competitive Wages
    • Medical, Dental and Vision
    • Paid Vacation
    • 401K

    Compensation: DOE

    Employment time: Full-time

    Apply today for a rewarding and challenging position with one of the industry leaders.

    Please submit your resume here

    FAX: 831-430-9941


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