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549 US HIGHWAY1 BYPASS
Directions Portsmouth, NH 03801
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  • Sales: 855-582-2291
  • Service: (866) 504-7091
  • Parts: (866) 308-4145

Lowest Price. Best Service. The Difference is Key

Careers

Key Auto Group believes that our people are the most important part of our team, and we focus on our team members first. Our success in each area of our business is only attainable by having a culture-oriented, well-trained team of professionals who are focused on exceeding customer expectations.
 
Find the place in our organization that you'd like to make a difference in, and grow with us. We always look to promote from within our ranks, and a number of our current managers began their careers with the Key Auto Group in entry level positions.

We conduct an ongoing search for people who share our passion for excellence and possess skills in these areas:

  • Auto Body 
  • Clerical
  • Estimator
  • Parts Specialist
  • Sales Consultant
  • Service Adviser
  • Service Appointment Coordinator
  • Service Technician  

About Key Auto Group

Key Auto Group is a New Hampshire based company with seven retail locations, including Portsmouth Chevrolet, Salem Ford Hyundai, Portsmouth Used Car Superstore, Nashua Used Car Superstore and Key Auto Centers of Portsmouth, Somersworth, and Manchester.  

Our group is growing fast and always looking for professional, committed individuals to join our talented team.  You can expect from us an environment with unlimited upward mobility, a supportive team, a management staff that is committed to helping you achieve the highest levels of success and a training program that will adequately prepare you for a great career.  

Furthermore, you will be paid very well for your efforts.  You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge base and give back to your community.  In return, we would expect you to put forth 100% effort at all times and to display a high degree of energy, enthusiasm and positivity.  We are looking for dynamic individuals who can wear many "hats" and can help us take our company to the next level. Inquire today and join our team! 

Key Auto Group offers competitive pay with a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k plan with company match, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick days. 

Current Job Openings

Finance Managers

Key Auto Group, New England's fastest growing chain of dealerships, is looking for an experienced Finance Manager for our Portsmouth, NH location. This position will be concentrated in the finance office helping our customers to secure financing and up-selling at the time of closing.

Responsibilities

  • Offering vehicle financing and insurance to customers and providing them with a thorough explanation of aftermarket products and extended warranties and a complete explanation of manufacturer and dealership service procedures and policies. 
  • Maximizes profitability on each finance and insurance deal
  • Accurately desks deals, submits deals to lenders for approval, makes credit decisions, and effectively closes deals
  • Produce and submit accurate paperwork for title work while understand and complying with federal, state and local regulations that apply to finance and insurance
  • Seeking new lending institutions and maintaining good working relationships to secure competitive interest rates and financing programs; having a good mix of financing
  • Processing financing and leasing deals accurately and securing approval through financial sources to secure approval and through the proper federal, state and corporate channels
  • Creating and maintaining a program with the sales department that will ensure all new sales are referred to the F&I department. Provide excellent customers service as reflected by CSI scores
  • Maintain an efficient workflow of all finance office processes
  • Train and provide the sales team with information on finance and lease programs, dealership financing programs and extended service program
  • Maintain the profitability of their department while controlling expenses and maintaining customer satisfaction 

Qualifications

  • Must have 2 years of auto dealership experience in Finance Manager Role
  • Thorough understanding of retail automotive sales, experience in used car business is a plus
  • High level of communications to customer service with proven CSI scores 
  • Knowledge of applicable local and federal regulations and laws pertaining to the automotive industry
  • Thorough knowledge of bank and insurance terminology and processes 
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Excel & PDF programs; ADP experience is a plus
  • Ability to work in a team environment and maintain our Mission, Vision and Values
  • Ability to employ critical thinking skills and follow up quickly and accurately with attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment
  • A college degree in Finance or Accounting is highly preferred
  • Valid driver's license in good standing

*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 


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Painter

Key Collision locations are always looking for an experienced Automotive Paint Technician to join our growing team at our Auto Body Shops in New Hampshire.

Responsibilities

  • Produce a completed finish that matches the OE finish
  • Final finish is one that matches in color and texture of finish, bringing to back to pre-loss condition
  • Review labor assignment/estimates, making sure that all work is reflected in the labor assignment
  • Prepare, block and/or sand all panels to be blended for paint
  • Clean all appropriate panels for refinishing, scuffling as appropriate
  • Mask vehicle for refinish
  • Mix colors/primers/sealers and clear coats
  • Keep paint department and mixing room clean
  • Customer Service and able to be a team player
  • Mentor Paint Assistant 

Qualifications 

  • Experience in auto refinishing and color match
  • Eye for quality from the beginning process to the end process, meeting or exceeding customer's expectations
  • Attention to detail and able to follow spoken and written directions
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record and pre-employment drug and background screenings are required
  • The ability to drive both automatic and manual shift vehicles
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills in Excel, Word, and Windows
  • Excel in a fast paced environment and have the ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work as a team, Key Auto Group's mission, vision and values
  • Predictable and reliable attendance
*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life Insurance, Log & Short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride ourselves in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 
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Paint Prep Technician

Key Collision, a proud member of Key Auto Group, is looking for a Paint Preparation Technician for their busy Auto Body Shops in New Hampshire.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Paint Technician in all aspects of preparation of vehicle for painting: blocking, sanding, masking, filling chips and cleaning panels
  • Work closely with Paint Technician mixing paint and trimming parts
  • Participate in ongoing technical and safety training
  • Ensure safe movement of vehicle in, out and through the department
  • Adhere to paint production schedule as designated by Paint Technician
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area, following all applicable OSHA and Key Auto Group safety and health procedures
  • Treat all customers, insurance company representatives and fellow employees with a professional attitude and respect at all times
  • Help us to support and maintain our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability and our Mission of creating an exceptional experience for our customers and employees

Qualifications:

  • Experience in high volume shop or prior schooling in related field is preferred
  • Knowledge in cleaning of panels, sanding and filling chips prior to painting
  • Experience in masking and taping of vehicles, wet sanding and blocking procedures
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written), positive attitude and maturity is a must
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record required
  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to adjust focus is needed
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with attention to detail is needed
  • Computer skills with a general knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and PDF programs is needed
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds (e.g., tools, equipment, etc.)
  • Predictable and reliable attendance required
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 
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A&B Level Body Technicians

With lots of opportunities available, we are looking for experience "A & B" level Auto Body/Service Technicians who has attention to detail and take pride in their work. We pay our technicians over market compensation.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to repair heavy collisions per industry standards
  • Review repair order or tracking label to verify work to be performed
  • Finish all repairs in accordance with repair order and to customer satisfaction 
  • Complete and submit required completed repair documentation
  • Keep up to date with provided I-Car training and other training's necessary for your success
  • Follow all applicable OSHA and Key Auto Group safety and health procedures
  • Treat all customers, insurance company representatives and fellow employees with a professional attitude and respect at all times
  • Help us to support and maintain our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability and our Mission of creating an exceptional experience for our customers and employees
Requirements

  • 1 - 3 years of collision experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of all types of bodywork, collision repair, welding/fabricating, frame work
  • Understands work order
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record required
  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to adjust focus is needed
  • Effective verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with attention to detail is needed 
  • Basic computer skills with a general knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and PDF programs is needed
  • ICAR Experience, ADP/CDK, CCC ONE and an understanding of KPI is desired
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds (e.g. tools, equipments, etc.)
  • Predictable and reliable attendance is required

*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life Insurance, Long & Short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride ourselves in promoting within.*

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 
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Opportunities in Rochester NH

Heavy Duty Truck Road Service

Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic

Light Duty Truck Mechanic

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.comwith a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 
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Hyundai Certified Automotive Technicians - Top Pay at Salem NH

Salem Ford Hyundai, part of Key Auto Group, is seeking experienced Hyundai Technicians of all skill levels to join our existing team. Qualified candidates will possess a strong work ethic with attention to detail as well as the ability to self-start, work in a team environment, multi-task and problem solve. 

Qualified candidates need to possess prior general automotive service experience with Hyundai Service Technician experience have basic everyday computer skills and general knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Word, Excel and PDF programs with attention to detail. ASE, Hyundai certifications and ADP dealer computer systems experience is preferred. 

You will need a valid driver's license in good standing and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 
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Experienced Sales Consultant

At Salem Ford/Hyundai, Portsmouth Chevrolet, Key Auto Center of Somersworth, Portsmouth and Nashua Used Car Superstore, we are looking for experienced Sales Consultants. We are quickly growing and have the customers. We need Sales Consultants that can jump right in and close the deals. Opportunity for top pay up to six figures. ADP experience is a plus.  


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Tow Driver

Our Towing Company in Concord NH is looking for a Non-CDL Tow Driver to join our team.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and grow in the towing and recovery field, with the ability to work well both as a member of our team and independently when necessary.

Position is Monday through Friday with night and weekend on call rotation and is commission based. We offer competitive pay and an excellent reputation. Come be part of a growing business.

Responsibilities

  • Light duty towing and recovery
  • Law enforcement towing
  • Light maintenance of towing equipment
  • Our operators are expected to keep a neat and clean appearance
  • Keep their equipment in excellent working condition to help continue building our reputation as a top provider of towing and recovery services in the area
Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a DOT medical exam
  • Towing experience is preferred, but we will consider those without experience
  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record required
  • Effective verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Pre-employment drug and background screening are required

*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 


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Detailers

This position has growth opportunity for the right candidate and comes with a full benefit package. Key Auto Group prides itself on mentoring employees and promoting from within and we are looking for someone who wants to grow with us. 

The Detail/Reconditioning Technician will prepare vehicles for our customers by cleaning the vehicle, both interior and exterior, to better than pre-loss condition, performing a final check of all lights, doors, etc. and ensure that the battery is charged and vehicle starts properly. The Technician will also deliver and pickup vehicles to sublet vendors, pick up local parts as directed and take out any waste and assist in keeping the shop clean and neat. 


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 


Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Automotive Body Technician (All Locations)

We are looking for Automotive Body Technicians who will be responsible for repairing all vehicles assigned to them, preforming the best repair possible per industry standards. Body Technicians also need to keep up to date on I-Car training and other training to ensure EDC dates are achieved or exceeded for all jobs in your work flow. We pay our technicians over market compensation. 

The right candidate must be willing to learn and have their own tools. Basic computer skills, ICAR experience, ADP, CCC ONE and an understanding of KPI is helpful, but not required. 

In this position you must be highly motivated, a team player and willing to help us support and maintain our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability and our Mission of creating an exceptional experience for our customers and employees.


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.comwith a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Estimator (NH)

We are looking for experienced Estimators. The Estimator will have experience estimating the cost of repairing damaged automobile and truck bodies on bases of visual inspection of vehicle and familiarity with standard parts, costs, and labor times; examining damaged vehicle for dents, scratches, broken glass, and other areas requiring repair, replacement, or repainting. Follow a process for quality control and monitoring all insurance company customers' satisfaction metrics as well as measure quality to defined standard and write DRP programs. 

The right candidate will have basic computer skills in Windows, Word, Excel, knowledge of CC1 estimating platform. ADP experience is a big plus. Must have an eye for detail, be able to multi-task and treat customers and employees with a professional attitude and respect, be motivated and eager to grow with us. 

Must have estimating experience, either on the collision or insurance side. 


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Automotive Technicians (All Locations)

We are looking for experienced Automotive Technicians. Qualified candidates will possess a strong work ethic as well as the ability to be a self-starter, work in a team environment, multitasks and problem solves. We pay our technicians over market compensation. 

Prior general automotive service experience and basic everyday computer skills with general knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Word, Excel and PDF programs is needed. ADP dealer computer systems, ASE certification, NH State Inspection License, and GM or Ford experience is a plus. 

You will need to have a valid driver's license, pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check and have your own tools. 


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 


Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Experienced Service Advisors

The Service Advisor assists customers with their vehicle concerns and advises customers on additional needed repairs and services, both in-person an dby answering incoming calls, making every effort to satisfy the caller's inquiry, reviews open RO list, writes and closes work orders and obtains factory required training.  

The right candidate will have experience as a Service Advisor or Service Writer, excellent customer service skills, phone presence, attention to detail and be a team player. Previous customer service, and parts background is needed and ADP and dealership experience is a plus.


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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General Motors Automotive Service Technician

We are looking for experienced GM and/or Ford Technicians to work at Portsmouth Chevrolet and Salem Ford Hyundai. We pay all of our technicians over market compensation. 

In this position you will evaluate and verify customer concerns and identify additional needed repairs and services, ensure that all repairs and services are completed by the agreed promised time, test drive vehicles with customers to verify concerns, complete and MPVI with every vehicle and stay current on all training's: ASE, factory, new model, diagnostic tools and safety. 

Qualified candidates need to possess prior general automotive service experience with Ford, Hyundai or Chevrolet, NH State Inspection License, have basic everyday computer skills and general knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Word, Excel, and PDF programs. ADP dealer computer systems experience is preferred. You will need your own tools to accommodate work according to skill levels and meet or exceed the departments documented service goals and budgets.  


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.comwith a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 

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Ford Service Technicians/Ford Diesel Techs

We are looking for experienced Ford Technicians of all skill levels to join our existing team. Qualified candidates will possess a strong work ethic as well as the ability to self start, multitask and problem solve. Excellent reference indicating the above traits with an emphasis on punctuality is required. We pay our technicians over market compensation. 

The right candidate will possess the following skills: General automotive service experience with a preference shown to experienced Ford or Hyundai Service Technicians, basic everyday computer skills such as Windows 7 Professional, Word, Excel and PDF programs. Additionally candidates must have a valid drivers license and their own tools. Experience with ADP and candidates who have ASE certifications as well as Ford or Hyundai certifications are preferred but not required. 


*All of our Full Time positions offer generous compensation, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with company match, Life insurance, long & short term disability insurance, paid time off and ongoing training. We pride in promoting within.* 

In this position you must be highly motivated, a team player and willing to help us support and maintain our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability and our Mission of creating an exceptional experience for our customers and employees.


Contact Human Resources (rgaudette@keyauto.com) with a copy of your resume, for further details or to schedule an interview. 


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Contact

Key Auto Group

549 US HIGHWAY1 BYPASS
Directions Portsmouth, NH 03801

  • Sales: 855-582-2291
  • Service: (866) 504-7091
  • Parts: (866) 470-9564

Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm