AP Installer - $15.00 per hour at The Friedkin Group in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:


An Appearance Products (AP) Installer, under the leadership of a designated Manager and /or Supervisor, will support the process to satisfy new and current customer demands for Toyota vehicles by providing the vehicles to dealers and customers that meet their demands. An AP Installer will 1) prepare vehicles for the installation of accessories and/or 2) install accessories on new vehicles in the VPC of GST. Accessories may include one or more of over fifty items such as luggage racks, pinstripes, dust deflector, wind deflector, side molding, door guards, wood applique, decals and/ or protective film. Additionally, an AP Installer will move vehicles to designated areas inside and around the Appearance Products building as well as utilize the Pick-to-Light system and computers to pick accessories to be installed.


  • Timely, consistent and predictable attendance

  • Safely drive all makes and models of Toyota vehicles to various locations during the day, night and inclement weather

  • Work safely; comply with all safety rules, maintain a clean, neat, and safe work area; use shop equipment and tools safely, and wear required personal protective equipment. Report all accidents immediately

  • Meet and exceed productivity and quality requirements

  • Comply with all policy, procedures, job instructions, and safety rules

  • Maintain and properly safeguard all shop tools and equipment

  • Prepare vehicles for installation of accessories and/or install accessories correctly and efficiently on new vehicles

  • Secure correct parts and properly record receipt

  • Use proper equipment and installation techniques

  • Scan barcodes to record installation and relieve parts inventory

  • Remove replaced parts or accessories; safeguard; turn in as required

  • Check completed work to ensure that it meets quality standards

  • Place appropriate printed materials inside specific vehicles

  • Park vehicles properly; comply with Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) Audit Criteria when parking vehicles in load lines: maintain prescribed parking distances, place keys as prescribed, etc.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus zero to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrate mechanical skills

  • Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment

  • Able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets

  • Able to read, understand and comply with assigned area's job instructions

  • Able to communicate effectively -- orally and/or in writing

  • Understand basic accessory shop productivity measurements

  • Willing to cross train in other areas as needed

  • Demonstrate safe, professional level driving skills

  • Understand TMS Audit Criteria.

  • Demonstrates the ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with GST policies, TMS operating standards, and applicable federal and state laws


Ability to read and comprehend written and oral English instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively discuss information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(For optimum performance, the jobholder in this position would be expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the listed areas.)


  • Business Insight

  • Customer Focus

  • Drives Results

  • Manages Complexity

  • Action Oriented

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Plans and Aligns

  • Collaborates

  • Organizational Savvy

  • Nimble Learning

  • Being Resilient

  • Self-development

  • Communicates Effectively

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness


Has valid driver's license.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly and repeatedly required to talk; hear; stand; walk; stoop; kneel/squat, climb, use hands and fingers, to handle, grip/squeeze and/or feel; push/pull and reach with hands and arms. The associate will be frequently required to balance; crouch, or crawl; reach over-head and taste or smell. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Is legally able to work in the United States.

The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing