Carvana is seeking applicants for Inventory Associates at their location in Bessemer, Alabama. We strive to provide only the highest quality vehicles to our customers in our mission to deliver a no-hassle, better car buying experience. We are actively looking for passionate and talented individuals who can help us deliver on that promise.


PAY: $14 - $16 PER HOUR



As an Inventory Associate, you will have the opportunity to work in the detail, inventory, or photobooth department at one of our Inspection Centers.


  • Wash and physically clean vehicles that are going through the reconditioning process.  
  • Ensure vehicle inventory accuracy by properly scanning, stocking-in, and assigning RFID labels to all incoming vehicles that arrive at the Inspection Center. 
  • Vacuum, prep and detail vehicles to ensure they meet Carvana vehicle standards. 
  • Facilitate the reconditioning process by moving vehicles from one department to the next. 
  • Ensure each vehicle has completed the reconditioning process and meets Carvana vehicle standards before taking photos of the vehicle. 
  • Properly handle Carvana photography equipment to take photographs of vehicles using handheld camera devices 
  • Apply Carvana lean manufacturing principles and follow standardized work by adhering to the 5S model. 
  • Maintain a high-level focus on interior cleaning of the vehicles including seats, carpets, floor mats, stains, trunks, dashboards, center consoles, door seals, seat belts, headliners, and other interior repair work as needed.  
  • Use provided wash hoses and equipment to physically spray down the exterior of the vehicles including the engines, wheels, wheel wells, and rims. 
  • Perform any additional interior repair work that may be needed on a case-by-case basis or in relation to the interior cleaning of vehicles.
  • Other job duties as assigned. 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing (not suspended, revoked, or expired)
  • A clean driving record with no reported vehicle violations or DUI’s within the last 3 years
  • This job position is designated as a safety-sensitive position 
  • Ability to physically operate equipment and use appropriate vehicle cleaning equipment
  • May be required to lift up to 60 pounds independently; majority of lifting from knee to shoulder heights; other lifting required from various levels 
  • May be required to carry and transport up to 60 pounds up to 20 feet 
  • Requires standing for extended periods of time with frequent stretching, reaching, walking, stooping, pushing, and/or pulling in an environment that may be cold, hot, noisy, and wet and may have fumes or odors due to vehicle maintenance 
  • Requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity 
  • Requires use of safety equipment that may include but not limited to face shield or goggles, non-slip shoes, gloves, mask, and other protective garments and equipment 
  • Requires frequent driving and computer data entry  
  • Must adhere to regular and predictable attendance 
Preferred but not Required
  • Experience working in the Automotive Industry or in a Lean Manufacturing environment 
  • Experience detailing or washing vehicles 
  • Experience working for a fast-paced hyper-growth company 


  • Competitive hourly wages  
  • On the job training 
  • 100% company-paid healthcare premiums for employees 
  • Excellent schedules that allow for work/life balance 
  • 401k with company match  
  • ASE and Tool Reimbursement Programs 
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment 
  • Vehicle Discount 
  • A company culture of growth, with a start-up atmosphere, allowing for varied and rapid career development 
  • A leadership team that listens and is geared toward teammate engagement 


Interested candidates may apply by clicking the "APPLY" button below:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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