Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Vehicle Specialist I

    Job Locations US-CA-Whittier
    Associate Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Technical and Trade
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    Position Summary:  Provide a variety of support services to motor vehicle operations, chapel operations, funeral services, and flower transportation.  Add value so that operations run smoothly and so that customer service is outstanding by providing cooperative and timely assistance as needed.  



    Essential Job Functions:

    Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


    1. Provide support to motor vehicle operations by washing, vacuuming, and cleaning vehicles; by ensuring that vehicle tire pressure, fuel and fluid levels are maintained; and by cleaning the service station and carports as needed.
    2. Provide support to chapel operations by transporting flowers accurately and timely.  Transport flowers to outside mortuaries as needed.  Ensure that the correct flowers are placed in the correct viewing rooms.
    3. Assist with setting up chapel for funeral services; inspect chapel for cleanliness and required supplies; and ensure that correct flowers are at the correct service.
    4. Assist with cleaning and organizing the flower room, treating flowers with respect and dignity.
    5. Assist with funeral services as needed by being available, eager, helpful, and cooperative.
    6. Assist the Escort Department with escorting outside mortuaries to the right location; check and verify grave location for correct lot and grave space; and coordinate funeral processions and parking vehicles with other Escorts.  Collect burial permits from outside mortuaries.
    7. Always drive vehicles and move them around in the parking lots safely and courteously.
    8. Assure that all work areas, working conditions, and work habits are performed in accordance with Company, state, and federal rules and regulations by understanding the importance of safety. Report unsafe conditions to management.                                                                                                                      
    9. Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems and significant matters, and take prompt corrective action as needed.
    10. Participate in training and skill development opportunities to improve competency and customer service.
    11. Report to work on time and maintain standard attendance.


    Key Competencies:


    As an Individual Contributor, incumbent is expected to meet the Key Competency requirements of Open Communication, Building Relationships, Personal Leadership, Commitment to Quality, Business Focus, and Customer Focus.  Meeting the behavior standards in each Competency links directly to the annual Performance Review.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Experience and Education:


    Stable experience in work involving, driving, delivery, customer service, warehouse, or car lots

    High School Diploma or GED


    Special Skills


    Ability to read the Thomas Brothers map books and follow driving directions

    Good verbal and written communication skills

    Compassionate personality to relate with the bereaved

    Valid CA driver’s license

    Good driving record

    Drive Company vehicles

    Problem solving skills

    Dependability and professional appearance

    Ability to multitask and set priorities

    Detail minded


    Working Environment


    Work mostly outdoors in all weather conditions ensuring that vehicles are clean and ready for service; work in service station, carports, and parking lots around moving vehicles, and around gas, oil, wet and oily rages, and wet ground from washing cars.  Drive Company vehicles around cemetery property to transport flowers and supplies; daily work around groups of grieving people, and have compassion for their loss; must be able to walk on wet grass and on steep and uneven terrain; must be flexible to work occasional overtime and outside of normally scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays.


    Physical Requirements


    Must be able to pass a lift test with the ability to frequently lift 50lbs and occasionally lift 100+lbs. Work mostly out of doors in all weather conditions with and around vehicles, service station, carports, parking lots, water, soaps, cleaning fluids, gasoline, and motor oil; must have the physical endurance to work out of doors and wash/clean many vehicles each day; work with and handle loose and bundled flowers, especially arrangements that may weigh up to 30# or more; drive Company vehicles to assist with funerals and floral deliveries; may occasionally be required to lift, carry, push, and/or pull a variety of materials, including bodies/caskets up to 200#; may occasionally be exposed to human remains.



    Equipment / Machines Operated


    Personal Protective Equipment

    Company vehicle

    Water spray equipment

    Vehicle washing/waxing/cleaning equipment

    Gasoline, motor oil, vehicle fluids

    Rags, water hoses, hand tools

    SCI Overview

    A Place to Remember®


    Since 1914, Rose Hills has been a place to remember. At that time it was an 18-acre memorial park serving the Whittier, California area. Today, Rose Hills is North America’s largest memorial park, with two full-service mortuaries and five planning centers that serve the world.

    Rose Hills Memorial Park is only minutes from the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. It is rich in history, and it has an abundance of positive feng shui throughout its 1,400 acres. Rose Hills is world-famous for its Pageant of Roses Garden and also for SkyRose Chapel. To learn more about the unique features of the Rose Hills Whittier campus, please download our driving tour (pdf).

    From Whittier, Rose Hills is proud to offer comprehensive, compassionate memorial care including
    cemetery property, funeral services and cremation options. From start to finish, you and your family will be assisted by Rose Hills’ professional team, which will coordinate and perform all aspects of your personalized arrangements.

    Rose Hills can assist with
    advance planning or arrangements at the time of need from any of our four locations. All of our locations extend the Rose Hills legacy of personal service into the diverse communities we serve.

    Rose Hills is proud to be a member of the
    Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. With more than 1,800 network providers across North America offering exclusive benefits, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and customer satisfaction.


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