Assistant Manager - Operations Manager (Management Trainee)

Job Description


Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

A few questions:

Do you want to work for the company with the Best Management Training Program in the Country? Are you smart, active and ambitious? Do you want an exciting career path in business management that doesn’t require you to sit behind a desk all day? Are you great with people? Are you a natural leader? Do you want to Be the Boss?

If you answered YES to these questions, you definitely need to consider launching your Management Career with Waterway® Carwash!

Waterway Carwash is a strong and stable company with over 40 years in the service industry and our managers are the #1 reason why we are an industry leader. We have 19 locations in 4 major markets (St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Cleveland). Each Waterway is a multi-million dollar facility consisting of a state of the art car wash, clean gas station and modern convenience store.
Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

Job Description

Waterway has the Best Management Training Program in the Country! We offer a highly structured training program / career path that truly makes sense and moves you forward. Every rank of our Management Training Program is a checklist, which means you’ll always know how you’re doing as well as exactly what you need to do to get promoted! We work with you every step of the way while training you to Be the Boss.

Waterway managers spend their first 90 days as a Manager Trainee working one on one with the Operations Manager / General Manager at a location. You'll spend your first two months learning the basics of shift management from them while simultaneously mastering our four hourly positions. Then you'll "practice" being a full-fledged manager for a month (with your General Manager right behind you every step of the way) before going "live" as an Assistant Manager the following month.

New managers can expect to earn two promotions during their first year and be ready to run a Waterway location within two to four years. Your hard work, ambition and dedication determines how far up the ladder you can go. We always promote from within and the sky’s the limit. Our “ceiling" is quite high. The opportunity for advancement continues beyond the Operations Manager / General Manager rank!

What can you expect as a Waterway Manager?

  • The Best Management Training Program in the Country
  • Great pay from Day 1
  • A clear cut career path that makes sense (every rank is a checklist)
  • The average workweek is 45 to 50 hours
  • An active, outdoor, fast-paced work environment
  • Work alongside other great managers while supervising high quality hourly employees
  • You’ll have the cleanest car of everyone you know
  • No tie required - this is not a desk job

The perks of being a Waterway Manager

  • Earn $30,000 - $40,000 in base pay and bonuses as a Manager
  • Potential to earn $45,000 - $70,000 as Operations Manager / General Manager
  • High ceiling – ranks beyond General Manager
  • Sizeable rank completion bonuses every time you’re promoted
  • Quarterly store performance bonuses
  • Medical and dental benefits (qualified after just 31 days)
  • Tuition reimbursement (qualified after 1st promotion)
  • Long-term investment matching (qualified after 2nd promotion)
  • You qualify for vacation time after 6 months of employment
  • High quality co-workers, hourly employees and customers
  • Casual / uniformed work attire
  • Free car washes and discounts on every gallon of gas


Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

Job Responsibilities

Each Waterway location is run by a top-notch team of 3 to 5 managers who are in charge of all facets of the business as well as their store’s success. They are not glorified car washers. They run the show. They do the paperwork. They open and close the store. They work together to train, coach, and supervise their 40 to 70 hourly employees. They engage and impress the 10,000 to 20,000 customers that they see each month. They do it all!

Additionally, Waterway managers do a lot of marketing each month in their local communities by keeping up relationships with local businesses, schools and various organizations. We’re always trying to bring in new business while showcasing all of the other services and programs we offer.

Waterway Managers receive extensive training in the following:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Retail, Convenience Store and Gas Station Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Training
  • Customer Service
  • Mechanical Systems Operations


Job Requirements


Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

Job Requirements

Our manager job description reads as follows, “Take care of the customer. Run the business. Build for the future. Care." We look for confident, outgoing and accomplished people to manage our modern facilities and supervise the washing of cars while progressing through the Best Management Training Program in the Country.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to work in the business and management fields, but don’t want a desk job. This is a fast-paced business with high volumes of customers / cars. It requires a hard worker who enjoys being active. High energy, a customer service focus and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Please note that Waterway does perform a comprehensive background check and drug screening on each manager candidate prior to employment. Waterway also requires managers to always have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. We have conservative appearance standards (must be clean shaven and no visible tattoos) Additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ambitious, competitive, confident and friendly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Track record of accomplishments and achievements (work / school / community)
  • Team player, ability to work well with a diverse group of people
  • Self-motivated, results-driven
  • Strong leadership skills


Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

A few last questions:

Do you believe that if it is worth doing, it is worth doing as well as it can be done? Do you want every day to be different? Do you believe that hard work can be a lot of fun? Are you up for a very unique experience and special opportunity?

If you answered YES again then you are an excellent candidate for Waterway’s Management Training Program! APPLY NOW to submit your resume!


Assistant Manager – Operations Manager (Management Training)

Company Overview

Waterway® is an industry-leading, full-service car wash company, and we make a positive impact on our communities.

Waterway Gas & Wash® has spent over 40 years exceeding expectations and setting a new standard for car washes. Waterway® owns and operates 19 full-service car wash and gasoline stations in upscale communities in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Cleveland. We are an acknowledged leader in the premium, full-service segment of our industry.

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