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Auto Technician, Full-time

First Church of God
Job Description

Summary: New Heights Auto Services, a program of New Heights CCDA, seeks to provide transportation to financially struggling individuals and households in Berrien County through the provision of vehicles and vehicle repairs for pennies on the dollar. 100+ charitable clients to be served each year. In addition to providing automobile repair services and sales of vehicles to the general public which will generate sustaining revenue for the program. The automotive mechanic is responsible for inspecting, repairing and servicing brakes, suspension, steering, engines, and other parts of vehicles, performing routine maintenance to automobiles and performing related duties as required. In addition the mechanic will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a garage, teams of volunteers, training apprentices, and selling 15-30 vehicles to the general public each year.

Hours: 40-50 hours per week.

Total Compensation Package: $70,286 per year.

    Salary: $50,940

  • Regular pay, 40 hours per week at $18 per hour: $37,440
  • Overtime pay, 10 hours per week at $27 per hour: $13,500


  • 2 weeks, 80 hours, personal time off
  • Health Insurance & Medical Reimbursement Account ($15,900 per year)
  • Pension, 6% of 40 hour per week salary. Vested after 1 year of service. ($2,246 per year)
  • Long-term Disability ($1,200 per year)
  • No personal tools required, all tools provided by New Heights CCDA


Duties: Tasks of the automotive mechanic include
  • Assess donated vehicles to determine if the vehicle complies with the criteria for accepting the vehicle to refurbish as a safe drivable vehicle. 
  • Schedule and outsource repair work that the New Heights Auto Services is not equipped to complete.
  • Transport vehicles to and from the shop for outsourced repairs.
  • Diagnose, repair and replace components relative to the engine, transmission, brakes, chassis, steering, electrical, belts, hoses & fuel lines, ignition, wipers, suspension, wheels and tires.
  • Track parts and supply purchases associated with each vehicle.
  • Instruct and utilize volunteers to assist in shop and mechanical duties as appropriate.
  • Schedule hazardous waste disposal and scrap removal.
  • Add vehicles and track repairs in Mitchell One, shop software (training provided).
  • Communicate to the office about work completed, pending work, etc. at the end of every shift.
  • Work with office staff to manage garage workflow.
  • Lead a short time of devotion and prayer at the beginning of every volunteer work shift.
  • Prepare “revenue” vehicles for sale, list, and complete sale.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Requirements:
  • Possess a high school diploma.
  • Must hold State of Michigan Mechanic Certifications in the following categories (ASE Certification is a plus):
    • Engine Repair
    • Engine Tune-Up/Performance
    • Front End, Suspension & Steering Systems
    • Brakes & Braking Systems
    • Front & Rear Drive Axles
    • Electrical Systems
    • Must have at least 2 years relevant auto mechanic experience. 
    • Must be self-directed and self-motivated in order to be productive with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work with and lead volunteers.
  • Desire and ability to learn.
  • Must be ready to meet people from all walks of life and treat each as you would like to be treated.
Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects.
  • Usually will involve working with dirty and greasy parts.
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