Do you love using your hands and tools to repair vehicles? If you are gifted in working on vehicles, we need you to help maintain the JAARS operations and rental vehicles and, time permitting, help the missionaries with their vehicle needs.
Do you have a heart to support Bible Translation? In this position, you are helping JAARS make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.
Come join our team to help support the work of Bible translation!
Examine vehicle and discuss nature or extent of malfunction with operator
Plan work procedure, using technical manuals and experience
Place vehicle on ramps or hydraulic lift to gain access to mechanical components
Remove unit, such as engine, transmission, or differential, if complete dismantling is required
Disassemble unit, using hand tools
Examine parts for wear or defects, diagnosing whether reconditioning or replacement is necessary to ensure reliable, safe vehicle operation
Reassemble unit to manufacturer's specifications
Repair or replace auxiliary units such as water pump, alternator, starter motor or compressor
Adjust carburetor, brakes, lights, front-end alignment, etc., to specifications
Rewire portions of electrical system where defects exist
Maintain records of vehicle repairs, and plan periodic preventative maintenance such as oil and filter changes
May repair damaged bodywork and respray area, depending on skills
This is a full-time, volunteer or career staff that raises their support position
Must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder to apply
Requirements and Experience Desired
Must have experience as a mechanic and know the way around the shop, the tools to use, and how to carry out duties and work details
Self-starter and highly motivated by the love for missions
Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively
JAARS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Christian ministry located on a beautiful 500+ acre campus south of Charlotte, NC. We have nearly 100 guest housing units, recreational areas, a swimming pool, auto shop, mailroom, library, cafeteria, RV Park, childcare facilities, and youth ministries.
We have a variety of campus operations, housed in 20 buildings, with more than 500 JAARS and partner organization staff serving. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and with other organizations locally and globally.
JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.
JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.