Do you like to bring glory to God by using the skills He has given you in a specific trade? Do you have well-rounded maintenance experience that enables you to perform a variety of tasks to maintain buildings and equipment?
JAARS is in need of skilled workers to help us maintain our various facilities and equipment on center so that we can continue to make Bible translation and language development possible. Could you become part of the team?
This is a 1.0 FTE (40 hrs.) position for a volunteer or a staff person who raises support
Must be able to work in the US
Maintain, inspect, repair, and perform skilled maintenance service on facilities and grounds.
Perform a variety of skilled maintenance work requiring knowledge and experience in one or more skilled trades
Install various items and/or system components of a complex nature
Maintain facilities, tools, and equipment in safe, comfortable, and operating condition
Inspect and perform routine repairs on machines, equipment, or structures
Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and facilities
Diagnose and resolve facility operational and/or safety concerns
Test and/or troubleshoot to assess an item’s function and recommend repair or replacement
Complete projects and work orders efficiently and record job tickets daily
Guide general maintenance technicians in performing skilled trades to develop their knowledge and skills
Be reliable with a keen eye for detail
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
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience and knowledge of operating equipment, precision measuring instruments, or electronic testing devices used in your specific trade
Ability to perform job functions with appropriate materials, tool, methods, and equipment
Flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances
Skilled in the use of hand and electrical tools
Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems desired
Ability to read blueprints/drawings and repair manuals
Good organizational, time management, and follow up skills
Very good communication and interpersonal skills
JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.
We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and 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.
There are nearly 600 million people in the world with little or no access to Scripture in the language they know best, their heart language. JAARS is here to do something about that.
JAARS makes 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.
We need more staff to make in possible. Of those who work at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., 50% are volunteers either short- or long-term, full- or part-time, and of all ages and training backgrounds. Missionaries and a few paid personnel round out the staff.
Consider becoming part of our team that impacts people for eternity by helping give them God’s Word!