Oct 31, 2019


  • JAARS, Inc.
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
Full time Construction Installation-Maintenance-Repair Mission Jobs Transportation Volunteer Opportunities

Job Description

Do you enjoy the satisfaction of constructing or repairing systems? Are you skilled in the use of power and hand tools? Are you good at planning and organizing a project; and what tools and equipment you will need? 

Would you like to be a part of helping to achieve safe and reliable water travel, so that Bible translation worldwide goes forward?

Maritime Services is implementing and expanding comprehensive, on-field water safety and operations programs, including use of small boats. Would you like to join our team?

Brief Description 

Professionally evaluate, build, renovate, and maintain boats, trailers, and related equipment to be used in training and overseas. 

  • This is a full time (40 hrs.) position for a volunteer or a staff person who raises support
  • Must be able to work in the US 


  • Construct, fit out, and repair metal, wood or fiberglass boats less than 25’, trailers, launch ramps and docks
  • Perform hull, structure, engine-power train installation/maintenance/repair, and finishing
  • Install or repair electrical, fuel, water and onboard waste systems
  • Maintain and test navigation electronics and lights and safety equipment
  • Mount and maintain communication radios and related equipment
  • Identify project needs, assist in prioritizing, obtain approval, create materials list, schedule, and perform project work
  • Plan and organize daily tasks, including necessary equipment and supplies
  • Identify tasks where additional assistance is needed
  • Complete written records and reports
  • 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 

  • Ability to research information to complete tasks related to maintenance and renovation of 25’ or less boats and related equipment
  • Experience with materials, power, and hand tools used in the construction, repair, and care of boats and related equipment
  • Perform appropriate safety practices in use of materials such as paint, solvents, and fuel
  • Organize and/or participate on a project work team 

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.

JAARS Core Values

Together in Christ, we commit to:

  1. Seek God Above All
  2. Serve in Love
  3. Act with Integrity
  4. Steward God’s Resources with Courage
  5. Pursue Excellence
  6. Collaborate with Respect
  7. Create a Culture of Innovation


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