Automotive Technician (Mechanic) for Drive Away Hunger

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Portland Rescue Mission

Position: Automotive Technician (Mechanic) for Drive Away Hunger

Department: Drive Away Hunger

Work Location: Drive Away Hunger

Reports to: Lead Mechanic

Employment Status: Full Time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Effective Date: June 2018

Typical Hours Required: Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 5:30 PM

Pay Rate: Hourly rate depending on experience and certification

General Description of Work:

This is a full-time vehicle mechanic position for the Drive Away Hunger program at Portland Rescue Mission.  This role requires mechanical experience and hands-on expertise to diagnose and complete repairs on a wide variety of donated vehicles while contributing to a dynamic Christian ministry environment and mentoring men and women in PRM’s addiction recovery programs.

Essential Functions

  • Diagnose and evaluate donated vehicles, and make recommendations to the DAH Lead mechanic to either repair or not repair vehicles for sale.
  • Perform repairs on vehicles as needed or directed in a timely manner

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3-5 years of auto-mechanic experience on a wide-variety of makes and models of autos and small trucks
  • Experience in both foreign and domestic repairs
  • ASE certification recommended
  • General practitioner with technical expertise
  • Ability to handle many vehicles at one time
  • Demonstrated level of mechanical aptitude
  • Experience in evaluating and assessing the repairability of vehicles
  • A history of experience of hands-on repair
  • A desire to minister in the lives of hurting men and women
  • An interest in mentoring PRM program participants through work training programs at Drive Away Hunger
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Prompt and thorough in job performance
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player

Personal Attributes & Values

  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • Spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards
  • Adheres to Portland Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • Desire to serve God in the ministry to hurting men, women and children
  • A pleasant, gentle, grace filled manner toward others
  • Possess and demonstrates excellent integrity
  • Composed and professional
  • Strong team player and self starter
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as assigned
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted

Equipment Used:

  • Handheld scanner for vehicle diagnostics
  • Floor jacks and vehicle lifts
  • Engine hoist
  • All Data Labor & Service guide
  • Shop Press & other typical shop tools
  • Equipment needed: Mechanics tools; Must Have: personal tool box with full set of automotive tools needed to repair a wide variety of vehicles

Other Duties as Assigned:

In this and any position with Portland Rescue Mission, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. Flexibility and a cooperate spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Portland Rescue Mission services.

Mission Statement:

We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction.

Location: Portland, OR
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