Auto Service Center Mechanic

Apply for this Position

Application Form     (* indicates required field)

Please attach the following files

Please upload either a word or PDF version of your cover letter for this position.
Please upload either a word or PDF version of your current resume.
Such as letters of recommendation, work examples, etc.

You will receive confirmation after we have received your application.

The Foundry Ministries, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Auto Service Center Mechanic.  The Auto Service Center Mechanic provides mechanic services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs; performing repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards; supervising the center in the absence of the Auto Service Center Manager; providing information on the proper uses of equipment; assisting other personnel; and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.

It is the duty of the Auto Center Mechanic to hold to the mission, vision, and core values of The Foundry.

Essential Job Functions

Vehicle Mechanic:

  • Perform complex work in the repair and maintenance of variety of vehicles, including, commercial transportation (school buses), donation trucks, and haulers
  • Determine extent and type of repair needed.
  • Estimate cost of repairs and communicates service needs to Auto Center Manager
  • Overhaul light duty engines
  • Install rings, rod bearings, main bearings, and brakes
  • Repair transmissions and differentials
  • Overhaul and renew wheel cylinders
  • Tune engines; adjust points, carburetors, valves, clutches, brakes; and balance wheels.
  • Repair and change tires
  • Oversees vehicle preventive maintenance
  • Monitor vehicle tune-ups, lubrication, oil and oil filter changes
  • Order parts and accessories and manage tools and equipment inventory
  • Utilize established procedures to record work orders
  • Maintain safe and organized work area
  • Responds to emergency breakdowns and repair vehicles at emergency
  • Operate a variety of vehicle maintenance and repair tools and equipment in compliance with safety regulations

Assistance to Auto Service Center Manager:

  • Collaborate with Auto Center Manager to oversee other service center personnel and program participants and provide work direction and training
  • Assist with development of fleet maintenance schedules and donated vehicle pick ups
  • Coordinate communications with customers and vendors



  • High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Certificate, or GED
  • Ability to read and write at a level sufficient to perform all of the duties of the position including reading safety information and technical manuals


  • Minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of vehicles, including experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy gasoline and diesel powered equipment
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience


  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License with passenger, air brake and school bus endorsement
  • Possess or ability to obtain valid First Aid Certificate
  • Clean driving record and must pass The Foundry’s insurance requirements
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with minimum supervision  

Strong knowledge of:

  • Tools, materials and equipment used in the diagnosis, maintenance, adjustment and repair of automotive and heavy equipment
  • Principles and methods used in preventive maintenance for automotive equipment
  • Work hazards and safety practices
  • Standard practices, techniques and tools used in repairing, maintaining and overhauling gasoline and diesel powered bus and automotive equipment
  • Basic understanding of the principles of report writing and record keeping
  • Perform all of the duties of the position effectively and efficiently and at a skill level commensurate with the service needs
  • Perform vehicle maintenance duties including inspection, diagnosis and analysis techniques
  • Operate a variety of vehicle maintenance tools and equipment skillfully and safely
  • Estimate time and cost required for repairs
  • Must have good communication skills in order to interact with staff, program participants, donors, vendors, and customers and maintain harmonious work relationships
  • May be required to train and provide work direction

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant standing, stooping, kneeling and carrying and lifting of medium to heavy weight materials (20 - 100 pounds)
  • Near visual acuity and accommodation (ability to bring items into sharp focus)
  • Strong arm, hand and finger dexterity, ability to grasp and visual acuity including hand-eye coordination



Location: Bessemer, AL
Apply for this Position
Apply at: