Employment Opportunities


The Lift Garage Mission

The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by:

  • Providing low-cost quality car repair;
  • Offering skilled job training in the field of auto mechanics;
  • Connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and
  • Linking customers with other needed resources.

The Mobile Technician position requires the following duties:

  • Driving The Lift Garage van around the Twin Cities metro area to assess customer vehicles.
  • Inspecting and evaluating vehicles
  • Use critical thinking skills to determine what tests and other inspections need to be run to do an effective assessment of the vehicles.
  • Maintain professional communication and boundaries with customers.
  • Accurately document each assessment and effectively communicate with both the customer and service writer.
  • Keep the vehicle and other work areas clean
  • Other duties as assigned

The Technician position requires the following duties:

  • Working as an automotive technician in the shop when not out in the mobile van.  
  • Maintains condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components.
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives.
  • Follows all applicable local, state, and federal laws regarding hazardous waste and operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs, in conjunction with service writer.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps the shop organized and clean by cleaning, sorting, filing and other duties when not working on vehicles.
  • In keeping with the mission of The Lift Garage, provides repairs that are as low cost as possible while still ensuring safety and drivability of the vehicle.
  • Effectively communicates with the volunteers and service writers to ensure proper parts are ordered.


  • Punctuality and good attendance expected
  • Background and/or education in auto repair
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent judgment
  • Strong Communication Skills

FT position Tuesday-Saturday daytime hours.

Compensation: $16/hr plus full benefit package.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Cathy Heying, [email protected]

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