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Want to Work From Home in the Auto Industry? This Startup is Hiring

September 22, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Staff Writer

Auto repair startup YourMechanic invites you to “imagine if you never had to deal with an auto shop again.”

Instead of running an auto-body shop, this “mobile mechanic company” sends a specialist to your home or office when your car needs service.

That means the company has unique job opportunities for anyone who wants to work in the automotive service industry!

Technicians in more than 700 cities nationwide work as contractors with YourMechanic and focus only on service.

The company handles all the marketing, appointment scheduling, parts ordering, invoicing and customer support that usually fall on mechanics at a traditional shop.

If you want something less hands-on than working as a mechanic, you can also work from home anywhere in the country as an auto parts specialist or customer service representative.

Auto Parts Specialist

Parlay your auto parts experience into a work-from-home position that capitalizes on your expertise as an auto parts specialist.

You’ll need stellar customer service skills and at least two years’ experience in a customer-facing role.

This job — which interacts with customers, operations and technicians — is the linchpin that keeps the business running smoothly. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Sending car service estimates or quotes to customers
  • Ordering parts from vendors
  • Answering customer questions via phone or email
  • Helping technicians with day-to-day service needs
  • Calling potential customers to answer questions and book services

Customer Service Representative

If you love cars but a traditional mechanic role isn’t the right fit, you could work from home as a YourMechanic customer service representative.

In this role, you’ll answer customer and partner questions via phone, email, chat and text. You’ll also report issues and feedback to your team to help improve services for customers.

You don’t need experience with auto parts for this role, but it requires one to two years’ customer service experience and the ability to type 50+ words per minute. It also asks for a college degree or equivalent work experience.

Employee Benefits

Eliminating shop overhead leaves extra room for employee compensation. All of these positions come with competitive pay and benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Work-from-home options

To apply: Send your resume and a brief description of your relevant experience in the body of your email to talent@yourmechanic.com.

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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

by Dana Sitar
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