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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Auto Mechanic/Collection Technician

Los Angeles, USA


Job Description

Position Summary:

The duties of the Collections Tech are focused on the long-term care, maintenance and preservation of collections vehicles and related objects. The incumbent will maintain the vehicles according to the established preservation and maintenance program, participate in the research of necessary and appropriate topics, assist with preserving and maintaining collections objects in accordance with accepted methods, and maintain accurate records of work completed.

Essential Functions:

 Assist with the preservation, maintenance, restoration, and repair of museum collections vehicles, fleet vehicles, and related objects

 Perform maintenance, conservation, restoration, and repair tasks as assigned

 Adhere to maintenance requirements for collections vehicle

 Report on progress of restoration and maintenance tasks

 Assist with light maintenance of incoming loan vehicles

 Maintain function and appearance of vehicle shop and equipment

 Track equipment, parts and supplies needs

 Assist with the installation, deinstallation, and maintenance of all vehicles

 Assist with transportation of incoming and outgoing vehicles

 Participate in education and other public program activities

 Travel with vehicles to represent Museum at select public outreach venues

 Handle special projects as assigned

 Keep records of work performed


Education/Experience/Skills Required:

 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Automotive Technology or a related field

 Knowledge of automotive history

 Minimum five years’ experience in hands-on maintenance of similar vehicles

 Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and management skills detail-oriented work profile

 Team player who can smoothly manage interoffice activity and work well under tight deadlines


Company Description
The Petersen Automotive Museum recently reopened in a spectacular, newly renovated facility located in the heart of Los Angeles' famed Miracle Mile district. Our museum, with its bold new architecture, is recognized as the world's best automotive museum and is a center for community activity in Los Angeles. The Petersen is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example.

Role: Auto Mechanic/Collection Technician
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Location: Los Angeles,

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