iFixit is currently seeking a service technician/mechanic to help create unparalleled repair documentation on outdoor power equipment, power tools, and more. The ideal candidate is technically oriented, has knowledge and experience working with small engine machines, enjoys teaching people how things work, and loves to take things apart. This is a part-time position for 8-12 hours per week during traditional business hours (9am-5pm).

What you'd be doing:

  • Disassembling various types of outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, hydraulic tillers, trenchers, and more. You’ll be swapping out drive axles on tillers, working on hydraulic systems on log splitters, and replacing belts on brush mowers, just to give you an idea.
  • Working with a photographer to take photos of the entire disassembly process.

As the ideal candidate, you should:

  • Enjoy tinkering and fixing! You probably have a toolbox at home or in your car, and while you love having the right tool for the job, you've made do on more than one occasion.
  • Be a problem solver. You'll want to know how to deal with seized bearings, stuck bolts, and sheared screws without breaking the equipment, as well as coming up with creative solutions for removing components in the most efficient way possible.
  • Enjoy working with people and communicating with coworkers precisely and accurately.
  • Be self-sufficient, confident, reliable.

    We are the world's foremost experts on repair, and we've set the gold-standard for online technical documentation. We've already helped millions of people fix their own devices, and we plan to help tens of millions more.

    This is an hourly position available immediately at our downtown San Luis Obispo office. Prior work as a service technician or mechanic is a plus, but not necessary, neither is any specific degree.

    iFixit is an awesome place to work. Here are some of our perks:

    • A work laptop, and any software you need.
    • 401k plan with 4% employer match after one year of employment.
    • Profit sharing after one year of employment.
    • Dependent Care FSA.
    • Generous stipends towards repair & wellness.
    • $400 towards a bike or alternative method of transportation.
    • A sweet pair of headphones to get your head in the game.
    • Employee discounts on parts and tools.
    • Charitable contribution matching! We'll 100% match your tax deductible.

    Diversity Statement:

    When you go to a website like iFixit and scroll through the guides, it's easy to forget that there are tons of real people keeping all those bits and bytes running smoothly. But there are literally dozens of us! We're a diverse team, split between two continents—but we're united by a love of tinkering and repair.

    iFixit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Because we are trying to teach every one to fix every thing, we need a team as diverse as our online community. We believe that it takes people of all backgrounds to help us fix the world. Therefore, iFixit does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status asa protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any of the other important characteristics that make us unique and valuable.

    iFixit is committed to creating a diverse team—not only in who we hire—but through creating a supportive environment for all of our team members based on mutual respect and inclusivity.

    To apply: Send us a PDF of your resume, as well as a PDF cover letter explaining two things: why you're badass, and why you're the ideal candidate for the job. We look forward to hearing from you!