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Shop Assistant

Crestwood, Ketucky

Role Overview

Job Description

Vintage Base Camp is currently looking for Shop Assistant(s). The ideal candidate will diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, plumbing, or 110/12 Volt wiring systems, applications and interior components

40 hours weekly 

Pay: $16.00 - $25.00 (compensation rate based on experience)

7 paid vacation days and 5 paid holidays


The ideal candidate will:

  • Trailer-related Duties:

    • Available for all drop-offs. Help with chalking, unhooking, etc.

    • Help move trailers

    • Polishing trailers

    • Washing exterior, cleaning interior of trailers

    • Gutting trailers, documenting, labeling and storing items safely in designated area

  • Shop Tool Maintenance

    • Make sure forklift has fuel

    • Dust all tools. Oil if needed

    • Drain the air compressor (let air out and drain water from the bottom)

    • Change filters on spray booth

    • Change light bulbs as needed

    • Clean and empty the shop vacuums and central dust collector

  • Grounds/Building Maintenance

    • Cut up old pallets and put in dumpster

    • Make sure the exterior of the building looks good. Straighten up and make sure it looks orderly.

    • Run the ground magnet to pick up metal debris in parking lot

    • Leaf removal and bagging

    • Gutter cleaning

    • Mow and weed-eat the grass

    • Power wash exterior as needed

    • Shop Interior Maintenance

    • Clean shop sink

    • Put up all electrical cords

    • Check furnace filter. Change if dirty. 

    • Straighten up all scrap wood and metal

    • Make sure floors are clear of tools, machines, jacks stands, etc. to make sweeping easier.

    • Sweep the shop floor

    • Make sure all spaces (shelves) are clean and organized

    • Make sure all tool areas and other cabinets, bins and spaces are organized (all spaces)

  • Office Maintenance

    • Take out all trash–shop/office/restrooms

    • Sweep/mop/clean the break room

    • Sweep/mop/clean the break room restroom

    • Sweep/mop/clean the shop restroom

  • Closing Procedures

    • Make sure all the trailers are locked at closing

    • Make sure forklift garage is locked at the end of the day

    • Make sure all garage doors are locked at the end of the day

    • Move items into the shop

    • Put tools away at the end of each day (as well as when they are lying around not being used)



  • Must be able to work outside or in an un-climate controlled environment.

  • Good hand-eye coordination.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand and communicate information.

  • Ability to read a tape measure and use various hand tools.

  • Willing to work weekends as needed.

  • Basic computer skills

Physical Demands

​The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and to talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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