Fleet Maintenance Mechanic

OB Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. OBI combats hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining communities by addressing larger issues of education, food security, potable water, employment, community health, and disaster mitigation projects.

We are currently seeking a Fleet Maintenance Mechanic who will oversee and maintain all disaster relief vehicles, equipment and driver compliance to ensure dependability and readiness during times of domestic natural disasters. This position will also help oversee volunteer teams during times of disasters, including clean-up, re-construction, and deployment.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Skilled in mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and repair

  • Diesel mechanic experience required

  • Service manager experience preferred

  • Knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations

  • Experience in demolition and re-construction a plus

  • Excellent in organizational skills and workplace cleanliness.

  • Must be a self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced customer service environment

  • Excellent logistical, decision making and problem solving skills

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (skid steers, cranes, etc.) and lift up to 60 lbs.

  • Excellent people, motivational and leadership skills

  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend; excellent manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination

  • Familiar with industry standard inventory and transportation applications

  • Ability to travel on short notice for extended periods of time

  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI, as needed


  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record

  • Forklift Certification

  • CDL Class “A” or ability to obtain

  • Commercial Crane Operation License, preferred but can be obtained through on-the-job training

  • ASE Certification, preferred

  • Licensed General Contractor, preferred

Operation Blessing is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. OBI provides strategic relief in 39 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water, and community development.

Operation Blessing International not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers an opportunity to assist maximizing the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization!

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose, and possess the skill requirements listed, we would like to hear from you!  Submit an online application.

We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.