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Engine Machinist Job Opening at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team has a performance engine machine shop job opening! We are hiring an Engine Machinist Technician for Restoration and Custom Cars at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL!

Are you an experienced engine machinist? Can you disassemble, clean, measure, machine, and reassemble engines and take pride in your precision work? Are you passionate about breathing new life into classic cars? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of engine operation and how to make power? If so, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is looking for you! We are a renowned automotive restoration and customization shop with a great Team culture, competitive salaries, and outstanding benefits. We are seeking a talented and experienced Engine Machinist for our in-house Engine Machine Shop.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below. We look forward to speaking with you and welcome an exceptional Engine Machinist like you to our team!

Fill Out Online Job Application Below!

Engine Machinist Technician Job Description:

Technician Responsibilities:

  • Understand all the workings of an internal combustion engine, including design, theory, operation, and performance modifications.
  • Possess knowledge of all engine parts and their functions.
  • Ability to identify failure points and diagnose internal engine issues.
  • Understand engine and valve train geometry, camshaft operation and specifications, seat pressures, head flow, cam timing, oiling systems, and other internal systems.
  • Understand the effects of performance modifications to engines and how to implement them.
  • Possess knowledge of the differences between daily-driver, weekend cruiser, and various levels of high-performance engines.
  • Rebuild vintage and original engines for re-use in restored classic and muscle cars.
  • Have familiarity with aftermarket and high performance engine products.
  • Understand the operation of power adding devices such as superchargers and their internal engine requirements.
  • Be resourceful in finding specifications for vintage engines to facilitate their repair or rebuild.
  • Operate lathe, milling machine, engine parts Operates machine lathes to modify water pump castings, piston heads, valves and other such automotive components.
  • Operate boring and crankshaft grinding machinery.
  • Clean parts, before and after machining in agitator type cleaning tanks to remove grease and oil particulates.
  • Operate lathe, boring, or honing machines to refinish internal surfaces of bearing connecting rods.
  • Verify dimensions using micrometres, calipers and height gauges to ensure adherence to tolerance and specifications.
  • Ability to make recommendations to achieve performance goals of an engine.
  • Apply modern technology to vintage engines where required / requested, such as coatings, sealers, main seals, etc.
  • Grind metal surfaces of engine blocks and cylinder heads using portable and fixed machinery.
  • Repair cracks in engine cylinder heads or other vehicle parts using heliarc welding equipment.
  • Operate drum lathe to resurface brake drums or discs.
  • Operate flywheel grinder to resurface flywheels.
  • Assemble engines in short, long or full assembly configurations.
  • Ability to effectively work with individuals at all levels including management, customers, vendors and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Reconditioning various parts such as heads and connecting rods, assisting with or performing crank, valve and flywheel grinding and the installation of valve seats, helicoils, sleeves and valve guides. 
  • Operate various other shop machines as needed such as drills, lathes, mills and other shop hand tools.
  • Collaborate with our passionate team to ensure every project meets our high standards of quality.

Engine Machinist Technician Skills, Experience, and Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an Engine Machinist Technician.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently on projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for overcoming challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-centric approach.
  • Passion for custom cars and the automotive culture.

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to bring engines back to life, we want to hear from you! At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

This Engine Machinist Technician position requires experience. This is not an entry level position.

  • This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude.
  • This is a full-time position. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional)
  • This job opening provides many benefits. We provide paid health insurance – PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off starts accruing on day 1. Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company Paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you! We are hiring for this auto body shop job opening now.

Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:

Fill Out This Job Application To Schedule An Interview Today!

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Now Hiring Auto Body Technician

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team has a body shop job opening! We are hiring an Auto Body Technician for Restoration and Custom Cars at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL!

Are you an experienced auto body repair technician? Are you passionate about breathing new life into classic cars? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a skill set that transforms vehicles into automotive masterpieces? If so, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is looking for you! We are a renowned automotive restoration and customization shop with a great Team culture, competitive salaries, and outstanding benefits. We are seeking a talented and experienced Auto Body Technician to join our dynamic team.

Auto Body Technician Job Description:

As an Auto Body Technician specializing in restoration and custom cars, you will play a vital role in transforming vintage vehicles into works of art in our body shop. You will be responsible for a range of tasks, including bodywork, panel installation and fitment, minor ding / dent repair, fitting of trim, block sanding of fillers, and primers, and body assembly. Your expertise will help preserve the timeless beauty of classic cars while adding custom modifications to meet our clients’ unique visions. You will be a critical member of the team working to perfect our customers’ dream cars!

Technician Responsibilities:

  • Perform top-notch automotive body restoration, including body filler application, sanding, panel fitment, and installation on classics, customs, and muscle cars.
  • Test fit, modify, and perform final assembly on body panels, trim, and other exterior items.
  • Collaborate with our passionate team to ensure every project meets our high standards of quality.

Auto Body Technician Skills, Experience, and Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an Auto Body Technician, with a focus on restoration and customization.
  • In-depth knowledge of automotive bodywork and repair techniques.
  • Proficient in welding, metalworking, and fabrication for vehicle restoration.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently on projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for overcoming challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-centric approach.
  • Passion for custom cars and the automotive culture.

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

Fill Out Online Job Application Below!

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below. We look forward to speaking with you and welcome an exceptional Auto Body Technician like you to our team!

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

This Auto Body Technician job opening requires experience. This is not an entry level position.

  • This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude.
  • This is a full-time position. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional)
  • This job opening provides many benefits. We provide paid health insurance – PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off starts accruing on day 1. Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company Paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you! We are hiring for this auto body shop job opening now.

Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:

Fill Out This Job Application To Schedule An Interview Today!

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

2023 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Holiday Party

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team enjoyed a night of music, food, drinks, games, and camaraderie at the V8SR 2023 Holiday Party! The main attraction was the on-site mobile escape rooms, in which two different scenarios were presented for groups to solve. One was a World War II submarine scenario, and the other, a holiday escape. The entertainment was provided by Roaming Riddle Mobile Escape Games. We’re fortunate that our Team and their families enjoy working together in-shop, and after hours!

2023 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Award Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Appreciation Awards of Recognition!

These awards are our way of saying thank you to the incredible Team members who make our organization, culture, and cars the best they can be.

This year, we are honoring five Team members who have gone above and beyond to contribute to our success. These Team members are:

  • Amber Lazenby – Administrative Assistant in Administration – Awarded the Gigi Carleton “Visionary Vanguard” Award, In Appreciation for Protecting Our Team’s Long-Term Success
  • Mike Bess – Parts Restoration Technician – Awarded the Vic Edelbrock Sr. “Excellence in Mentorship” Award, In Appreciation of Developing and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Brian Wibbenmeyer – Parts Manager in Administration – Awarded the Eugene Kranz  “Tough And Competent” Award, In Appreciation for High Aspirations, Positive Attitude, and Winning Desire
  • John Blandford – Facilities Tech – Awarded the Louie Melching “Make It Happen” Award, In Appreciation for Recognizing Opportunity, Persistence, and Personal Growth
  • Phillip Baldwin – Director of Parts Movement and Storage – Awarded the 2023 V8 Speed and Resto Shop MVP, Peer-Selected and Recognized for Exceeding Expectations, Quality Work, A Great Attitude, and Helping Our Team

These Team members are all dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about their work. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help their colleagues and customers. They are an essential part of our Team, and we are so grateful for their contributions.

Here are a few of the reasons why these Team members were chosen:

  • Commitment to excellence: These Team members are all committed to providing the highest quality of service possible. They are always looking for ways to improve their skills and knowledge, and they are always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right.
  • Teamwork: These Team members are all great Team players. They are always willing to help out their colleagues, and they are always looking for ways to collaborate to achieve common goals.
  • Customer service: These Team members are all committed to providing excellent customer service. They are always friendly, helpful, and professional, and they are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our customers are satisfied.
  • Positive attitude: These Team members all have a positive attitude. They are always upbeat and enthusiastic, and they always see the best in people. They are a pleasure to work with, and they make our workplace a more positive and enjoyable environment.

We are proud to honor these five Team members with our Appreciation Awards of Recognition. They are an inspiration to us all, and we are confident that they will continue to do great work for many years to come.

Congratulations to the winners!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Team members for their hard work and dedication. We are so grateful to have such talented and passionate people in our organization.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Gigi Carleton “Visionary Vanguard” Award, In Appreciation for Protecting Our Team’s Long-Term Success

Gigi Carleton, for more than 40 years, worked at Petersen Publishing Company as Margie and Robert E. Petersen’s executive secretary and personal manager.  She started there as a temp, working on organizational details for the Motor Trend 500 stock car race, sponsored by Petersen Publishing, at Riverside International Raceway each year.  She was then hired by the Petersens as their full time “right arm” in the administration of all executive aspects of the business and many of their personal and philanthropic activities.  Post the Petersens’ passing, she is now president of the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation, and was lifelong friends with the Petersens.  Gigi was instrumental in assembling the first SEMA Show in 1967, and continues to ensure the Petersen Museum and automotive enthusiast lifestyle lives on through her work with the Foundation.

We present this award to a V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team Member who works to ensure our future is bright and secure. 

Vic Edelbrock Sr. “Excellence in Mentorship” Award, In Appreciation of Developing and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

Vic Edelbrock, Sr.
Vic Edelbrock, Sr.

Founder of the Edelbrock Corporation, Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was an early days hot rodder who modified his own cars, tested products on them, then sold the parts piecemeal to an eager base of customers in Southern California. Eventually, mass production of Edelbrock manifolds and heads was inevitable and the company flourished. The Edelbrock line now includes cylinder heads, intake manifolds and pistons for many applications. And he achieved an industry first in 1958 by getting 1 horsepower per cubic inch from a 283 Chevy small-block with the new cross-ram manifold. Vic Sr. was inducted in the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame as well as the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.   Although he passed in 1962, his lessons and training equipped his son Vic Edelbrock Jr. to take the helm of the Edelbrock Corporation at just 26 years old and build it into one of the most respected names in automotive performance.   

We present this award to a V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team Member who mentors younger Team Members to become their best.

Eugene Kranz  “Tough And Competent” Award, In Appreciation for High Aspirations, positive Attitude, and Winning Desire

Gene Kranz
Gene Kranz

Eugene Francis Kranz (born August 17, 1933) is an American aerospace engineer who served as NASA’s second Chief Flight Director, directing missions of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, including the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11. He directed the successful efforts by the Mission Control Team to save the crew of Apollo 13, and was portrayed in the 1995 film of the same name by actor Ed Harris. He characteristically wore a close-cut flat top hairstyle and the dapper “mission” vests (waistcoats) of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, for his Flight Director missions.

He coined the phrase “tough and competent”, which became known as the “Kranz Dictum”. Kranz has been the subject of movies, documentary films, and books and periodical articles. Kranz is a recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a 2010 Space Foundation survey, Kranz was ranked as the #2 most popular space hero.

We present this award to a V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team Member who demonstrates not only skill and ability in challenging situations, but who understands the standards of our shop and works to exceed them.   

Louie Melching “Make It Happen” Award, In Appreciation for Recognizing Opportunity, Persistence, and Personal Growth

Louis Melching
Louis Melching

Robert “Louie” Melching was a generous and crafty individual who built a life of making the best of what he had to work with.    He wore many automotive business hats in his small town of Red Bud, IL, ranging from auto sales, collision repair, towing, salvage, filling station attendant, and anything else he could to keep the lights on and help his family and community.  He had owned and operated Louie’s Auto Repair in Red Bud for 58 years.  The V8 Speed and Resto Shop exists today in buildings Louie once owned, and our Team has fond recollections of Louie walking through the shop and helping us understand the how’s and why’s of the additions and improvements he made over the years.  We appreciate Louie’s positive, can-do attitude, and enjoy discovering “Louis-isms” in our buildings years after his passing.   

We present this award to a V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team Member who is able to create innovative solutions and solve problems with limited resources with a positive attitude.   

V8 Speed and Resto Shop MVP, Peer-Selected and Recognized for Exceeding Expectations, Quality Work, A Great Attitude, and Helping Our Team

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop values the contributions of its Team and recognizes their dedication through a peer-to-peer recognition program. Each Team member has the opportunity to nominate and vote for a colleague who has made significant contributions to the company, culture, and quality of cars we build – particularly those who demonstrate a positive attitude, consistently deliver high-quality work, introduce innovative ideas, and bring positive change to the organization.

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Hiring Custom Interior Technician at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team has an opening in our automotive upholstery shop! We are hiring an Auto Upholstery Technician for Restoration and Custom Cars at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL!

Are you an experienced and creative Automotive Upholstery Technician? Do you like to build custom interiors for amazing cars? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a skill set that transforms vehicles into automotive masterpieces? If so, V8 Speed and Resto Shop is looking for you! We are a renowned automotive restoration and customization shop, and we are seeking a talented and experienced Upholstery Technician to join our dynamic team.

Automotive Upholstery Technician Job Opening Description:

As an Upholstery Technician specializing in restoration and custom cars, you will play a vital role in transforming vintage vehicles into works of art. You will be responsible for a range of tasks, including; pattern making, sewing various materials, vinyl wrapping, spray glue techniques, interior assembly knowledge, deconstruction & documentation, interior fabrication and wood working. Your expertise will help preserve the timeless beauty of classic cars while adding custom modifications to meet our clients’ unique visions. You will be a critical member of the team working to perfect our customers’ dream cars!

Automotive Upholstery Technician Responsibilities:

  • Perform top-notch interior craftsmanship installation on classics, customs, and muscle cars.
  • Execute and ensure highest quality of interior fabrication and perform final interior assembly on seats, door panels, headliners, trim, and other interior items.
  • Collaborate with our passionate team to ensure every project meets our high standards of quality.

Auto Upholstery Technician Skills, Experience, and Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an upholstery technician, with a focus on restoration and customization.
  • In-depth knowledge of automotive upholstery work and repair techniques.
  • Proficient in sewing, deconstruction and assembly of car interior, wood working skills, vinyl wrapping, pattern making and interior fabrication for vehicle restoration.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently on projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for overcoming challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-centric approach.
  • Passion for custom cars and the automotive culture.

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

Fill Out Online Job Application Below!

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

This Auto Upholstery Technician job opening requires experience. This is not an entry level position.

  • This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude.
  • This is a full-time position. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional)
  • This job opening provides many benefits. We provide paid health insurance – PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off starts accruing on day 1. Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company Paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below. We look forward to speaking with you and welcome an exceptional Auto Upholstery Technician like you to our team!

Experience required! This is not an entry level position.

This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional)

We provide PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off after 90 days, Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company Paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.

Great working environment and awesome teammates to work with as well as lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you!

Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:

Fill Out The Application To Schedule An Interview Today!

Get your own webform with Podio
Hiring Custom Interior Technician at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Kelle Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with the keys to a Charger Daytona

Well wouldya look at that! V8 Speed & Resto Shop‘s very own Kelle Oeste featured as a Select Committee member of the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)! Kelle is very active in the industry and is quick to volunteer to help members and their families flourish in the automotive world, and in life. Congrats Kelle on the spotlight, we’re all very proud of you and appreciate all you do!

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Seeks Experienced High Performance Mechanic for Restoration and Custom Car Work

Join Our Team as an A-Level High Performance Auto Mechanic for Restoration and Custom Cars at V8 Speed and Resto Shop, now in our 20th Year Of Business!

Are you passionate about breathing new life into classic cars? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a skill set that transforms vehicles into automotive masterpieces? If so, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is looking for you! We are a renowned automotive restoration and customization shop, and we are seeking a talented and experienced High Performance Mechanic to join our dynamic team.

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

Fill Out Online Job Application Below!

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below. We look forward to speaking with you and welcome an exceptional Auto Body Technician like you to our team!

High Performance Mechanic Role:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced A-level High Performance/Restoration Mechanic to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a high-performance or restoration automotive shop environment, showcasing exceptional technical prowess, diagnostic skills, and a passion for precision work. If you thrive in a culture-rich, detail-oriented, and collaborative setting, this opportunity is perfect for you.

High Performance Mechanic Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced diagnostics, tuning, and maintenance on high-performance and restoration vehicles.
  • Demonstrate expertise in carburetor diagnostics and tuning, ensuring optimal engine performance.
  • Conduct engine performance diagnostics using troubleshooting guides and independent problem-solving skills.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of factory and aftermarket EFI systems, including installation and tuning for systems like Holley EFI, FAST EFI, Megasquirt, and HP tuners on generation III-V GM platforms.
  • Execute engine and transmission swaps, specializing in LS-based and Coyote engine installations.
  • Proficiently handle aftermarket brake installations and diagnose hydra boost systems.
  • Utilize MIG welding skills to create and modify brackets, motor mounts, exhaust systems, and suspension components. TIG welding capabilities are a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong drivability and diagnostic skills, addressing a wide range of automotive issues.
  • Diagnose, install, and troubleshoot air conditioning systems and aftermarket upgrades.
  • Expertly diagnose and perform custom electrical installations, while possessing knowledge of electrical noise, interference, and aftermarket component integration.
  • Participate in performance engine assembly, including head swaps, cam swaps, and supercharger installations.
  • Diagnose and perform minor repairs on both manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Address leaks and conduct necessary repairs with precision.
  • Showcase proficiency in ring and pinion setup, optimizing vehicle performance.
  • Conduct tire mounting and balancing with precision and accuracy.
  • Possess expertise in driveline angles, adjustments, and vibrations, diagnosing and rectifying issues to ensure optimal vehicle performance.
  • Uphold the highest standards of care, safety, and quality in all tasks performed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate manual transmissions smoothly.
  • Prioritize safety and precision, maintaining a clean and organized workspace.

High Performance Mechanic Technician Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a high-performance or restoration automotive shop, or 6 years of repair experience with at least 4 years in a restoration or performance environment.
  • Proficiency in carburetor diagnostics and tuning, engine performance diagnostics, and EFI systems installation.
  • Solid experience with LS-based and Coyote engine swaps, aftermarket brake installations, and hydroboost systems.
  • Strong MIG welding skills; TIG welding skills are a plus.
  • Exceptional drivability, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of air conditioning systems, electrical diagnostics, and aftermarket installations.
  • Experience with performance engine assembly and upgrades.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Familiarity with ring and pinion setup, tire mounting, and balancing.
  • Strong understanding of driveline angles, adjustments, and vibration diagnosis and repair.
  • Passion for high-performance driving, racing, or attendance at performance driving schools is a plus.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to precision and quality.

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, we live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

This Mechanic Technician job opening requires experience. This is not an entry level position.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you! We are hiring for this auto body shop job opening now.

Benefits: 

We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and opportunities for professional development and growth within our organization.

  • We provide PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid.
  • Paid time off after 90 days
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) 3% matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Company Paid $50K Life insurance
  • Employee discounts on parts
  • We provide in-house and out of shop training.
  • Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional) – No Weekends

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

CLICK TO APPLY: V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP JOB APPLICATION

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below We can’t wait to welcome an exceptional A-Level Mechanic like you to our team!

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Custom Fabrication Center is a full-service metal shop equipped with all the tools needed to repair or fabricate Muscle Car and Hot Rod body panels, consoles, brackets, suspension pieces, interior parts, and more.

From from rust repair to custom hoods, floors, custom firewalls, intake tubing, TIG welded mandrel-bent stainless steel exhaust, fan shrouds, custom aluminum oil reservoirs, shaved door handles, tightened door and panel gaps, and much more, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Fabrication Center can do it all.

Equipment includes a Pullmax Power Hammer with a full assortment of custom dies, English Wheel, Slip Roller, Shrinker / Stretcher, Punch Press, Box and Pan Brake, Metal Shear, HTP TIG Welders, HTP MIG Welders, Cutting Torches, Plasma Cutters, Pro-Spot Spot Welder, Aluminum Welder, and many more.

How The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Began on the V8 Radio Podcast

Kelle and Kevin Oeste are often asked how the V8 Speed and Resto Shop came to be, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they recall some of the many twists, turns, risks, cars, media, people, and more that evolved into where they are today, 20 years later!   Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke goes along for the ride, from the initial idea to present day, assembling a world-class team that builds awesome cars for great customers all over the globe.   The mission is to connect people with the best time of their lives through things with wheels, and the V8 Team is hard at it every day. And Kelle dealt out a heck of an automotive trivia question, and much more on this V8 Radio Podcast!   

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop Hiring Automotive Fabricator

We’re Hiring an Automotive Fabricator!

Apply Below

V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Restoration Technician specializing in the removal and installation of body panels, removal of rust and creation of and installation of patch panels.

Some custom fabrication, sheet metal forming and creating will be included. Daily tasks will include removal and installation of quarter panels, trunk floors, wheel tubs, door skins, and many other body panels, alignment of fenders and doors and other panels to improve factory type gaps to 3/16″.

We work on antiques, classics, muscle cars, and modern muscle and high performance cars.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

We have MIG and TIG Welders, ProSpot Spot Welder, Plasma Torches and Resistance Spot Welders, Mittler Box Pan Brake, Stomp Shear, Bead Roller, Shrinker/Stretcher, and many other punches and flaring tools. Pullmax, English Wheel, Planishing hammer, Band Saw and Slip Roll, as well as drill press, lathe, and Bridgeport Mill and many other smaller tools. Employees must have hand held fabrication tools as well as general mechanical tools for assembly and disassembly of muscle cars.

This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional)

Experience required! This is not an entry level position.

We provide PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off after 90 days, Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company Paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.

Great working environment and awesome teammates to work with as well as lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you!

Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop Automotive Fabricator Job Opening Now Hiring!

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.