Careers

The Hot Rod Barn is expanding their team and seeking highly qualified technicians with experience building vintage and modern muscle cars, classic cars or trucks, hot rods, or custom vehicles. As Chicagoland’s premier restoration and performance shop, we are housed in a state-of-the-art, facility designed to foster your finest craftsmanship.

We are a family-oriented business and offer a creative and rewarding atmosphere for the most talented technicians who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Our benefits include above average pay based upon experience, paid vacations, and other perks.

If you want to be part of a growing team and possess both the necessary skills and a positive, team-based attitude, then we are interested in hearing from you. Note, this page will be updated frequently so check back often.

How to Apply

Email is our preferred method for receiving applications. Applications should be emailed to careers@thehotrodbarn.com. Within your email also outline which position you are interested in. Note, at this time we are not looking for entry level positions.

At the time of an interview and depending upon the position, we may like to see photographs of your work

Open Positions

  • Sheet Metal Fabricator

    We’re looking for highly talented and experienced full time sheet metal fabricators to join the team at The Hot Rod Barn.  Experience with MIG and TIG welding, along with sheet metal shaping, forming and fabrication are essential. Must have both experience and a passion for building high end hot rods, classic cars or trucks, muscle cars, or race cars. Must work effectively within a team and exhibit unquestionable integrity.  Must have own tools.

  • Body / Paint Tech

    We’re always looking for highly talented and experienced full time body and paint technicians to join the team at The Hot Rod Barn. Experience with complete disassembly and inventory, body panel restoration and alignment, filler work, block sanding, priming, painting, wet sanding, and buffing on show quality restorations is a must. We’re not looking for just a general body shop worker – we’re looking for someone that can make these cars laser straight. Must have a passion for building high end hot rods, classic cars or trucks, muscle cars, or race cars. Must work effectively within a team and exhibit unquestionable integrity. Must have own tools. ASE certification a plus.

  • Hot Rod Mechanic

    We’re looking for a highly talented and experienced full time mechanic to join the team at The Hot Rod Barn. Experience with drivetrain and suspension repair and swaps, engine tuning on both carbureted and fuel injection systems, power adder installation and tuning, and electrical diagnostics. Experience with LS motors a plus. Must have both experience and a passion for building high end hot rods, classic cars or trucks, muscle cars, or race cars. Must work effectively within a team and exhibit unquestionable integrity. Must have own tools. ASE certification a plus.