Turn Your Favorite Hobby Into a Career at CCI

March 26, 2020

Calling all sewers, crafters and chalk painters! Put your personal skill set to work and earn money with a career as a certified service technician at Creative Colors International Inc.

March is National Craft Month. In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created National Craft Month to encourage people to rediscover and learn about the benefits of crafting. Sewing and crafting can reduce stress and anxiety, improve hand-eye coordination and elevate mood. Sewing and crafting can also help encourage brain growth and prevent dementia. A study conducted in 2018 revealed that 13.36 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 practiced sewing or crafts in the last 12 months, according to Statista, a provider of market and consumer data. As part of National Craft Month, take time to consider a career that will pay you for your crafting skills.

If you enjoy working with your hands and have an eye for fixing or improving things around your house using dye or stitching, working as a service technician is the right option for you. CCI is the nationwide mobile leader in leather and vinyl repair. CCI technicians undergo extensive training to enable them to restore damaged items and make them look new. Technicians across the country repair, restore or replace damaged vinyl, leather, fabric or plastic goods in offices, homes or vehicles. CCI’s restoration services can salvage some of the most damaged items, saving customers up to 90 percent in replacement costs.

“Every day, you’re working with people who enjoy what they do, other technicians, managers of furniture stores or restaurants, or car dealerships. Customers that have a problem are calling you,” said Kevin Kaiser, a technician and manager in South Bend, Indiana. “The response you get from repairing something of theirs that they thought was ruined and seeing how excited they are and how much they appreciate what you’ve just done for them is the best part of the job.”

CCI Technicians Expertly Trained
If crafting and sewing is simply a hobby you use to de-stress, don’t be afraid of taking your skills to the next level. Every CCI technician is provided with extensive training and support to ensure they can accomplish their jobs. CCI technicians showcase the ability to work well without day-to-day supervision and possess good people and communication skills. Successful technicians are capable of working in all weather conditions and are able to provide hands-on problem-solving.

Responsibilities of CCI Technicians
If you want to reap the mental health benefits of crafting on a daily basis, CCI is the right choice. The company’s service technicians interact with customers to show them samples of repairs and explain the high quality of CCI’s craftsmanship. A CCI technician is responsible for ensuring their mobile vans are in tip-top shape, preparing invoices for service orders and solving customer problems. It is a great option for people looking to practice superior craftsmanship with a customer service focus.

“The most important thing for me was the challenge. Looking at something that was destroyed in many people’s eyes and saying, ‘that’s no problem, I can take care of that in 10 minutes,’” said Eric Wills, a CCI technician and manager in Constantine, Michigan.

Benefits of a Career at CCI
CCI’s family-focused business offers a host of benefits for technicians. The company provides a high commission structure with unlimited earnings potential. Certain locations offer a full benefits package, including 401k. A career at CCI offers flexibility. Technicians can create their own work schedule. “The ability to create my own income stream is what I enjoy,” said Chris Shefts, a CCI technician in Mokena, Illinois. “It’s not, ‘this is how much you’re going to make this year,’ it’s whatever I’m willing to put the time in to produce, that’s what I’ll be able to produce.”

If you’re ready to take your crafting hobby to the next level with a rewarding career, fill out an online application for a role as a service technician at CCI.