Aaron Kaufman was born in (January 26, 1982) is an American television personality and owner of Arclight Fabrication, a Dallas enterprise that supplies aftermarket components for the Ford F-100 pickup.He is the former lead mechanic for Gas Monkey Garage. He formerly starred in a one-season television show entitled Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman which premiered on March 5, 2018, featuring his new business with Arclight. Most recently, in his newest TV show Aaron Needs A Job Kaufman toured the United States while featuring people doing jobs he found interesting and challenging.In September 2015, Kaufman competed in the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road (Stadium Super Trucks) series, driving a Toyo Tires-sponsored truck at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California. He ran two rounds during the weekend, finishing fifth in both his heat races, followed by tenth- and eighth-place runs in the features. Kaufman struggled during the races, including one incident in which his truck partially rode on a K-rail; after the race, fellow driver Robby Gordon joked it was "some of the best, worst driving I have ever seen from the Toyo Tires driver."