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Mechanic

Company: City of Champaign
Location: Champaign
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a skilled mechanic with experience working on light duty automotives and equipment? Are you interested in working in a fleet environment? Are you ready to join a team doing amazing work to serve the people in our community? If this sounds like you, then consider applying to be a Mechanic in the City of Champaign Public Works Department. Responsibilities of Position The Mechanic position is integral to ensuring the City’s work gets done. They diagnose, repair, and maintain a wide spectrum of automotive vehicles and light duty equipment that are used by the Fire, Police, Public Works, and other City departments. Their work involves planned maintenance as well as diagnosis and repair of unexpected vehicle and equipment malfunctions of engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, brakes, rear ends, and more. While they may occasionally work on heavy duty vehicles, the majority of the work is focused on light vehicles and equipment such as passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, police squad cars, sport utility vehicles, and commercial landscaping equipment. Mechanics interact with internal customers and external vendors, keep paper and electronic work records, and maintain a clean work/garage area. Mechanics participate in City snow and ice and other emergency response operations and call-outs that may require working up to 16-hour shifts at all hours with little or no advance notice. The starting salary is $31.53 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday, May 19, 2024. The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Required Qualifications · A high school diploma or equivalent. Completed coursework without a diploma will be considered. · Verifiable progressively responsible professional experience in automotive and light duty vehicle/equipment maintenance and repair work. · A combination of training and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. · Ability to perform essential functions that require physical agility as noted in the job description, with or without accommodation. · Valid state-issued driver’s license and good driving record. · Possession of, or the ability to obtain within an approved timeframe: class B Commercial Driver’s License without air brakes restriction and with tanker endorsement; Section 609 Technician certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and Forklift certification. · Possession of mechanic’s hand tools by first day of employment. Preferred Qualifications · Completion of a two (2) year training program in automotive, light truck, or heavy-duty truck maintenance and repair from an accredited trade or vocational school or a qualifying co-op or apprenticeship program. · Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) or other manufacturer specific certifications. · Experience in a Fleet environment. · Experience with welding and metal repair and the use of cutting tools. · Experience with upfitting and installation of aftermarket equipment. A drug screening will be required. Date posted: 05/03/2024

Keywords: City of Champaign, Champaign , Mechanic, Professions , Champaign, Illinois

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