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Title: Mechanic II

Department: Highways

Posted On: 1/17/2020

The Sangamon County Highway Department is looking for a Mechanic II.

Responsibilities: This position is accountable for the servicing, maintenance, and repair of all County fleet vehicles and equipment, including but not limited to: heavy gasoline or diesel powered construction equipment, trucks over 2 1/2 tons, and light equipment including trucks under 2 1/2 tons, automobiles and small construction equipment. The incumbent reports to the Fleet Maintenance Manager, and to the Lead Mechanics as directed by the Fleet Maintenance Manager. The incumbent is responsible for the servicing, maintenance, and repair of gasoline or diesel powered construction equipment and large trucks. This equipment includes road graders, bulldozers, end loaders, backhoes, wheeled excavators, cranes, dump trucks over 2 1/2 Tons, and snowplows, as well as light equipment including trucks under 2 1/2 tons, automobiles, and small construction equipment. The work includes: engine tune-ups, equipment adjustments, lubrication, filter, belt, hose, light wiring and tire replacement, cleaning, parts replacement and repair, and major engine and transmission overhauls. Daily work is assigned by the Fleet Maintenance Manager and any problems are referred to the Manager for assistance. The work is accomplished in the garage or in the field as conditions dictate. The position is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Fleet Maintenance Manager. This incumbent is supervised by the Fleet Maintenance Manager and generally works alone on assigned tasks.

Requirements: The incumbent shall have a minimum of 2 years experience in the maintenance of trucks and heavy equipment as well as experience with cars, pickups, and other light duty pieces of equipment. The incumbent is also required to have his/her own hand tools. The incumbent shall possess a valid Class A commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement and must be a successful participant in the department’s Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. The incumbent must successfully complete a general and criminal background screening recognizing that extra precaution is necessary due to contact with law enforcement and emergency services vehicles.

Skills: Diagnose and make repairs to gasoline and diesel powered heavy construction equipment and trucks, as well as light equipment including trucks under 2 1/2 tons, automobiles, and small construction equipment for the county fleet. Service equipment to prolong its useful life and avoid unnecessary down time. Obtain and maintain Illinois Certified Safety Tester for Trucks and Trailers.All other duties as assigned by the Fleet Maintenance Manager.

Benefits: Salary range: $39,504.00 to $55,303.00 Annual (FY 20) 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Please send application to Brian Davis, County Engineer, 3003 Terminal Dr, Springfield, IL 62707. Applications are due by 4pm, Friday, January 31, 2020. Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.