The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a Lead Mechanic in the Public Works Department.
Responsibilities of Position
This position involves skilled work in the repair and maintenance of City-owned vehicles and heavy equipment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: repairing engines, electrical systems, brakes, and rear ends on a wide variety of public works, police, firefighting, and other automotive equipment; troubleshooting and repairing computerized automotive and hydraulic systems; providing leadership in the absence of the Fleet Supervisor within the garage and for fuel site management; and interacting with internal customers and external vendors. Additional responsibilities include participating in City snow and ice and other emergency response operations and call-outs that may require working up to 15-hour shifts at all hours with little or no advance notice.
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.
A high school diploma or equivalent.
Thorough knowledge of common practices, processes, and materials used in the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of automotive vehicle, heavy equipment, and other engine driven small equipment.
Ability to diagnose and repair various vehicle and equipment malfunctions.
Physical condition and ability to perform the duties of the job, including bending, stooping, climbing ladders, and ability to lift 50 lbs, with or without accommodation.
Valid state-issued driver’s license and good driving record.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment, class B Commercial Driver’s License without air brakes restriction and with tanker endorsement.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain within six months of employment, Section 609 Technician certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and Forklift certification.
Possession of mechanic’s hand tools by first day of employment.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain within one year of employment, Class A, B, and C underground storage tank certification.
Experience with welding and metal repair and the use of cutting tools.
About City of Champaign
The City of Champaign. Proud of our Diverse Community!
The City of Champaign, Illinois, is a progressive, vibrant, and diverse community of 84,000 residents conveniently located at the convergence of three Interstates with Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis all within a short 2.5-hour drive. Home to the University of Illinois, our micro-urban community boasts a growing economy built on award-winning and innovative education, medical, research, technology, and manufacturing. Champaign is a family-friendly community filled with beautiful parks, diverse cultural opportunities, thriving Downtown and Campustown districts, affordable housing, and a stellar public library. With more than 500 employees, the City of Champaign offers great career opportunities for caring individuals who are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our residents. As a member of the City’s team, you will have the opportunity to transform how people live, work, and play in our wonderful community.