Truck and Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Division of Transportation

  • Lake County, IL
  • Libertyville, Illinois
  • Jun 08, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in performing preventative maintenance checks and repairs on heavy trucks and equipment? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Truck and Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Location: Libertyville, Illinois

Salary: $30.01

Hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm, Monday - Friday

24-hour call-in status during the snow and ice control season

Becoming a Truck and Heavy Equipment Mechanic at the Lake County Division of Transportation will allow you to be involved with county employees, other county agencies and other individuals. Your day will consist of performing preventative maintenance checks and repairs on county heavy trucks and equipment; performing road tests on vehicles; making service calls on equipment that break down on the road; repairing gasoline and diesel-powered equipment and vehicles including transmissions, brakes, suspensions, drive trains, cooling and electrical systems, alignments, and balancing tires and tire repairs; ensuring shop cleanliness and maintenance; performing snowplow operations and snow and ice removal; operating heavy equipment and assisting in building and grounds maintenance. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build strong working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of International, Caterpillar, Cummings, John Deere, freightliner, Case Allison automatic transmissions, Bendix and Wabco brake systems, and Detroit diagnostic equipment; knowledge and practical experience of equipment electronic system diagnostics; knowledge of wire welders, “stick” type welders and metal fabricating; knowledge of hydraulic systems, hose replacement; some knowledge of machine shop tools and equipment; the ability to operate single axle trucks, tandem axle trucks, and semi tractors with standard and automatic transmissions; the ability to perform vehicle recovery and towing operations, the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; must provide own hand and air tools; the ability to perform duties in extreme outdoor weather conditions; the ability to regularly lift and/or carry objects weighing 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighting up to 100 pounds; and possess excellent customer service skills. This position requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of five to seven years education and related experience; five to seven years of experience in dealership, truck, or heavy-duty equipment shop. A Class B CDL with air brakes or ability to obtain within six months of hire is required. Class A CDL and ASE Certification are preferred.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department, you will be working for, visit DOT. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos.

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Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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