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Village of Winnetka, Mechanic

The Mechanic performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, construction, and other Village fleet and equipment. This position requires the ability to diagnose issues, analyze malfunctions, determine methods of repair, and strategically inspect, repair, rebuild, and maintain a variety of Village equipment including, but not limited to: cars, pickup trucks, tractors, dump trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, skid steer loaders, snow plows, generators, saws, pumps, and other heavy construction equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulic power systems, automotive and equipment electrical systems, pumps, generators, and welding.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade.
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to fleet maintenance and repair activities.
  • Working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose issues, and repair defects in full range of equipment.
  • Skill and aptitude in the use of mechanic tools and various diagnostic equipment and machines.
  • Demonstrated skill in operation and repairs of mechanical equipment and vehicles.
  • Some knowledge of general public works labor activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Two (2) years’ minimum work experience as a mechanic in a service station or repair shop or successful completion of various specialized diagnostic and repair courses; or
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Possess or obtain valid Illinois CDL Class A or B license three (3) months of hire date.


Work activities are mostly conducted in an open garage environment where noise levels are sometimes loud.  Work is sometimes required under emergency, adverse, unpleasant or unusual conditions such as cold, hot, wet, dark, and cramped surroundings, in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of vehicles and equipment and may also require exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of fire or electric shock.

The weekly work schedule is normally 40 hours in duration, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., but may be altered or extended in the event of emergency, personnel shortage or workload.  Work is required on some Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Duties are performed independently and as a team member.

Position Range:  $65,147 – $97,721

Position is Open Until Filled. 

Submit application, resume, and cover letter online at

For questions or assistance, please contact Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Manager, at (847) 716-3546 or


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