Village of Mount Prospect

The Village of Mount Prospect is accepting applications for the position of Night Mechanic (Shift is Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 12:00am). The position performs a variety of mechanical tasks associated with the maintenance and repair of automobiles, light/heavy trucks both gasoline and diesel, and off-road equipment both gasoline and diesel.

Essential Functions:
The essential job functions performed include trouble shoot and repair gas and diesel engines. In addition the position performs tasks associated medium/heavy truck braking systems that include hydraulic and air. Furthermore the position is responsible for maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems, computerized fuel injection, computerized transmissions, and computerized braking systems associated with medium /heavy trucks. The position is also responsible for trouble shooting and maintaining automobiles, light duty trucks, tractors and all Public Works related equipment.

Position also performs a variety of tasks necessary to achieve the goals of the Public Works Department, as determined by the Public Works Director, using manual labor and construction trade skills; operates one or more types of equipment including snow plows, loaders, forklift, motorized tools, saws, etc.; and other duties as assigned. Additional functions include water main break repairs, sewer repairs, tree trimming, tree removals, brush chipping, landscape maintenance and the operation of equipment including backhoes, front end loaders, street sweepers and other equipment as assigned. On call and overtime work assigned by rotation among all mechanic employees. Overtime work is mandatory.

Educational Requirements:
Associates degree or equivalent degree in automotive technology or related field preferred.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum three (3) years’ experience as an automotive, truck and/or equipment technician. Must have or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment Medium/Heavy Truck Master ASE Certification. Certifications must be maintained during term of employment.

Must obtain a valid Illinois CDL Class B vehicle operator’s license within 90 days of employment.

Starting Rate: $31.65 – $42.80 – depending on qualifications.

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol screen. Probationary period of one year. Mandatory residency requirement within one year of employment (Randall Road on the west, Route 176 on the north, Lake Michigan on the east, Route 64 to the south).

To apply, submit an application and resume to the Mount Prospect Public Works Department, 1700 W. Central Rd., Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (FAX #847-253-9377) (Phone 847-870-5640) ( Application forms are available for download at

The Village of Mount Prospect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. People of diverse backgrounds, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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