Ela Township is seeking a full-time mechanic to perform work that is well-defined and related to the repair and maintenance of the Ela Township fleet, municipality vehicles and small equipment. This position will perform preventative maintenance checks and repairs on existing vehicles and equipment; perform road tests on vehicles to ensure proper operating levels and make service calls as necessary, on equipment that breaks down on the road. All duties are performed in accordance with established safe work practices. This position also performs general labor work for the highway department when not working in the shop. This position works Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The hours of work will vary during the months of November through April for snow and ice control which is a 24 hour operation. This position is also on call 24-7 365 days a year.

Required Skills

This candidate will possess the ability to perform maintenance and repair on vehicles and small equipment, including minor repairs and preventive maintenance; ability to operate vehicles and equipment safely and efficiently; ability to operate snow plow trucks with plows and salt spreaders; ability to enter work orders into the computer and keep proper maintenance records; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety standards; ability to operate and understand computers and software used by Ela Township.

In order to be successful in this position the candidate must have knowledge and experience of diagnostics of all makes and model of vehicles; document maintenance records, knowledge and practical experience of vehicle electronic system diagnostics; electrical troubleshooting knowledge, hydraulics and diesel experience, must be able to regularly lift and/or carry objects weighing 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds. 

Required Experience

We are looking someone who can acquire a CDL Class B license within 90 days of employment. We prefer the candidate would obtain their CDL Permit before their start date. Must have a satisfactory driving record. Requires a high school diploma, GED and formal training, special courses or self-education or specialized advanced training in automotive mechanics. Requires at least five years’ experience in an equivalent work experience. Experience in computer software including Excel, Word, Outlook, databases, and fleet management.


Ela Township offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and is committed to being an employer of choice. 

Job Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 Hourly US Dollar (USD)

Applications will be accepted: Until filled.

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