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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The State of Illinois is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Further, federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, interview for a job, or for any other activity related to the hiring process. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to, making a change to the application process (if possible), providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

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Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Amboy, IL, US, 61310-9102

Job Requisition ID:  22940

Agency :  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time: 01/31/2023 
Salary:   $4,746 - $6,328; anticipated starting salary $4,746 CBA language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Lee  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC453  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  22940


Central Management Services Division of Vehicles is looking for a candidate who is highly motivated and professional to serve as an Automotive Mechanic. This position will perform skilled mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance of medium and heavy-duty trucks and off-road equipment for the State’s fleet and other off-road machinery. We invite all qualified applicants interested in assisting the Division of Vehicles as we serve the State of Illinois to apply for the position of Automotive Mechanic.


  • Under direct supervision of the Dixon Garage Automotive Shop Supervisor, serves as a traveling mechanic.

  • Inspects and performs major repair such as disassemble and repair engines, reassemble engines, differentials, air and hydraulic brakes, wheel ends, etc. and maintenance to various systems such as diesel, gasoline, multifuel engines, automatic and standard transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical utility systems and other components requiring service.

  • Operates diagnostic electronic testing equipment such as ProDemand, Bendix, Cummings Insite, Allison, Navistor NED/DLB, etc. in order to discover mechanical problems and to service vehicles equipped with complex electronic ignition and pollution control systems.

  • Completes and submits to supervisor, shop records such as mechanic time tickets identifying parts used and labor hours for each repair/maintenance procedure performed.

  • Performs basic upkeep and maintenance duties for the work area; checks tools and equipment for cleanliness, to verify proper working order and to ensure equipment and tools are stored away in appropriate locations.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school, or coursework in vehicle repair and maintenance, or completion of an approved training course.
  • Requires experience necessary to qualify as a skilled mechanic.
  • Requires a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Class B or higher class of driver’s license.


  • Prefers ability to repair diesel engines as well as gasoline engines.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge of all mechanical hand tools and testing equipment.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge of materials and parts.
  • Prefers working knowledge of standard garage shop practices and techniques, occupational hazards, and applicable precautionary measures.
  • Prefers ability to locate and adjust mechanical feedbacks in motors and equipment and make necessary repairs.
  • Prefers skill in the use of tools and the operation of the machines and equipment employed in motor repair and adjustment.
  • Prefers the ability to weld.
  • Prefers the ability to complete work activity reports.


  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • Requires the ability to travel.
  • Requires the ability to arrive at the assigned primary work location within 45 minutes.
  • Requires the ability to bring own toolbox and mechanical tools.

Work Hours:  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 1502 US Rt 30 Amboy, IL 61310-9102  
Agency Contact:

CMS Internal Personnel

401 S. Spring St., Room 414

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone Number: 217-558-3089

Fax Number:  217-558-5943



Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


About the Agency:

Central Management Services (CMS) is the operational engine working behind the scenes to enable the State’s more than 60 agencies, universities, boards, and commissions to deliver efficient, reliable service to all Illinois citizens. The Agency’s mission is to support the State by delivering innovative, responsive, and effective services that provide the best value for Illinois State government and the people it serves. Among the services CMS provides are human resources facilitation; benefits programs for employees, retirees, and local governments; property and facilities management; diversity initiatives for public contracting and State employment; joint purchasing support; vehicle oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination.



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