AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC OPT. 2 (Heavy-duty Diesel Mechanic) - Champaign

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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Champaign, IL, US, 61822

Job Requisition ID:  33246

Agency :  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time: 12/04/2023 
Salary:   $4,746 - $6,328/monthly anticipated; CBA language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Champaign  
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  33246


The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Division of Vehicles is seeking to hire an Automotive Mechanic to serve as a Heavy-Duty Diesel Automotive Mechanic. This position will perform skilled mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance of medium and heavy-duty trucks and off-road equipment for the states fleet and other off-road machinery. We value team players who are open minded and work well with others to accomplish goals and fulfill our mission of servicing the state’s vehicle fleet. The ideal candidate will be both highly motivated and professional. The State of Illinois offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, Health Insurance, dental, vision, for self and family, Deferred Compensation Plan, 13 paid holidays, prorated based on start date. Accrued Monthly Vacation earning schedule, annually accrue 12 paid sick days, 3 paid personal days, Direct Deposit, and (12) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave. 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 Paris Garage Automotive Shop Supervisor, serves as a traveling mechanic at assigned work site locations.
  • 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. to discover mechanical problems and to service vehicles equipped with complex electronic ignition and pollution control systems.
  • Completes shop records such as mechanic time tickets identifying parts used and labor hours for each repair/maintenance procedure performed and submits to supervisor.
  • Performs basic upkeep and maintenance duties for the work area.
  • 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 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 working knowledge of repairing both diesel and gasoline engines.
  • Prefers working knowledge of locating and adjusting mechanical feedbacks in motors and equipment and making necessary repairs.
  • Prefers working knowledge of standard vehicle repair and maintenance practices and techniques, occupational hazards, and applicable safety measures.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge of all automotive parts and materials used in the maintenance and repair of both vehicles and off-road equipment.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge in the use of all mechanical hand tools and testing equipment.
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience demonstrating skill in the use of tools and the operation of the machines and equipment employed in motor repair and adjustment.
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience preparing work activity reports.
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional of welding and performing simple blacksmith operations.


  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be requested or required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime. This requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties.
  • Requires the ability to arrive at the assigned primary work location within 45 minutes.
  • Requires the ability to bring own toolbox and mechanical tools.
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 lbs. unassisted and materials weighing up to 100 lbs. with assistance.

Work Hours:  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 201 Eisner Rd Champaign, IL 61822-1357  
Agency Contact:

CMS Human Resources

Agency Contact: Emily Micek


Phone Number: 217-685-4143

In order to submit a formal transfer request, please send the completed form to the above listed e-mail address. Applications for employment will not be accepted via e-mail.

Job Family:  Building, Fleet & Institutional Support  


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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Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana