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 CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status). To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 23, 2024

Collinsville, IL, US, 62234-6102

Job Requisition ID:  37251

Agency:  Department of Central Management Services 
Position Title: Automotive Mechanic Option 2

Closing Date/Time: 06/05/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $5261 monthly; Full Range $5261 - $7015 monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC045   




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 illinois.jobs2web.com 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 37251 


The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Division of Vehicles is seeking to hire 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. We invite all qualified applicants interested in assisting the Division of Vehicles as we serve the State of Illinois to apply for this Automotive Mechanic position.


  • Under direct supervision of the Collinsville Garage Automotive Shop Supervisor, performs skilled mechanical repairs of medium and heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment employing well established standard trade practices and procedures in the automotive industry, serviced at IDOT remote sites such as Collinsville (Madison County), Highland (Madison County), and Salem (Marion County).
  • 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 ASE (automotive service excellence) certification.
  • 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 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.


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 services 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 fleet oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination.


Central Management Services offers a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule (if applicable)
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension plan
  • Deferred Compensation and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn 12 paid sick days annually; paid vacation days (10-25 days based on years of service annually); 3 paid personal benefit days (annually)
  • Paid state holidays 13-14 annually
  • $125/month tool allowance paid monthly (or however applicable)
  • $250 boot allowance paid annually
  • Annual Cost of Living Increases
  • Starting at $5,261/monthly with a range of $7,015/monthly after 5 years


Work Hours:  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 1104 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234-6102  
Agency Contact: Emily.Micek2@Illinois.gov

Posting Group:  Building, Fleet & Institutional Support  



Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com