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Date:  May 11, 2022

Effingham, IL, US, 62401-2670

Job Requisition ID:  15556

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 05/25/2022
Salary:   $4,790 - $8,775 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Effingham  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   NR916 - Protech Teamsters  

*This position is covered by the Revolving Door Prohibition Policy.


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Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire an Equipment Technician.


The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.


Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 


Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; tuition reimbursement; flexible schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.


We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is accountable for ensuring all off-road equipment and vehicles within the district is properly maintained, replacement of equipment is requested based upon justification, all commodity items (safety and cleaning supplies, small tools, lubricants, etc.) are properly disbursed, and the goals of the district radio communication system are accomplished. 


District 7 is composed of 16 counties consisting of urbanized and rural areas. This position is accountable for ensuring all off-road equipment and vehicles within the district Bureau of Operations are properly maintained and replacements are ordered to ensure maximum efficiency.  The equipment maintained is located throughout the district, and records are kept by the incumbent and his/her staff to ensure that equipment is being maintained according to the Preventative Maintenance Program.  Commodity items are warehoused at a central location and are provided upon approved request to all district Bureau of Operations personnel.  The equipment overall is aged and requires constant maintenance. The incumbent must stay abreast of all current market equipment items, review the status of existing equipment and submit proper justification to replace needed items and purchase new items that will enhance maintenance operations. 


Typical problems encountered by the incumbent include daily supervision of staff and their work assignments based on the needs of the field operations and the continuous assessment of equipment to determine whether repair or replacement is needed. The greatest challenge is to ensure through proper research and maintenance that the equipment fleet of the department is in top notch working condition. 


This position reviews and supervises the acquisition, storage and disbursement of all warehoused commodity items. The incumbent is also accountable for the assignment, repair, maintenance and purchase of all equipment allocated to the district Radio Communication Program. He or she reviews and recommends the replacement of excessively worn equipment and ensures through on-site inspection and review of Preventative Maintenance records that all equipment items are properly maintained.  The incumbent provides training to field personnel in the proper use of equipment, stays abreast of new items of equipment and reviews their operations in order to determine their particular use in the field.  He or she provides expertise to all field personnel concerned with the proper purchase, use and maintenance of all equipment items. The incumbent coordinates and advises on the proper method of repairs with Central Management Services (CMS) personnel, performs annual inspection of various equipment and recommends improvements as required, supervises the ordering and disbursement of commodity items, and ensures that the district Bureau of Operations equipment and commodity inventories are accurate.  In performing this function, the incumbent must utilize the Asset Management Program (AMP) and various other computer databases.   




(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent accomplishes responsibilities with the assistance of the following staff:  

Storekeeper - who receives all deliveries, warehouses and disburses items according to purchase orders and authorized request forms  

Maintenance Training Advisors - who provide advice and counsel in the area of maintenance field operations. 


In performing the functions of this position, the incumbent has wide latitude to authorize the repair of equipment items, review and approve all outside vendor invoices dealing with the repair of equipment,  recommend depth of repair and method of repair, determine if equipment is in working repair or should be replaced, provide justification and input of the Equipment Purchase budget to the Services and Development Technician, recommend schedules and help conduct necessary training programs on the proper use of equipment and ensure that commodity disbursement meets the requirements of the department.  These decisions are based upon experiences, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) policies and procedures, district Bureau of Operations directives and state of the art knowledge. Problems of a unique nature are referred to the supervisor. The incumbent seeks approval of the supervisor for the recommended solutions for major problems or for extra budget items. 

In performing the functions of this position, the incumbent has contact with personnel in all bureaus involved with the maintenance of their vehicles, district Financial Services personnel, central Bureau of Operations personnel, CMS personnel, equipment vendors and freight company personnel. Districtwide travel and overtime are required. 

The effectiveness of this position is measured according to the incumbent’s ability to maintain an efficient fleet operation within budgetary restraints and to provide an efficient radio communications system.   

Principal Accountabilities

1.    Ensures, through inspection and requests, that all off-road equipment and vehicles within the bureau are properly maintained.
2.    Ensures that the proper method and source of repair have been made according to IDOT and CMS policies.
3.    Ensures that proper replacement of equipment items is warranted.
4.    Ensures that the District Radio Communication System is operating in an efficient manner.
5.    Ensures that proper methods of procurement and disbursement of commodity items are occurring.
6.    Supervises, motivates and evaluates subordinate personnel in order to ensure maximum utilization of manpower is achieved.
7.    Ensures that the equipment and commodity inventories are accurate.
8.    Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules.  Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.

9.    Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

•    Education/Experience:

  • Two years of college in civil engineering technology, pre-engineering or a job related technical/science curriculum plus five years of engineering experience in the area of repair and maintenance of fleet equipment OR
  • Seven years of engineering experience in the area of repair and maintenance of fleet equipment

•    Valid driver’s license
•    Districtwide travel and overtime


Position Desirables

•    Extensive knowledge of the maintenance, service and repair of maintenance equipment.
•    Extensive knowledge of inventory control and budgetary practices.
•    Ability to supervise a staff engaged in maintenance and inventory functions.
•    Extensive computer skills
•    Strong oral and/or written communication skills.

Work Hours:  7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 400 W Wabash Ave Effingham, IL 62401-2670  

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 4/District 7/Operations
Agency Contact:

Job Function:  Transportation  




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