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General Job Function:

The Assistant Mechanic coordinates and performs mechanical repairs and maintenance of District facilities and equipment. Also, responsible assisting the mechanic with the implementation and documentation of the District Safety program.


  • Follows a preventive maintenance schedule for District facilities, equipment and vehicles
  • Makes repairs as necessary to facilities, vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Districts Safety Program.
  • Assist with providing instruction in the proper use and care of shop equipment, spray equipment and driver safety as directed by the supervisor.
  • Assist with conducting safety inspections of District facility including shop, office, equipment, vehicles and grounds.
  • Assist with maintaining all District safety records in compliance with Illinois OSHA standards.
  • Assist with proper disposal of District equipment.
  • Assist with shop projects consisting of routine maintenance and repairs of equipment and vehicles.
  • Performs all duties as assigned.


  • Ability to repair and operate equipment.
  • Ability to operate common machine tools and to do light welding.
  • General knowledge of maintenance and repairs.
  • Must be able to work independently and responsibly to organize and conduct activities in the shop; able to make accurate observations and keep detailed records on vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to use computerized automotive scan equipment and software.
  • Ability to learn the general principles and techniques of mosquito control, including the proper use of pesticides and safety precautions.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate with the public and co-workers. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds, manipulate small tools, stand for long periods and work in confined spaces.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, and outside weather conditions.
  • The Assistant Mechanic may be exposed to: pesticides, communicable diseases, poison oak and other health hazards.
  • Must be professional and handle all conflict and provide resolutions to problems that may arise.


  • Education equivalent to High School graduation.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license, clean driving record and must meet minimum requirements to be insurable with the District’s insurance carrier; must maintain valid license and insurability throughout employment.