Employment with the Village of Gurnee


The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding employment. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Applicants for employment can view the FMLA poster here.

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies. If there is a position you would like to apply for, please review the job advertisement and follow the application instructions. Unless otherwise indicated, the qualifications listed are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform in the job position, may be considered at the Village's discretion when appropriate. Please note during high volume recruitments, Village staff may contact only candidates under consideration for a position. Questions? Email the Human Resources Department.

Current Openings

Mechanic - Public Works Fleet Services


The Gurnee Public Works Department is seeking a Mechanic to join our Fleet Services team to assist in maintaining vehicles and equipment for the Public Works, Police and Community Development Departments.  If you are looking for a stable and rewarding career, this is your opportunity.  Consider joining the Gurnee team - we offer solid pay and benefits, a stable work environment, first rate tools and equipment, training opportunities and more.

Click Here to Apply - apply by November 30, 2023

Pay / Benefits:
  $33.38 / hour ($69,422 annual); employer paid health / dental insurance; life insurance; paid time off; IMRF retirement pension; clothing allowance; tools and equipment provided by Village; union position – International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 150.

This position assists with the maintenance of vehicles and equipment for the Public Works, Police, and Community Development Departments. 

General Duties:  inspects, diagnoses, tests, repairs and maintains a variety of equipment; uses electrical and computerized test equipment for diagnostic testing; repairs and maintains all vehicle and equipment systems; performs preventative maintenance repairs and inspections;  operates a wide variety of equipment and vehicles; uses Computerized Fleet Analysis (CFA) vehicle maintenance management software; mounts accessories and related items on emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment; performs welding and fabrication on equipment; performs snow and ice control duties; performs related tasks or other duties as assigned.

Schedule:  Work hours generally 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; additional work hours will be required including overtime, 24 hour emergency call out / snow and ice control on nights, weekends, and holidays.  Must be able to meet attendance and work schedule, including overtime requirements. 

Minimum / Desirable Qualifications at Time of Application:  

Valid Class B CDL with air brake endorsement required.  Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement preferred; must upgrade to Class A and obtain required endorsements within six (6) months of hire as a condition of employment.

Four (4) years’ experience performing maintenance, repair, and service duties on comparable automotive and construction vehicles and equipment.  Specialized or technical training in automotive technology obtained through an accredited technical college or career training institute can be substituted for 2 years’ experience.

Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.

Municipal fleet experience preferred.

Experience with repairs and maintenance on Class 4 and above trucks and/or welding and fabrication experience desirable.

Graduation from high school  / equivalent. 

Offers of employment are conditioned on successful completion of a background check, medical examination, drug screen, and other applicable requirements.


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