Employment Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Village is firmly committed to equality of opportunity in employment. Conditions of employment will be provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or unfavorable discharge from military service, and mental or physical disability.

The Village will not deny equality of opportunity to any qualified individual who is able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions of the employment position, which he or she applies. 

When no positions are open please use the general online employment application. For open positions, please fill out the appropriate application related to the position you are applying for below. Please note: Applications are required to be completed and submitted online for consideration. Please attach your resume, cover letter, and any applicable certifications as a PDF where provided in the application.

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Public Works
Mechanic 

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Fleet Division is one of four divisions in the Public Works Department and is responsible for providing internal support for Village vehicles and equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor - Fleet, the mechanic performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of the Village vehicles, automotive and road equipment utilizing standard trade practices and procedures and diagnoses mechanical and electrical malfunctions and defects for repair.  Such duties include:

  • Diagnoses, repairs and reconditions automobiles, trucks, snowplows, tractors, grader, backhoe, street sweeper and other mechanical equipment used by various Departments of the Village.
  • Performs major and minor motor repair and replacement work, relines brakes, changes, repairs and fixes tires,etc.
  • Corrects body rattles; replaces and/or repairs door regulators and locks.
  • Performs diversified electrical work on automotive equipment using a variety of common testing devices, such as amp meters, volt meters, gauges of various sorts, etc.; installs batteries and terminals; repairs and adjusts lights.
  • Conducts road tests to locate operating defects and to check repair work before the return of equipment to active use; performs welding and machine work incidental to completion of repair assignment.
  • Maintains complete service records on all vehicles and other activity records as required; services automotive equipment with gasoline, oil and grease; checks inventory of supplies and parts and reports needs to supervisor.
  • Installs emergency and other equipment on police vehicle changeovers when new vehicles are purchased; installs computer equipment in cars; installs cages and emergency lights.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the knowledge, skill and development equal to that gained through four years of high school in addition to at least two years experience in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment, both gas and diesel.  Automotive and diesel trade school education is strongly preferred.  Must possess a valid Illinois CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License with air brake endorsement.  Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge of all types of automotive and truck shop work, tools and equipment and the ability to diagnose defects in parts and systems using diagnostic tools and employ problem solving techniques to address those issues.

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidate should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors, elected officials and citizens.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.  

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage range of $27.64/hr - $31.16/hr (DOQ).  

The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and pension.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application by clicking this link.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications must be received by January 21, 2021.

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