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Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Mechanic position in the Lincoln County Highway Department.  This position works 10-hour shifts for four days a week, with overtime opportunities.  

To be considered, applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application form.

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This is a regular, full time position preforming highly skilled work in the Highway Shop.   Essential functions include the maintenance and repair of all diesel and gasoline trucks and construction equipment of the Highway Department.  Must be able to troubleshoot problems and determine equipment malfunctions and make necessary repairs. Position is supervised by the Highway Department Shop Foreman. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.   Other duties may be required and assigned.

•           Diagnose problems and perform repairs to fleet of trucks and construction and maintenance equipment, which includes engine overhauls, repairing drive trains, electrical and hydraulic systems, major welding and minor machine work.

•           Outfits and maintains County vehicles and equipment; performs major repairs including but not limited to, clutch, water pump, fuel pump, cooling, ignition and electrical systems; greases and cleans equipment; checks fluids; makes vehicle safety checks and changes lights and tires; changes hoses, oil and filters, spark plugs, wires and related parts including valves, pistons, and main bearing assemblies; performs brake and radiator work; and repairs and overhauls engines, transmissions, front and rear end assemblies, air compressors, hydraulic systems, and other specialized related equipment.

•           Performs body work, including gas and electrical welding, painting and metal fabrication in completion of repair assignments.

•           Performs various automotive shop tasks and miscellaneous maintenance and custodial duties in and around the shops and buildings as required.

•           Maintains records and makes reports as required.

•           Subject to call at all times for winter snow and ice removal, and other emergency and non-emergency situations.

•           Attends meetings, continuing education seminars, and training courses, as needed.

•           Adheres to and promotes safety as a priority in the workplace.

•           Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skill requirements for the job.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

•           Possess a high-school diploma, GED or equivalent;

•           Associates Degree in Diesel Mechanic program or related field plus minimum of 2 years’ experience in heavy truck and off road equipment repair required, or any combination of education and experience to be considered equivalent.

•           Experience with automotive and small engine maintenance and repair.

•           Experience with mechanical, electrical and computer controlled hydraulic systems.

•           Experience performing service calls.

•           Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes, combination and tank endorsements. 


This is a full-time, hourly position starting at $22.85 per hour. An additional $2.00 per hour will be given to employees who meet the CDL requirements. 


All full-time employees are eligible for Lincoln County benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Wisconsin Retirement System.

As an employee of Lincoln County, you would be eligible for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), which is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country. Participating staff contribute 6.9% and Lincoln County will match this at 100% each pay period!


Applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application Form.  Application forms are available at the Lincoln County Service Center (upper level), 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill, Wisconsin and on the County's website at  

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