Garage Manager

Application deadline:

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 3:02pm


Mervis Industries, Inc.




Under general supervision from the Maintenance Manager and the Director of Operations Garage Manager performs supervisory duties in the implementation and management of a fleet operation in the Mervis Industries Garage; performs supervisory and technical as needed.




  1. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all trucks, trailers and equipment assigned to Mervis Industries Garage.  
  2. Implements and monitors a preventative maintenance program to assure cost effective maintenance and a scheduled maintenance program to provide maintenance by manufacturers specifications.
  3. Maintains a complete inventory system through recording of all expenditures and income of each vehicle, maintenance equipment, fuel, repair parts, supplies, etc.
  4. Monitors user departments by analysis of vehicle and equipment utilization and evaluation of equipment specifications.
  5.  Implements and maintains a mechanic training and certification program to provide needed technical skills for mechanics in repair of trucks, trailers and heavy equipment.
  6. Enforces safety practices and procedures and ensures employees receive appropriate safety training.  
  7. Supervises all garage employees; trains, evaluates and disciplines employees.
  8. Assists in the development of the garage budget to include a review of past year expenses and assists departments with the development of specifications for vehicles and equipment to be used by Mervis Industries; insures that all vehicles and equipment purchased are licensed and registered as required by State of Illinois/Indiana law.
  9. Welds; replaces parts; repairs parts; repairs electrical systems; diagnoses vehicles for minor body and fender work; performs tune ups and engine overhauls; troubleshoots problems when needed.
  10. Examines reports for accuracy on each vehicle and piece of equipment repaired; writes reports on vehicles and equipment repaired. Makes monthly report to Regional Director.
  11. Keeps maintenance and repair records; performs preventive maintenance on all vehicles; orders repair parts.
  12. Checks all repair work performed in shop for completeness. This includes physical inspections and road tests before vehicle is turned back to user departments.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. MS office, fleet management software, parts tracking software.
  2. Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes; power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.




 Education and Experience

  1. Graduation from High School plus course work in auto and equipment mechanics at a trade school and six (6) years’ experience as a mechanic, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management role of a garage or like industry.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures involved in maintenance repairs and replacement.
  2. Considerable knowledge of safety practices and techniques in mechanics; considerable knowledge of diesel and gas engine mechanics; considerable knowledge of vehicle make-up.
  3. Ability to function and perform effectively as a manager and supervisor.
  4. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees engaged in repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  5. Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment with accuracy and speed; ability to create effective working relationships with employees.
  6. Ability to coordinate programs, prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
  7. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 3 - 5 years

Required degree level: 

  • High school

Worksite Info: 

300 N California Ave Danville, IL 61832


Benefits start after 60 days of employment on the first of the following month -Medical -Dental -Vision -401 K - after 4 months -Paid Holidays -Vacation