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Mechanic Jobs in Chicago, IL

Entry Level Automotive Technician- Lisle, IL

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Lisle, IL

1 day ago
Lube Technician

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Lisle, IL

1 day ago
Diesel Mechanic - $2,500 Sign-On Bonus Available!

Swift Transportation

Gary, IN

30+ days ago
Field Service Technician - Tractor

Caterpillar - Altorfer

Addison, IL

30+ days ago
Maintenance Manager

Executive Recruiting Associates

$10000 - $110000 / Per Year

Gurnee, IL

11 days ago
Journeyman Technician - Tractor

Caterpillar - Altorfer

Hammond, IN

30+ days ago
Mechanic - A & P (ORD)

Kalitta Air, LLC

Chicago, IL

6 days ago
Diesel Technician/Mechanic III - Entry Level


Bedford Park, IL

11 days ago
Diesel Technician/Mechanic III - Entry Level


Romeoville, IL

25 days ago

Chicago Mechanic Jobs Overview

Every car owner needs a reliable mechanic who can diagnose their car's problem and get them back on the road. In a world where computer work is becoming more common, mechanics work in a highly hands-on position. And the complexities of vehicles, especially as they become increasingly computerized, means that mechanic jobs are on a slower path to automation than many others.

As a mechanic, you'll be performing diagnostics tests, repairs, and general maintenance tasks on vehicles or machines. You might enjoy being a mechanic if you don't like sitting at a desk all day, enjoy working with your hands, and have a passion for cars and car maintenance.

The most common types of mechanics are:

  • Car mechanics, who repair and maintain cars. They typically work at dealers, in repair shops, or in parts shops.
  • Diesel mechanics, who specialize in diesel engines. They usually work on large and heavy vehicles, such as farm equipment, trucks, ships, and buses.
  • Airframe and powerplant mechanics (A&Ps), who are trained to work on aircraft.
  • Small engine mechanics, who work on smaller vehicles like boats, motorcycles, or outdoor power equipment.

You can expand your search for maintenance jobs by checking out these similar positions:

About Working in Chicago, Illinois

If you're going to Chicago to experience "da Bears," deep-dish pizza, and windy streets, native Chicagoans say "fogetta 'bout it!" While these have made Chicago famous, you'll find many locals eating thin-crust, tavern-style pie. Plus, the city isn't on any list of the windiest cities in the U.S.—a local newspaper named it "The Windy City" after the Chicago elite's propensity toward boastfulness and self-promotion. And while the Chicago jobs list (hit jobs, that is) includes notorious mobsters from Chicago like Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson, linguists are noticing that the "Chicago accent" is disappearing.

However, there's a reason Condé Nast Traveler has named Chicago the "best big city in the U.S." Chicago is home to top universities, including Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and Valparaiso. And if you're looking for Chicago jobs, you can relocate to any one of the city's unique neighborhoods, such as North Center with its cozy Irish pubs and breweries or Uptown, the lively entertainment district. For those who want to live further out from the city, you can also find jobs in popular suburbs including Cicero, Oak Park, and Evanston.

Update Your Chicago Mechanic Resume

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How Much Do Mechanic Jobs Pay in Chicago, Illinois?

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