Helm Group

Lead Vehicle / Equipment Service Technician

The Helm Truck and Equipment division is looking for a Lead Vehicle/Equipment Service Technician for our facility in Freeport, IL.  The Lead Service Technician is responsible for making repairs to all types of vehicles and construction equipment with minimal assistance.  Technicians work on various automotive systems such as diesel engines, hydraulic systems, and brakes for vehicle types from service trucks (mostly Chevy Silverados), medium sized equipment such as Gehl Skid Steers, and up to Semis and Heavy Equipment such as dump trucks and excavator machines.  This includes achieving service department goals, profitability, employee and customer satisfaction.

Skills / Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making repairs to all types of vehicles with minimal assistance.
  • Have complete and good communication with Service Manager and Foreman.
  • Share knowledge of years of experience to others in department as needed.
  • Input to Assistant Service Manager and Foreman on shop tooling needs.
  • Flexible start and stop times of workday to meet shop and customer needs.
  • All documentation required to complete repair orders.
  • Maintain knowledge level on changes in the vehicle repair industry.
  • Complete training as assigned by Service Manager and Foreman.
  • Well-developed repair skills.
  • People skills necessary to interact in a positive way with service department team and customers.
  • Analytical problem-solving techniques.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of methods and materials used in service department repair work.
  • Loss/Gain on repairs made.
  • Safety Record.
  • Customer Satisfaction.
  • Ability to obtain certifications in other fields.


  • Computer skills.
  • C.D.L. drivers license.
  • 5 years experience in the truck repair field.


Freeport, IL

Salary & Benefits:

Range: $18/hr – $40/hr

Final determination of a successful candidate’s pay is based on job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. Helm provides a competitive compensation package that recognizes an individual’s experience and qualifications combined with a benefits package to meet your needs.

As a valued member of the Helm team, your benefits package will include:

  • 401K plan with matching contributions
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Wellness Programs

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