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Auto Mechanic Foreman

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  406802

Michigan City, IN, US, 46360


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC):
We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $39,000.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Auto Mechanic Foreman, you will be responsible for supervising and directing offenders in automotive maintenance and the repair of state-owned vehicles.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Supervise and instruct offenders in automotive repair and proper use of automotive mechanical tools. 
  • Diagnose automotive malfunctions. 
  • Complete engine, transmission, or front suspension overhaul. 
  • Replace or repair major engine, transmission, differential, suspension,  or electrical components. 
  • Order and pick up parts and automotive mechanical equipment needed to repair vehicles. 
  • Assist in preparing automobile division budget. 
  • Add and drain oil from crankcase and refills with new oil.; 
  • Install automobile accessories such as oil and air filters, windshield wiper blades, fan belts and batteries. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Four (4) years of full-time experience as an automotive mechanic. Substitution: Completion of a recognized apprenticeship may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. Completion of a recognized training program in automotive mechanics may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. 
  • Extensive knowledge of automobile functions, systems and repair;repair. 
  • Extensive knowledge of auto repair procedures and repair materials and tools used in auto repair;repair. 
  • Ability to use sophisticated electronic diagnostic equipment, repair manuals and parts catalogs. 
  • Ability to instruct others in use of diagnostic equipment and suspension alignment equipment. 
  • Ability to maintain reports and inventory levels. 
  • Ability to instruct, plan, and assign the work of offenders. 
  • Practical knowledge of appropriate safety precautions;precautions. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Michigan City