Southern Company Helper, Fleet Management in Aurora, Illinois



The purpose of this position is to ensure that fleet vehicles and equipment is maintained and repaired in a safe, reliable, economical and serviceable manner. This is a shared service provider role focused on basic preventive and corrective maintenance on company fleet vehicles and equipment. This is a second shift position, hours 3:30pm to midnight.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency

Functional Expertise:

  • Performs preventive maintenance oil changes in accordance with defined fleet procedures and minor electrical repairs on all fleet vehicles and equipment.

  • Performs fueling and checking of fluids on all fleet vehicles and equipment in accordance with defined fleet procedures, company safety guidelines and state and federal regulations.

  • Maintains fleet garage tire inventory; and performs tire repairs/changes; and excavating chain adjustments and related bullet replacements to ensure fleet vehicles and equipment are operating in a safe and reliable manner.

  • Transports fleet vehicles and equipment between fleet service, third party establishments and operating areas.

  • Performs general fleet facility/housekeeping, vehicle equipment cleaning and washing activities and other duties as assigned.

Business Acumen:

  • Identifies and informs supervisor and other qualified fleet personnel on vehicle and equipment preventive/corrective maintenance issues outside of their qualifications to ensure completion in a safe, reliable and timely manner.

  • Organizes and effectively manages daily work assignments; and accurately records time, material and service charges in accordance with company policies, procedures and defined fleet work practices.

  • Identifies and informs co-workers, peers and management personnel on unsafe conditions and/or work practices to ensure compliance to company policies and to mitigate personnel injuries or safety-related incidents.


  • Engages with fleet, business unit and department personnel in a courteous manner and ensures transparency on fleet maintenance and transportation related activities.

  • Engages with third party service providers, training and safety to ensure overall effectiveness in fleet maintenance and training related activities.

  • Collaborates with fleet, other department and safety personnel/committees to ensure a safe work environment.

Driving Results:

  • Executes responsibilities timely and accurately to ensure overall fleet vehicle and equipment availability, performance and reliability.

  • Identifies and initiates fleet process, service and material improvements focused on enhancing departmental efficiencies and cost effectiveness.

  • Provides timely and accurate information and system updates on pending fleet vehicle and maintenance activities to ensure efficient and effective resource scheduling.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Commercial Drivers License class A (with air brake endorsement)*

  • Department of Transportation medical card*

*needs to meet job requirements by 120 day performance review

Preferred: Automotive technology courses

Related Work Experience:

Required: 1-2 years experience in automotive work, including basic preventive maintenance and tire mounting; or equivalent academic and education experience

Preferred: Exposure to utility, municipal or commercial fleet maintenance environment

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Reading, writing and computer/system skills sufficient to enter work orders, time, material and other required record keeping information into company supported systems.

  • Ability to timely obtain and retain company required driving, safety and compliance training/certifications.

Preferred: Knowledge of natural gas vehicles and related support systems

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

The position works in a garage environment.

The position requires flexibility in working shifts as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Company Information:

About Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit .


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at .

Job ID: 2017-5595

Company: Nicor Gas

Job Locations: US - IL - Aurora

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 4/17/2017