Cassidy Tire and Service


Calumet City, IL
Twenty years after the Great Chicago fire, the city was still in the grip of unparalleled growth. In

Job Description


Posted: Friday, 2/2/2024

Why Work For Us

  • Great people who are committed to doing great work!

  • 4th generation family owned business that’s been in business for 110 years

  • We value our people and our customers as our first priority!

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be an analytical problem solver, self-starter, goal oriented, someone who sets high standards for themselves and others, detail oriented, tenacious, assertive, competitive, take charge, and has the ability to drive tasks to completion in an efficient way. If these qualities resonate with you, please submit your application.


We are looking for a competent Automotive Mechanic Technician. This person will be responsible for diagnosing work for car and light-truck vehicles (including luxury imports), managing the tasks to be done, ensuring the work is done to our standards. As a Technician this person will be responsible for promoting a culture of quality and superior customer service.


  • Test-drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using diagnostic tools and special service equipment.

  • Diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing vehicle automotive systems including brakes, front end, suspension, alignments, and flushes.

  • Communicating directly with the Store Manager, so that customers can be informed if any additional service is needed.

  • Providing an estimate of time needed for additional repairs.

  • Executing repairs under warranty according to manufacturer specifications.

  • 3+ years as a mechanic required

  • ASE certification preferred

  • Ability to diagnose and do the repairs for all types of vehicles (cars, light trucks, luxury imports) for the following issues: brakes, flushes, front end, suspension and flushes required.

  • Ability to work with a variety of tools.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and verbal) required.

  • Results driven individual who is proactive and very detail oriented required.

  • Strong team player that interacts well with others required.

  • Proficiency in English (written and verbal skills) required.

  • Ability to work 40 hours a week.

Cassidy Tire and Service At A Glance

Twenty years after the Great Chicago fire, the city was still in the grip of unparalleled growth. In 1892, Hugh Cassidy and his son William opened up a livery service on the Near West Side. Initially the business centered on renting hearses, livery wagons, and horse teams. Hugh died in 1899 leaving Will to take over Cassidy. Transportation was changing and Cassidy followed suit. By 1912, horse-drawn wagons were starting to be replaced with automobiles. Noticing the early tires taking a beating as these vehicles rumbled by his store on Roosevelt Road, Will changed the focus of Cassidy to repair the hard tires. Will never had children, so he invited his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh Ahern, to join the fold as the company’s bookkeeper. In 1930, Will retired leaving Hugh to run Cassidy Tire during some of America’s toughest times, surviving the Depression and World War II. With six sons, Hugh was able to keep Cassidy Tire in the family. Bill, Frank, James, Jack, Tom, and Hugh, Jr., all learned the ropes after school and on vacations during the 1950s. Upon completing their educations, the Ahern sons joined Cassidy Tire and opened up two new stores in the western suburbs. In 1970, Cassidy moved its main location from the Near West Side to downtown. The Canal Street location remained the hub of the operation for 30 years as Cassidy expanded to 14 stores throughout Chicagoland. In 2006, Cassidy moved their headquarters and warehouse, and opened store fifteen in suburban Addison. Today the fourth generation of Aherns - Rick, Bryan, Melanie, Tom Jr., Kristie, Mike, and Bob - are celebrating their 100th year in business and are guiding the area’s largest independent tire dealer into the next 100 years.
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