Maintenance I - Shared Parks / Streets & Forestry Division
The Village of South Elgin is a dynamic organization serving a community of roughly 24,000 residents in the far western suburbs of Chicago. We are recruiting for a Maintenance I worker that works in both the Parks & Recreation Department and the Streets & Forestry Department. This position works with the Village’s parks, trails and natural areas; as well as the Village’s streets, parkways, rights-of-ways, trees, streetlights and storm sewer systems. This position, under the general supervision of the Maintenance II, Parks & Recreation Superintendent, Streets & Forestry Superintendent and/or Directors, is responsible for, but not limited to, performing a variety of manual, semi-skilled, and skilled tasks in the construction, cleaning, maintenance, operation, repair and replacement of Village owned property and its services, along with playing an integral role in snow removal activities throughout the Village. Come be a part of a team that takes pride in their job and an organization that puts time, effort and resources into developing employees.
Qualifications include possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in Parks & Recreation, Public Works and/or construction industry or municipal maintenance field is strongly preferred; or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the work. For a candidate to be successful in this position they must have the ability to safely operate various types of manual and powered equipment, including but not limited to, rollers, backhoe, end loader, skid steer, maintenance tractor, aerator, top dresser, broadcast spreader, snowblower, forklift, power washer, water cannon, vehicle cleaning system, field striper, shovels, power saws, compressors, tampers, rakes, and all of its attachments, etc. The Maintenance I is expected to be in training on the use of the equipment listed. They should also possess working knowledge of parks, playground, natural areas and open space procedures, repair and techniques; as well as a working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all pertinent machinery, equipment and tools. They should also possess knowledge of facilities, materials, construction methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities. This position requires an understanding of basic electrical theory and the ability to diagnose and repair street light outages and underground cable faults. Current possession of a valid State of Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) is a plus or the ability to obtain a CDL Class B license with air brake endorsement within one year of hire is required.
Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Response to after-hours call-backs seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and holidays and in response to emergency situations such as sanitary sewer backups, flooding from rain events, snow removal, playground repair and to support other Village departments/divisions in the abatement of emergency situations. Work includes primarily outdoor work in various types of weather conditions.
The Village of South Elgin offers an excellent work environment, as well as a comprehensive benefits package with a starting salary of $25.54 per hour. The selected applicant will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference check and post-offer medical physical with drug screen. This is a union position.
Interested applicants should submit an application to the Village of South Elgin, ATTN: Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177 or by email to email@example.com. Applications are available on-line at www.southelgin.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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