Maintenance Worker I
The South Elgin Public Works Department is a dynamic organization serving a community of roughly 24,000 residents in the far western suburbs of Chicago. We are recruiting for an employee in the Streets & Forestry Division that works with the Village’s streets, parkways, rights-of-ways, trees, streetlights and storm sewer systems. We are hiring for an entry level position of Maintenance Worker I. This position works directly with other Public Works employees to perform a variety of routine skilled and semi-skilled labor tasks in the construction, maintenance, operation, repair and replacement of public infrastructure, 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 a road construction 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 heavy-duty tools and equipment, including backhoe, loader, skid steer, bucket truck and snowplow truck. 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. The ability to obtain a CDL Class B license within 6 months 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 preparation for impending emergency conditions, as necessary (e.g., snow removal, storm damage, etc.) is required. 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. Applications are available on-line at www.southelgin.com . Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt (over-time eligible)
Pay: From $25.54 per hour
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Health Saving Account
- Life Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- IMRF Pension Plan
- Paid vacation, personal and sick leave
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday