• Full Time
  • Addison, IL
  • October 13, 2023

Village of Addison


Summary of Position and Duties:
The Human Resources Division of the Village of Addison is accepting applications to fill one (1) vacancy in the at-will, F.L.S.A non-exempt, full-time position of Laboratory Technician 1 in the Public Works Department, Division of Water Pollution Control. Under general direction, performs work to provide the sampling and analysis necessary for determining the efficiency of the various processes of the wastewater treatment facilities, industrial discharges, and storm-water discharges. Occasionally on call 24 hours a day, weekends, holidays, and overtime in the necessary capacity to respond to sampling/analysis requirements and/or problems which may occur at departmental facilities. The Laboratory Technician 1 works 40 hours a week, 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. Work is of moderate difficulty and is reviewed for progress and conformance to established standards by the Laboratory & Technical Services Supervisor and/or his/her designee.

The primary responsibility of the Laboratory Technician 1 will involve, but not be limited to:

• Performs in all phases of job duties, i.e., conducting tests on various samples such as settleable solids, dissolved solids, D.O, T.S.S, B.O.D, C.O.D p.H, N.H3-N, volatile solids, CL2 residual and a variety of standard biochemical tests on required installations and adjacent streams to ensure conformance with U.S.E.P.A and I.E.P.A Rules and Regulations; performs normal inspections and calibrations of laboratory and field equipment;

• Performs duties in strict accordance with the Department/division SOP/safety manual and expected to report any hazards and observed infractions immediately to the supervisor; may serve on departmental safety committee;

• Must wear all required safety equipment (i.e., gloves, ear plugs, etc.) for the duty at hand according to department, equipment and regulatory specifications; report near miss accidents; comply with proper P.P.E. usage and follow required J.S.A’s; attend all required Village and department training; perform vehicle and work area evaluations (C.D.L Inspections) according to department specifications and as required on a daily basis; initiate training topics or issues as needed;

• Responsible for the precise, orderly data entry and filing of records, reports and analysis using forms, computer programs, spreadsheets and written reports and analysis forms;

• Maintains laboratory and testing materials and equipment, composite samplers, washes glassware, filters, etc.; keeps laboratory and allied equipment in clean orderly condition;

• Conducts fats, oils, and grease analysis through the soxhlet process as described in “Standard Methods”;

• Installs sampling devices, collects samples from manholes along the sewer system on a scheduled basis insuring proper sampling and chain of custody procedures, and then logs the samples into the lab for analysis; performs discharge flow measurement as required to assure compliance;

• Inspects facilities in the industrial sector to obtain baseline environmental information and performs inspections in an effort to determine if illegal substances are being discharged into the sewer system;

• Represents the Village views reference the Industrial Pretreatment Program; interacts with representatives from the industrial sector;

• Writes required reports that accurately documents sample collection, unusual flow, unusual conditions, or unusual waste discharge; maintains required records.

The Village reserves the right to temporarily re-assign employees in this position to other divisions. Employees temporarily re-assigned to another division will conduct their work under the job description for the position they are assigned to.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be an eligible candidate for this position:

• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Additional two (2) years of coursework with an emphasis in chemistry, microbiology, and/or physics at an accredited college or university, preferred.
• Minimum two (2) years of experience in an environmental laboratory preferred.
• Be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word and Excel).
• Possess a valid Illinois License CDL Class ‘D’ and/or Class ‘B’ or of the classification appropriate to the equipment to be operated free from incidence that may result in license revocation or suspension.
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, along with any expected/unexpected overtime that may be mandatory.
• Ability to pass a personal interview, physical and drug screen when applicable.
• Be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word and Excel) as well as capable of extensive data entry on desktop and mobile devices.


Physical Skills and Abilities Required:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to touch small objects; feel a surface for texture; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl at ground level, talk or hear on the phone or in person. Must be capable of turning, twisting, bending, and squatting for frequent but short, periods of time in order to reach for and then use equipment. Must possess, at a minimum, the physical strength, endurance, and agility to lift and transport, from a squatting position and from a manhole, a 24-hour composite sampler with a full two (2) gallon container enclosed approximately five (5) times per day. In addition, the employee is expected to climb ladders and stairs and move supplies and equipment (a full 24-hour composite sampler weights approximately 50 pounds).

Employee must be able to properly wear full and half mask respirators when the work task requires it.

The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public.

The annual wage rate for this position is $72,688 – $100,617. The Laboratory Technician 1 will receive a very competitive benefit package and work 40 hours per week, plus any required overtime.

Required test and screenings:
The candidate selection process consists of: a review of the candidate’s past work experience/skills and a personal interview. Successful candidates must successfully pass all required screenings and tests administered, when applicable, in order to be a candidate for this position. However, passing all required screenings/tests and completing a personal interview does not guarantee hire by the Village, as the ultimate decision to hire anyone is at the sole discretion of the Village of Addison.

Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall either in the Administration Department, Room 2100, or downloaded from the Village’s website at www.addisonadvantage.org. Applicants will be notified by letter of the test date for this position, where applicable. All completed applications must be directed to the Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, either via regular mail at 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101, emailed to voajobs@addison-il.org, or submitted personally to the Administration Department, Room 2100 of the Village Hall by no later than 5pm, October 13, 2023. Also, applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one (1) application per person, per testing cycle is accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Please refer to the Village of Addison website: www.Addisonadvantage.org, Division of Human Resources Section, to review a copy of the Village’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.

Applicants with disabilities, who need accommodations in order to complete any portions of the application/test, should contact the Human Resources Division at 630-693-7504.


To avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of favoritism or bias and to enhance supervision, security, and morale, the Village of Addison believes it advisable to prohibit the employment of relatives in a direct supervisory relationship or to prohibit having two (2) relatives employed in the same department/division. In addition, this policy bars the hiring or employment of an employee’s relatives in any position that would:

• Have the potential for creating an adverse impact on work performance; or

• Create either an actual conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest, such as the relative having an auditing or control relationship to the employee’s job.

“Relatives” (including blood/step/in-law/adopted/legal guardian) are defined as spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, child, uncle, aunt, grandparent, grandchild, or any individual with whom an employee has a close personal relationship, such as a domestic partner, co-habitant, or significant other. The same prohibitions apply to employees who marry, cohabitate, or become related by marriage. The provisions of this policy are not limited to personal or familial relationships amongst supervisors, managers, and subordinates. The policy also includes personal and/or familial relationships between individuals working as peers in any department when such relationship actually disrupts the operation of the department or the Village.

For more information, contact:

Donald Pinson

To apply for this job email your details to voajobs@addison-il.org