Village of Gurnee

The Village of Gurnee is seeking a career-minded individual to fill the position of Maintenance Worker I in the Utility Division of Public Works. The Maintenance Worker I position works under the supervision of Maintenance Worker II’s and Lead Maintenance Workers as they build the knowledge and skills necessary for advancement.

General Duties include all aspects of maintenance and repair of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems such as:

–       Fire hydrant flushing, repairs, and replacements

–       Water main valve exercising, repairs, and replacements

–       Water main break and service line leak repairs

–       JULIE utility locates

–       Pump maintenance and repairs

–       Meter reading, repairs, and replacements

–       Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting

–       Trench and confined space work

–       Operation of specialized tools, machinery, and equipment

–       Snow and ice control operations

Schedule:  Regular work hours generally 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; additional work hours required including overtime, rotational on-call status, and 24-hour emergency call out on nights, weekends, holidays, and snow events with a 45-minute response time.

Minimum / Desirable Qualifications:

Valid Class B CDL with air brake endorsement required.  Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement preferred; must upgrade to Class A and obtain required endorsements within one (1) year of hire as a condition of employment.

Education and experience equivalent to a high school education level. Additional formal technical training and/or certifications directly related to this position desirable.

1 to 3+ years’ experience performing construction, infrastructure maintenance, pipe repairs, heavy equipment operation (backhoes, endloaders, vactor, etc.), troubleshooting motors, pumps, etc. or work of a comparable nature.  Previous municipal public works experience preferred.

Strong technology and computer skills, and ability to learn multiple software systems.

Certifications related to the field including equipment and/or safety certifications.

Other combinations of education and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.

The ideal candidate will possess the above qualifications and exhibit a desire for advancement and personal growth in the total water industry.

Pay / Benefits:  $26.80 / hour ($55,754 annual).  Full time position; Village paid Local 150 union health / dental insurance; paid time off; IMRF retirement pension; clothing allowance.

Selection Process:

Completion of online application no later than June 19th, 2024.  Candidates with background / skills / experience most closely matching the requirements of this position may be contacted to continue in the screening process.  Offers of employment are conditioned on successful completion of a background check, medical examination, drug screen, and other applicable requirements at the time of offer.


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