Village of Plainfield

SUMMARY: To serve as the regular lead worker over a crew of Water Division workers involved in the installation, maintenance, repair work pertaining to water utilities and appurtenances. Supervises and assists with the most complex and skilled tasks associated with Lake Water facility operation, maintenance, repair and construction; operates equipment and tools as necessary. Receives direction from higher-level supervisory and management staff; exercises functional and technical supervision over lower level technical and maintenance staff.

Other duties may be assigned.

Leads, oversees, directs, participates in and review the work of staff responsible for performing troubleshooting, installation, maintenance and repair work related to the Village water system; verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods and compliance with applicable specifications; may be required to perform all other labor-intensive duties. Receives data and reports and directs changes in operations to ensure EPA compliance.

Receives work orders and allocates work to the appropriate staff in the area of work assigned; instructs staff on technical aspects of work and sufficient information for work to be accomplished efficiently and to appropriate specifications.

Ensures and arranges for employees to be trained on the appropriate equipment, machines and tools for the work assigned; supervises employees during the use of construction equipment and tools as necessary for the performance of installation, repair and maintenance of work assigned. Orders materials and supplies need for the completion of various types of work as required; verifies that safe work practices are being adhered to at all times; remains available for emergency call-out work as required; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Assists in snow removal as required.

Operate construction, excavation, hauling, maintenance equipment including backhoes, front-end loaders to excavate location for watermain repairs and related items.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience – High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills – Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Experience working with SCADA system and programming.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Must have a minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience performing field Class maintenance duties within assigned area of responsibility; must possess a current Class “C” Water Operator license as issued by the IEPA; must possess and maintain a Class “B” CDL license Illinois State driver’s license; must be able to obtain any appropriate license or certificates as required by regulatory agencies.

Other Skills and Abilities – Must be able to work independently and perform under difficult situations; must have knowledge for estimating manpower, material and equipment needs to complete the work as assigned or as arises; must be able to keep accurate records; apply good judgment and knowledge under unfavorable situations. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check. May be required to assist other divisions in emergencies such as snow removal.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Starting annual salary range for this full-time, non-exempt position is $71,272-$100,605 depending on qualifications. The Village also offers a full range of benefits to full-time employees.

Email your application and resume along with a cover letter to
Hard copies may be dropped off or mailed to:
Village Hall
24401 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544.

For more information, contact:

Mary Harris

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