Village of West Dundee

This position performs a variety of skilled work in the monitoring, operations and maintenance of the potable water and wastewater systems. Work involves performing a variety of skilled public works and maintenance duties assisting with the installation, maintenance, and repair or replacement of water meters, valves, hydrants, and other system components; monitoring and maintaining the Village’s water and wastewater pumping stations, and responding to citizen requests relative to the Village’s water service. This position may exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned division employees. This position reports to the Water Superintendent or designee.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Performs the daily inspection, testing, record keeping, repair and maintenance of wells, treatment facilities, water towers and lift stations.

• Performs and directs the collection, analyses and record keeping of a variety of data concerning water and sanitary sewer system operations, including but not limited to: pumping data, chemical feed rates and water samples. Reads master meters and gauges. Makes necessary changes based upon analysis of the data.

• Maintains appropriate inventory levels of chemical supplies for treatment facilities and testing reagents for routine sampling. Maintains appropriate inventory levels of equipment, parts and supplies for scheduled maintenance and emergency situations on treatment and storage facilities.

• Oversees construction, pressure testing and chlorinating of water main and storage facilities and maintains records of such activities.

• Performs the sampling and testing of water as required by the Environmental Protection Agency and ensures timely reporting to the same. Conducts collection of random and special water samples using prescribed procedures. Mails or hand-delivers samples to the appropriate testing facilities. Depending upon qualifications, incumbent may conduct a series of in-house process control tests on collected samples.

• Diagnoses problems, repairs, replaces and maintains equipment on wells, SCADA & control systems, treatment facilities, pump stations and lift stations.

• Performs airline testing of wells and maintains records of such activities.

• Checks elevated water storage tanks for proper operation of catholic protection systems.

• Maintains pumps; greases and tightens packing and maintains records of such.

• Utilizes and ensures proper safety precautions related to all work performed and adheres to division, departmental and Village safety procedures.

• Attends and participates in professional organization meetings.

• Responds to, investigates and resolves resident inquires and complaints including, but not limited to: requests for final meter readings, low water pressure, high water usage, water quality, and other water service problems.

• Prepares for and confronts emergency conditions as necessary to maintain efficient and effective Village services.

• Responds to after-hours callbacks. May be called out at any time of the day or night to respond to water system-related emergencies, or assist with snow removal as required. Participates in an equitable weekend duty rotation schedule.

• Performs inspections of Village-owned equipment, identifies work requirements, and performs preventative maintenance actions to correct deficiencies and extend the useful life of the equipment.

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

• Performs water distribution repairs, replacement, installation and maintenance of equipment including water main, valves, fire hydrants, service lines and buffalo boxes.

• Assists with installing, repairing, and maintaining water meters and remote accessory devices; maintains records of maintenance performed. Orders water meters, remote accessory devices, and repair parts as needed in accordance with Village purchasing policies; stores and maintains inventory records of these parts and equipment.

• Performs J.U.L.I.E. utility locating and maintains record of same for all Village owned utilities.

• Performs snow and ice control duties as required throughout the Village.

• Operates construction equipment and power tools such as dump truck, skid-steer, concrete saw, sewer rodder, and mower; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment.

• Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of streets, parkways, water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, and related facilities as required.

• Performs any other duties as directed by the Water Superintendent or designee.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

• Ability to analyze and categorize data and information using established criteria, to determine consequences and identify and select alternatives.

• Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

• Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information.

• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with other agency staff, co-workers, the general public and immediate supervisor. Ability to be responsive to the public in a courteous and diplomatic manner.

Mathematical Ability

• Ability to calculate percentages, fractions and decimals.
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

• Knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques commonly used in potable water system operations.

• Knowledge of applicable Environmental Protection Agency regulations and requirements.

• Ability to work independently and to complete daily assignments according to work schedule, needing little supervision.
Ability to develop and exercise safe work habits to prevent injuries to themselves, and/or their fellow workers, and conserve material resources.

Physical Requirements

• 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 use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate tools and equipment, as well as equipment controls reached with hands and arms.

• The employee must have the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements required in operation of construction equipment including backhoes, skid-steers, loaders, power saws, small and large trucks, and assorted tools commonly used in the maintenance of water and sanitary systems.

Environmental Adaptability

The employee must have the ability to operate and perform repair tasks for extended periods of time under adverse conditions. The employee must have the ability to perform work where environmental factors such as irate individuals, weather conditions, confined space entry and work in heights may cause discomfort. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions including rain, snow, extreme heat and cold, wind, bright sun and other elements of nature. The employee occasionally works near moving parts and high-speed highway traffic and may be exposed to wet, slippery surfaces and humid conditions. The employee must have the ability to work safely with a variety of hazardous and toxic materials.


High school diploma or equivalent with five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of potable water systems; or any combination of training and experience which provides equivalent knowledge, abilities and skills.

Must have possession of a valid Illinois Class “C” Water License at minimum and the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Class “B” Operator in Training status within one year of hire.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain an Illinois Collection System Operator Certification or greater Wastewater Certification within one year of hire.

Must possess or obtain an Illinois Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brake and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment.

This position is also subject to all Department of Transportation requirements for CDL licensing. This includes bi-annual medical examinations and random drug and alcohol testing.

The Village of West Dundee offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes contributions to medical, dental, vision and life insurance and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, as well as paid vacation, personal and holiday time.

The Village of West Dundee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact:

Eric Babcock

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