Village of Wilmette

Local Government

The Village of Wilmette is seeking a reliable, self-starter and team orientated individual to work in the Engineering and Public Works Department as a full-time Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker I. The individual will report to the Water/Sewer Superintendent and work closely with crew leaders and other employees in the division and department.

Wilmette is a beautiful, historic community located 16 miles north of downtown Chicago with convenient access to the Metra train station (Union Pacific North Line) as well as the CTA Purple Line. The community has approximately 28,000 residents and total area of 5.4 square miles.

General Responsibilities
This semi-skilled position performs a variety of duties primarily focused on the operation and maintenance of the water distribution and sewer collection system. In particular, the person in this position performs manual work with public works construction and maintenance activities dealing with water mains, water valves, hydrant or sewer repairs, snow plowing, emergency response, and maintenance work on streets. Work involves tasks requiring the use of hand tools and light to heavy equipment used in general maintenance and repair activities. This position requires availability for emergency response (overtime) outside of normal working hours, participation in the On-Call Specialist Program, snow plowing operations, water main breaks, and other related tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of experience with operating heavy-duty vehicles and equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Work is often performed under difficult conditions, including extreme weather and confined spaces. The successful candidate must be able to lift to 40 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds on an infrequent basis. Sufficient strength and agility are required to perform manual tasks for prolonged periods. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL, Class B) with air brakes and tanker endorsements is preferred or must be able to obtain a CDL and endorsements within six months of employment.

Compensation and Benefits
The annual salary range is $60,251 to $79,950 with a starting salary DOQ. The Village offers an excellent benefits package that includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program (457 plan), and paid time off; a summary of compensation and benefits can be found on the Village’s Employment Opportunities and Benefits webpage.

Selection Process
The successful candidate will undergo a pre-employment physical examination that includes a back evaluation, drug and alcohol screening, audio and vision tests, background investigation, and a driver’s license records check with the Secretary of State’s Office.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should complete an online employment application found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at and attach your resume and cover letter. Employment applications will be reviewed as they are received. Paper submissions will not be accepted. The position remains open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.

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