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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Facilities – Professionals/Technicians

Title: Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker

Posting No.: 1739

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Public Works

Hours: Full-Time: 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., depending on assignment to include 24-hour rotation, on-call, call out, and overtime as required

Salary: Based Upon Union Contract

This position is located 17W440 North Frontage Road, Darien, Illinois 60561.

Responsibilities include:
•    Maintains, installs, troubleshoots, rebuilds, repairs and replaces various Public Works Facilities equipment (e.g. softeners, plumbing fixtures, actuators, gates, small motors, pumps, piping, etc.)
•    Follows department purchasing procedures for ordering parts and material requests
•    Provides and maintains water or sewer services to the public
•    Flushes, televises, repairs, and performs general maintenance of county owned sewer systems
•    Repairs water mains and lift stations and responds to emergency flood control operations, water main breaks, sewer back-ups, lift station problems and hydrant leaks
•    Installs and makes repairs to piping and equipment inside water/wastewater treatment management facilities
•    Flushes fire hydrants
•    Evaluates and quotes jobs to insure quality and cost effectiveness
•    Operates heavy equipment (e.g. dump trucks, skid loaders, front end loaders, tankers, etc.)
•    Performs and supervises summer help on valve turning and at hydrant locations and mowing and property maintenance

Physical requirements and work environment:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and/or arms to operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
•    The work environment for this position regularly includes working near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places, in outside weather conditions, and with fumes or airborne particles

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    High School Diploma or GED equivalent
•    Three (3) years of specialized experience in preventative maintenance, wastewater and water collection distribution systems and emergency operations, equipment maintenance
•    One (1) year of lead worker responsibilities
•    Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License

The preferred candidate will have experience with the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment associated with the water and wastewater industry.  

This position is included in the Bargaining Unit of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150.

The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement within ninety (90) days of employment.

A post offer physical is required.
A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer