VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA SEEKS FULL-TIME WATER LABORER
The Village of North Aurora (population 17,441) is seeking candidates to fill the full-time position of Water Laborer. This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of the Village’s water production, storage and distribution system which consists of four (4) active deep water wells, two (2) water treatment facilities, two (2) active water storage towers and ninety-two (92) miles of water main. Position is required to respond to emergencies off-hours including assisting with snowplowing and other public works tasks when needed.
Primary duties of the position include the maintenance and repair of water mains, hydrants, valves, water meters, and meter-reading interface units. Position collects water meter reads for billings and assists with the turn on/off of water service as needed. Position assists with the repair of water main leaks, and the repair and maintenance of the water treatments facilities and water wells. Assists with snow plowing efforts during the winter and maintenance of the Village’s storm and sanitary sewer systems. Candidates in this physically demanding position must be prepared to work under difficult conditions including extreme weather and confined spaces. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, communication skills, attention to detail, develop positive working relationships with contractors, residents and village staff and be able to work well in a team environment.
Position requires a Class B-CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements or ability to obtain one within six (6) months. Applicants should also possess the ability to operate heavy-duty tools and equipment including a backhoe, loader, bucket truck and other similar equipment. Position also requires a Class C water operator’s certificate or ability to obtain one in a reasonable time period of approximately eighteen (18) months. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Three (3) years related work experience preferred.
The hourly rate for this position is $21.55 to $29.95 per hour and is eligible for overtime. The Village provides an excellent benefit package including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance, vacation leave, holidays, sick leave and other benefits. Position is part of the bargaining unit represented by Local 150. Successful candidates must reside within a twenty-five (25) mile radius of the Village. Selected finalists will be required to pass a pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screening.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume along with three references, or complete the Village’s employment application on the website at www.northaurora.org and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 9, 2017 no later than 4:30 p.m. Applications can also be mailed to Village of North Aurora, Human Resources, 25 East State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542.
The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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