Updated August 23, 2017

Agency Position Date
Village of Lakewood, IL Maintenance I and Utilities Operator II Full Time Positions
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  • The Village of Lakewood, IL is recruiting for two full-time positions within the Public Works Department

    Maintenance I
    This position performs a variety of semi-skilled public works construction and maintenance duties, which may require the operation of maintenance equipment. In addition duties included a variety of semi- skilled work in maintenance, repair and will develop technical and functional skills as related to operation and maintenance of the water and sewer system. This position reports to the Water & Sewer Superintendent and the Public Works Foreman. Starting salary $34,350.00 DOQ.

    Utilities Operator II
    This position performs a variety of skilled work, some technical, in the monitoring, operations and maintenance of the potable water treatment and distribution as well as sanitary sewer treatment and collection systems. May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned departmental employees. This position reports to the Water & Sewer Superintendent or designee. Qualified applicants shall have 5 years increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of Water systems or wastewater, should posses or have the ability to receive certification as a Class C water or Class 3 Wastewater treatment operator within one year of hire. Starting salary $41,414.00 DOQ.

    Qualified applicants will have a High School Diploma or GED and possess and maintain a valid IL CDL, Class B with air brake endorsement, and good driving record.

    Applications are being taken until positions are filled. To apply, visit our website ( for an online application and full job descriptions. Resume and application should be sent to

    The Village of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Past Posts

Agency Position Date
Village of Round Lake Beach Department of Public Works, IL Public Works Water Operator
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  • The Village of Round Lake Beach Department of Public Works is accepting applications for Water Operator. This is a union position requiring a minimum of a high school diploma and some post high school course work. Candidates must possess an Illinois Class B CDL or a permit with the ability to obtain a CDL within one month of hire.

    Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a water operator or collection system operator; along with a current IEPA Class C Operators License and preferably a current Class 4 Wastewater Certificate. Candidates not possessing a current IEPA Class C Operators License and/or a current Class 4 Wastewater Certification may be considered so long as they possess experience as a municipal water operator or collection systems operator, have the educational equivalent at the time of hire of a Class C Water Operators License and/or Class 4 Wastewater certification and must be able to obtain their Class C Operators License within six months. Starting rate of pay is 23.33 per hour. Equitable benefit package, full time position with potential for overtime. Must be able to pass a DOT pre-employment, drug and alcohol test. Oral and written exams will be part of the interviewing process.

    Resumes can be submitted to:
    Human Resources
Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency, IL Maintenance Mechanic II
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  • The Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA) is seeking qualified applicants for a Maintenance Technician/Mechanic II position in its 50 MGD surface water treatment plant. Previous maintenance experience is required.

    CLCJAWA is a state of the art surface water treatment facility supplying potable water to a population of over 207,000, in Lake County Illinois. CLCJAWA utilizes ozone, biologically active carbon filtration and ultraviolet light disinfection in its water treatment process. CLCJAWA participates in the Partnership for Safe Water program and has received the Water Treatment Excellence award for several consecutive years. For more about CLCJAWA visit our website at

  • Department:Maintenance

    Work Location:Lake Bluff, IL

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

    Pay Grade: 13

    Pay Range:$61,379 - $78,295

    Shift: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. Position is eligible for overtime and on-call duty.

    Pension: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

    Position Summary

    To insure reliability, this position requires skilled work in the maintenance, inspection, diagnosis and repair of motors, pumps, blowers, piping, feeders, mixers, related water treatment equipment and facilities. Work is performed according to a regular, recurring schedule, with special assignments received from the Maintenance Supervisor. Supervision is exercised over lower-level maintenance employees. Assigned facilities are inspected periodically by superiors to assure adherence to prescribed standards and for proper operational condition. Performance is measured through observation and review of performance metrics.

    Job Specific Duties

    This position will be involved in all facets of water plant maintenance at CLCJAWA under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.

    Conducts regular inspections and preventive maintenance of plant equipment such as piping, valves, pumps, motors, motor starters, electrical power distribution equipment, generators, chemical feed equipment, tanks, mixers, HVAC equipment (boilers, air conditioners, air handlers and dehumidifiers) and building facilities as directed.

    Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical equipment such as compressors, pumps, piping, valves, mixers, chemical feed equipment, tanks, engines, and HVAC equipment (boilers, air conditioners, air handlers and dehumidifiers).

    Troubleshoots and repairs electrical equipment such as motors, motor starters, relays, power panels, motor control centers, switchgear, feeder breakers, transformers, and PLC's.

    Utilizes a computer maintenance management system to maintain maintenance records, order parts and to maintain time cards.

    Job Specific Competency Requirements

    Operation and maintenance knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment utilized in water treatment facilities.

    Strong electrical background, welding and machining experience.

    Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment engineering drawings, schematics, operation / maintenance manuals, sight, sound and prior knowledge or experience.

    Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform relatively heavy manual labor. Includes moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry heavy objects; regular walking, bending, crouching, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and standing.

    Ability to work in CLCJAWA’s facilities located throughout Lake County and in confined spaces, excavations and elevated surfaces.

    Ability to pass routine respiratory tests as required for the position and ability to meet requirements under the CLCJAWA Respiratory Protection Program.

    Must possess a valid driver's license at all times and have the ability to obtain a class B CDL license at minimum.

    The ideal candidate will possess a maintenance related degree or certificate. Graduation from high school (or education equivalency certificate) supplemented by at least 3 years of technical training and/or experience a minimum.

    General Requirements

    Knowledge of the occupational hazards and required safety precautions of the work and a willingness to follow those precautions, including familiarity with confined space entry, lockout / tagout, chemical safety, etc.

    Skill and ability to use the tools and equipment required by the work.

    Ability to wear personal protective equipment required for the job.

    Excellent writing and oral communications skills.

    Skill in the use of personal computers including keyboard proficiency, the basic use of spreadsheets and document programs and the ability and desire to continually gain new computer skills and learn new software programs.

    Seeks and participates in ongoing training and continuing education programs.

    Ability to work overtime and be on-call.

    Ability to work efficiently and independently.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with all staff, citizens, vendors, and customers.

    Ensure cleanliness of assigned areas and proper storage of equipment and supplies.

    Performance of all other related functions or additional duties as assigned.

  • Water Treatment Plant at Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    Job posting: Apply here
CITY OF DES PLAINES, IL Superintendent of Utility Services
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  • The City of Des Plaines is seeking qualified applicants for the open position of Superintendent of Utility Services.

  • The highlights of our city and the position are...

    • Anticipated pay range of $90,000-$108,000 DOQ
    • A progressive city culture with room for growth
    • Fantastic employee benefits
    • Metra train in Des Plaines for an easy commute!

    Please view our attached job announcement with a more in-depth description about this exciting opportunity. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about this job posting, please contact Kayla Hansen at or (847) 827-2079.

    Attachment: Superintendent of Utility Services - Job Announcement

  • City of Des Plaines
    1420 Miner Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
VILLAGE OF ISLAND LAKE, IL Water Department Distribution System Technician
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  • Position Summary:
    Under the direction of the Water Superintendent or his assigns, perform maintenance and repair functions on all water system production, storage and distribution components with a minimum amount of supervision. Identify and inform appropriate department personnel on maintenance or repair requirements and hazardous or unsafe working conditions. Attend training classes as directed. Assist public works personnel with the performance of emergency operations and perform other tasks and assignments as required.

  • Examples of Work:

    Conduct repair operations during water main breaks or to other emergency operations.

    Repair, test and maintain equipment at water treatment plant facilities and other location throughout the water system.

    Install water meters, resisters and read water meters.

    Handle chemical used in the supply of potable water.

    Assist in the performance of water main installation, testing and flushing activities.

    Maintain and inventory water distribution system parts and supplies. Report restock items to Superintendent of Water.

    Perform snow plowing, ice control and other emergency duties such as disaster services, storm sewer excavations, etc.

    Collect and record data and maintain records as required.

  • Qualifications:

    High school diploma or equivalent. Class “B” CDL Driver’s License, Three (3) years’ experience in water works operations. Ability to maintain or obtain an IEPA class “C” Water Operator Certificate. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions relevant to the operation of a public water supply, production and distribution system, maintenance and installation, and the regulations governing a public water supply. Must have a good health record and physical ability to carry out the foregoing in a satisfactory manner. Adherence to good professional standards.

  • Village of Island Lake
    3720 Greenleaf Ave
    Island Lake, IL 60042

    Phone: (847) 526-8764
VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK, IL Utilities Supervisor
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  • The Utility Division of the Public Works Department seeks a Utilities Supervisor to plan, direct and supervise the maintenance and operation of the Village-owned facilities for the pumping, treatment and storage of the potable water system, the operation of the waste water collection system and maintenance of the storm water collection system. The work involves the performance of duties of considerable difficulty, and is reviewed for progress and conformance to established standards by the Utility Operations Manager.

  • Other duties include planning, scheduling and distributing work assignments and work orders for customer service requests and water meter installations, repairs and replacements. Maintains compliance schedules for the monitoring of the water system in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Individual will also coordinate work with public utilities, building, engineering, meter reading and billing divisions and the fire and police departments as well as inspect and approve the work or contractors and complete other projects as assigned. Communicates Village policies to residents and customers.

  • Responsible for supervising all employees in the Utility Division. Plans, schedules and distributes daily work assignments. Works with other divisions, departments and agencies to provide job related training. Participates in employee hiring, evaluating, disciplining and maintaining confidential information. Is responsible for issuance of equipment and material necessary to perform division work.

  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent along with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a related Public Works environment. College level course work and/or degree in management, engineering or related field is strongly preferred as well as previous supervisory experience. This position also requires a valid Illinois Environmental Protection Agency water plant operator’s certification, minimum class C. Class “A” IEPA Water Plant Operator’s Certificate preferred. Class “A” CDL Illinois Driver’s license with air brake, trailer, and tanker endorsements is also needed.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., must be available for call-outs and duty week coverage.

  • Compensation & Benefits: Starting in the low $70,000 depending on qualifications. The Village of Orland Park offers a comprehensive employee benefits program which includes 3 PPO plan options and 1 HMO plan option offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, and Mass Mutual are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

  • Interested candidates may complete an application or send a resume with cover letter to Human Resources, Village of Orland Park, 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462, fax to 708-349-4859 or email to

  • Village of Orland Park
    Human Resources Division
    14700 Ravinia Avenue
    Orland Park, IL 60462
    Phone: (708) 403-6155
    Fax: (708) 349-4859

CITY OF MCHENRY, IL Public Works Superintendent – Street Division
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  • The City of McHenry, population 27,000, is a full-service municipality located along the Fox River in McHenry County. The City, dedicated to providing the citizens, businesses and visitors of McHenry with the highest quality programs and services in a customer-oriented, efficient and fiscally responsible manner is seeking an experienced Public Works Street Superintendent.

  • Municipal services are provided through the following departments: Public Works (Streets, Water, Utility, Wastewater and Fleet Maintenance Divisions), Parks and Recreation, Community and Economic Development, Finance, and a CALEA accredited Police Department.

  • This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the maintenance of the City’s right of way, infrastructure, and City owned property and vehicles. The Superintendent supervises 17 union Street Division and Fleet Maintenance employees. In addition this position is responsible for the Street Division annual budget, Capital Improvement Program and special projects.

  • Qualifications
  • • Seven years experience in Public Works operations including streets, curbs, sidewalks, landscaping, storm sewers, drainage, mowing, sweeping, clean-up, creek cleaning, tree removal, snow removal, regulatory and informational signs, traffic signals, street lighting, and street striping.
  • • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management; Bachelors degree preferred.
  • • Five years experience supervising and leading people
  • • Five years of successful project management
  • • Experience maintaining multi-million dollar budgets
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • • Proficient in MS Office and GIS
  • • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary and ability to be onsite within 45 minutes of an emergency.
  • • Ability to perform the physical functions of this position including lifting, pulling, pushing up to 50lbs.
  • • Knowledge of materials, supplies, and equipment used in public works and fleet management.

  • Application Process
    Applicant packet must include:
  • • Resume
  • • Cover letter with salary history
  • • Minimum of three professional references
  • • List of three successful projects you have worked on including, size, scope, and your role and contributions to the project.

  • Electronic submissions only to

  • Closing Date: Wednesday October 7, 2015
    The City of McHenry is an equal opportunity employer
CITY OF MCHENRY, IL FILLED 9-18-2015 Temporary Public Works Utility Division Maintenance Worker
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  • The City of McHenry has a temporary full time position for maintenance worker in our Public Works Department, Utility Division. This temporary position will work full time hours. Applicant must have a valid Illinois class A CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements. Applicant must pass a background check and physical exam include drug/alcohol testing.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand and talk or hear; use hands and finger to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and kneel, crouch, crawl, and bend. The employee must daily lift and/or move up to and more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee often works in outside weather conditions including rain, snow, smoke, noise, odors, toxic agents, extreme heat and cold, wind, bright sun and other elements of nature.

  • 1. May perform maintenance on the following items or assist more skilled personnel in the repair, maintenance, and or installation of valves, hydrants, water service lines, water mains.
    2. May perform building, and site maintenance tasks such as, painting, mowing, and cleaning.
    3. Drives dump truck, and may operate other construction equipment as necessary to complete assigned tasks.
    4. Receives assignments; ensures materials, tools, and equipment are delivered to work sites; organize tools, maintain tools in proper working order, ensures work is performed in accordance with safety regulations.
    5. Operates sanitary sewer hand, mechanical and engine operated equipment to clean and maintain sanitary sewer collection system.
    6. Operates snow plowing, and ice control equipment, including heavy duty trucks equipped with snow plows, and material spreaders.
    7. Operate GPS equipment for the purpose of utility mapping.
    8. Assist other City departments and personnel as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works or his designee.
    9. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

  • Required experience:

  • CDL: 1 Year

  • Please visit for a job application. All job applications and resumes must be submitted electronically to
VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD, IL Public Works Water/Wastewater Operator 3-20-2014

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