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Maintenance and Utility Worker – Full-Time

Posted: 06/06/2021

Maintenance and Utility Worker – Full-Time

The Village of Cary, IL (18,271), a northwest suburb of Chicago, is seeking to fill a full-time Maintenance and
Utility Worker position within the Public Works Department at our award-winning wastewater treatment plant.
The position performs technical and physical work in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the
Village’s utility operations, with a particular focus on a variety of systems associated with the Village’s
wastewater treatment plant. Cross-training opportunities are also available maintaining the drinking water
production/treatment/storage/distribution infrastructure, sewage lift stations, and sewer collection system.
Both experienced Utility Operators with current IEPA certifications and entry-level candidates without
experience in wastewater treatment will be considered.
The base salary range for this position is $42,650.38 - $78,185.05, depending upon the candidate’s experience
and certifications. This is a full-time, non-exempt (overtime eligible) position. The Village of Cary offers
excellent benefits including a generous performance stipend program (up to $6,000 per year), training and
certification opportunities, health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance,
vacation/sick/personal leave and IMRF pension.
Essential Functions:
 Assists in the maintenance, installation, service, routine operation and repair of the mechanical,
electrical, chemical, and biological wastewater treatment equipment and systems associated with the
Village’s wastewater treatment plant, sewer lift stations, sludge drying beds, and the sanitary sewer
collection system.
 Assists in routine laboratory testing as part of the village’s regulatory programs.
 Assists in the response to emergency situations such as the repair of treatment plant equipment, pumps,
motors, and sewer mains.
 Performs snow plowing and ice control functions.
 Implementation of various public works programs.
 Assists with water main break repairs, hydrant flushing, and water meter reading.
 Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or
needed repairs to supervisor.
 Performs related work and other duties as assigned or required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to operate heavy equipment and
tools, assess problems and perform basic calculations. This is a non-supervisory position with opportunities for
advancement.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A Water Quality Control Operations Program Certificate
(SIUE short program or equivalent) is a plus. Certification as an IEPA Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Operator (Class D or higher) or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Class 4 or higher) is highly desirable,
but not required.
Candidates must obtain their Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of

employment. Candidates should possess the ability to solve problems comprehensively and perform in a fast-
paced environment working both independently and as part of a team.

Hiring Process (anticipated – subject to change)
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and Village of Cary job application to
hr@caryillinois.com. Hard copies or faxed resumes will not be accepted. First review of applications will begin
on June 21, 2021, with the position remaining open until filled.
The selected finalist will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check,
reference check and post offer physical with drug screening. For more information about the Village of Cary,
please visit our website at www.caryillinois.com.
The Village of Cary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at (847)639-0003.

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