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Village of Winnetka, Maintenance Worker

The Water & Electric Maintenance Worker works in a wide variety of capacities, such as, but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, masonry, concrete finishing, equipment operation, landscape restoration, to provide advice to and/or otherwise assist with the installation, expansion, relocation, repair, and maintenance of the water distribution system, facilities, auxiliary equipment, and related activities.  When required, the individual will also assist in the repair and maintenance of the electric distribution system.


Essential Functions:

  • Install, inspect, clean, maintain, disassemble, repair, adjust, and replace water mains, water services, fire hydrants, pressure regulators, gate valves, and other water distribution control devices to regulate water pressure and flow in connection with water mains and services, shutoffs, tests, and emergency situations.
  • Locate and determine cause of water leaks and adjust water distribution control devices to regulate water pressure and flow in connection with water mains and service line leaks, shutoffs, tests, and emergency situations.
  • Maneuver pipe sections, valves, and fittings into position; align, cut, thread, connect, and seal same together.
  • Hand dig and backfill trenches.
  • Demolish or trim vaults and manholes, install, and build wooden forms, sheeting, shoring, and bracing for excavation.
  • Mix, pour, and/or finish concrete; patch cracks in underground vaults and manholes.
  • Perform underground locates for water and electric facilities.
  • Installs electric and water meters and wiring remote touchpads.
  • Trim trees and brush prior to new construction or repair activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • 2-3 years minimum work experience on water distribution systems or construction experience.
  • Possess or obtain valid Environmental Protection Agency, State of Illinois, Public Water Supply Operator Certificate of Competency, Class “D” certificate within 24 months of hire.
  • Possess or obtain valid Illinois CDL Class A license.



Shifts are typically 8 hours in duration (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), 40 hours weekly, but may be extended or altered in the event of emergency, personnel shortage, workload, and/or work in progress. Position has “on-call responsibilities” be required to work nights, early mornings, weekends, and/or holidays on short notice. Work is sometimes required under adverse or unusual conditions such as, but not limited to, cold, hot, wet, dark, dusty, noisy, and cramped surroundings. Work is frequently required in close proximity to vehicular traffic and in underground areas near energized electric power.


Due to the “on-call” nature of the position, successful candidate will be expected to reside within 60 minutes in proximity to the Village of Winnetka within 90 days of employment.


Position Range:  $62,881 – $88,432 annual


Position is open until filled. 


Applications must be completed online at


For questions or assistance, please contact Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Manager, at (847) 716-3546 or


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