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Village of Winnteka, Maintenance Worker

The Maintenance Worker is an entry level position that performs a variety of manual, semi-skilled carpentry, plumbing, masonry, concrete finishing, equipment operation, landscape and building maintenance, street paving, pavement patching, snow and ice control, sewer line and basin cleaning and repair, and related activities.  The Maintenance Worker will operate a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of water, sewer, street, and storm drainage facilities and systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate trucks and construction equipment of various sizes and weights, including trucks, trailers, snow plow, backhoe, pay loader, tractor, leaf machine, jetter/inductor truck, chainsaw, computers, cameras, and various motorized or energized equipment, attachments, and hand operated tools.
  • Perform parkway/roadside maintenance which includes the removal of stump cuttings; backfilling, repairing and seeding disturbed parkway areas; leaf collection; removal, replacement and repair of sidewalks; brush and bush trimming; and mowing of roadside vegetation.
  • Perform pavement maintenance and repair, such as saw cutting; pavement breaking, removal, and disposal; placing, finishing, and using concrete; milling/grinding bituminous pavement; laying, luting, raking, and compacting bituminous mixtures; and pothole patching.
  • Hand-dig and backfill trenches; install, inspect, maintain and repair sanitary sewers, storm sewers, catch basins, manholes, vaults, pressure regulators, gate valves, other control devices, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Locate and determine cause of sewer leaks and backups; cut, thread, and install pipes.
  • Demolish or trim vaults and manholes; install and build wooden forms, sheeting, shoring, and bracing for excavation.
  • Patch cracks in underground vaults and manholes; brush or spray walls with waterproof compounds.
  • Perform snow and ice control operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Six (6) months experience in construction, maintenance or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Knowledge of general public works labor activities, proper and safe construction, maintenance and repair methods, and safe driving skills.
  • Ability to read maps, blueprints, and take accurate measurements.
  • Possess or obtain valid Illinois CDL Class A or B license.

The weekly work schedule is normally 40 hours in duration, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., but may be altered or extended in the event of emergency, personnel shortage or workload.  Work is required on some Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Duties are performed independently and as a team member.

Position has “on-call responsibilities” be required to work nights, early mornings, weekends, and/or holidays on short notice.
Work activities may be conducted in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day, in precarious or confined surroundings and in close proximity to vehicular traffic.

Starting Pay:  $65,047 annual

Position Open Until Filled 

Application must be submitted online at

For questions and assistance, contact Ann Eriksson, HR Manager, at


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