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Maintenance Worker


Job Description

Ela Township Highway Department is seeking a full-time employee to perform general public works tasks. Tasks are but not limited to, snowplowing, mowing, building maintenance, hand labor, driving CDL trucks and other equipment, tree trimming, landscaping experience, storm sewer maintenance and repair. This position requires the employee to work outside in all types of weather conditions. Safety is the most important responsibility. This position works Monday through Thursday from 6:30am until 3:30pm and Friday 6:30am until 12:30pm. The hours of work will vary during the months of November through April for snow and ice control which is a 24-hour operation. This position is also on call 24-7 365 days a year.

Required Skills

This candidate will possess the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks each day. The ability to operate vehicles and equipment safely and efficiently; ability to operate snow plow trucks with plows and salt spreaders; ability to trim and remove trees; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety standards. Candidate should be reliable and show up on time every day. Candidate must be able to regularly lift and/or carry objects weighing 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Required Experience

Additional requirements include possession of a valid IL class A CDL with a tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain a Class A CDL within 6 months of date of hire. Candidate must have a satisfactory driving record. Requires a high school diploma, GED and formal training, special courses or self-education or specialized advanced training in automotive mechanics. Requires at least 1 year experience in an equivalent work experience.

ANY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONED ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN AND A BACKGROUND SCREENING.

Ela Township offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including vacation and sick days, health, dental and vision insurance, also participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Ela Township is committed to being an employer of choice.

Salary:  $22.00-$25.50 Hr. Based on experience Hourly US Dollar (USD)

Applications will be accepted: Until Filled

To apply for this job email your details to highway@elatownship.org

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