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Public Works – Maintenance Laborer

The Maintenance Laborer is a Union position within the Department of Public Works. A minimum 5 year experience with water and sewer operations is required. Backhoe and excavator experience a must. Compensation will be dependent on previous experience. The primary responsibilities of this position are the maintenance of Village right-of-way property, operation of light and heavy duty Village equipment, and maintenance of underground infrastructure.   The position of Maintenance Laborer has specific responsibilities for snow and ice removal, the repair of water distribution system, storm and sanitary sewer system maintenance, repairing of roadways and application of asphalt, tree maintenance, brush cleanup, sign maintenance, property maintenance, etc.  To perform these major duties, maintenance workers will be expected to maintain and clean their equipment, restock depleted inventories, work cooperatively with contractors, and continue their education and training as specified by the Director of Public Works or his designee.   The Maintenance Laborer has an advanced knowledge of municipal infrastructure and systems and can direct other employees in the field.   

The following requirements are normal for this Union position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Because it is in the best interest of the taxpayers to receive services at the lowest possible cost, other tasks as from time to time assigned shall be deemed to be included in this position description.

  1. Operates Village heavy and light duty snow and ice removal equipment.
  2. Removes debris related to weather in a timely manner and with caution.
  3. Readies equipment for removal efforts by assuring proper operation of plow and providing for adequate salt.
  4. Provides snow and ice removal efforts in residential and commercial areas.
  5. May require a twenty-four (24) hour “on-call” status for snow removal in accordance with Village policy and procedures.
  6. May be required to coordinate the activities of other employees and/or contractors.
  7. Repairs and maintains street markers and signage.
  8. Removes storm damage debris from right-of-way and parkway properties.
  9. Removes, repairs, and/or secure identified damage equipment
  10. Ability to perform all of the specified duties demonstrated by satisfactory performance on a work sample test.   
  11. Must be able complete the “Fit for Duty” test designed specifically for this position.
  12. The employee must be physically able to drive trucks, heavy equipment, and operate the technical equipment on these machines.
  13. Employee must possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Illinois Driver’s License with an airbrakes endorsement.
  14. Employee must demonstrate mechanical aptitude as determined by supervisory personnel.
  15. Employee must be able to read, write, and have the ability to learn technical knowledge regarding special equipment and machinery operated by the Village.
  16. Must have the physical health and ability to work in all kinds of weather conditions.
  17. Must have the physical ability to function effectively in varied terrain, i.e., hilly, unpaved, in trenches, etc.
  18. Must have the ability and aptitude for working alone without supervision and for completing tasks and duties as assigned.
  19. Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  20. All employees are expected to practice safe work habits at all times.  Please refer to the employee safety manual and the department safety policies for more in-depth descriptions of safety guidelines.


Village of Westchester

Attn:  Paul Nosek, Village Manager

10300 W Roosevelt Road

Westchester, IL  60154

Applications may be submitted electronically to pnosek@westchester-il.org  

 The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.