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Laborer Job opening - Waukegan state Illinois  ( Job openings )

Laborer Job opening - Waukegan state Illinois ( Job openings )

Waukegan , state Illinois ( By Press Release office)
2022-01-24T00:00 - 2022-02-23T00:00 | 39 | 2
   Water Plant 
    Local 150 
    The position involves regular and irregular shift work and shift rotations necessary to provide services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks’ year (weekends and holidays included). Work shifts are normally 8 hours in duration, but may be extended in the event of emergency, disaster, manpower shortage, workload, or work-in-progress.
   The Laborer operates and maintains chemical feeders and rapid sand filters to ensure proper treatment of the City’s water supply.
   Works under the Water Plant Supervisor. 
   The following essential job duties are listed in order of importance, with the most important duty listed first:
   Operates eleven (11) chemical feeders. Regulates and adjusts feeders based upon sight, smell, hearing and the results of self-performed laboratory tests to provide the proper amounts of chemicals at various water processing stages.  
   Operates and maintains fourteen (14) rapid sand filters within guidelines for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.  Monitors water level during purification process.  
   Performs cleaning and light maintenance on pertinent equipment such as chemical feed lines and filters.  Cleans and maintains assigned area of responsibility.  
   Answers and directs telephone calls from the general public.
   Please take notice that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
   The incumbent must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities in order to successfully perform the essential job duties. 
   Ability to read instruments, gauges and meters, interpret and accurately record all results.
   Ability to understand complex instructions and to perform multiple complex operations on a regular basis.
   Visually inspect and determine all stages of the purification process are functioning properly and react accordingly.
   Ability to make process modification based on sensory (visual, auditory, smell, etc.) and analytical data provided.  Includes the ability to properly sample the process water at various stages of treatment, perform the lab test, interpret the sample results and make the proper process changes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.  Includes raw and tap water odor, filter tap turbidity and chlorine residual.
   Operate and maintain filters as directed, maintaining operating guidelines for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.  Includes putting filters into and taking filters out of service, backwash and cleaning. 
   Operate chemical feeders including regulating and adjusting feeders for proper amount of chemicals at various processing stages for maximum efficiency of the water purification and filtration process.
   Perform cleaning and light maintenance on pertinent equipment. Responsible and accountable for cleaning and maintaining assigned area.
   Ability to accurately interpret and record instrument gauge and meter readings.
   Ability to adjust to and comply with daily operating changes as required by management.
   Ability and willingness to work varying shifts and weekends.
   Ability and willingness to work a schedule that varies according to work load, emergency calls and weather conditions that require overtime work.
   Ability to assist in determining necessary tasks to meet established goals.
   Ability to perform strenuous tasks.
   Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
   Ability to learn quickly and perform duties with minimal supervision.
   Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and the general public.
   Skill and ability to operate required tools and equipment.
   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job duties.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
   Regularly (>80% of day) stands, walks, climbs stairs, talks, hears, smells, uses hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, reaches with hands and arms, uses close, distance and color vision and adjusts eye focus.
   Occasionally (20-49% of day) pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, crouches, tastes and lifts/moves over 20 pounds.
   Rarely (<20% of day) sits and uses peripheral vision.
   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job duties.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
   Regularly (>80% of day) works in a climate controlled building, works near moving mechanical parts, works around toxic chemicals, works under deadlines and experiences loud noise levels.
   Frequently (50-80% of day) works alone and works under minimal supervision.
   Occasionally (20-49% of day) works in high places, works around offensive odors, works around fumes or airborne particles, works with the public, works under close supervision and experiences quiet noise levels.
   Rarely (<20% of day) works in indoor wet, humid or cold conditions, works in dirty and dusty conditions and works around others.
   High School diploma or the equivalent.
   At least 18 years of age.
   Pass a physical and drug test.
   Able to work in a team environment.
   Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
   Must be able to work rotating days off and shift work.
   Must be able to work overtime when required.
   Must have minimum Illinois EPA Class C water certification within two (2) years of hire.
   Ability to obtain State of Illinois Class “A” Public Water Supply Operator certification within three (3) years of employment.
   Must attend yearly training for re-certification.
   Must be computer literate and comfortable manipulating computer controls.
   Starting salary is $45, 158 per year. If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to on or before Monday, February 7, 2022.  Please indicate
    Laborer-Water Plant
    in the subject line. 
   The City of Waukegan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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