Maintenance Equipment Operator


Organization : Village of Glencoe
Job Category : Facilities
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Glencoe
Salary and Benefits : $54,036-$56,676


JOB ID 17-15

The Village is seeking a full-time Maintenance Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department. MEOs perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance work in the areas of forestry and grounds, streets, water distribution, sewers and facilities. MEOs operate a variety of equipment including wheel loaders, excavators, utility trucks, hydraulic lifts, common hand and power tools, self-contained breathing apparatuses and mobile radios.  MEOs must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. MEOs are included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Forestry and grounds keeping (tree planting, trimming and removal; landscaping)
  • Sanitary and storm sewer systems maintenance (installing, repairing, cleaning sewers; rebuilding and repairing manholes, catch basins and valve vaults; maintaining lift station facilities)
    • Water distribution system maintenance (repairing water mains, fire hydrants and valves, installing taps and repairing water services; installing, reading and maintaining water meters)
    • Street maintenance (patching, sidewalk repair, snow plowing and salting, street signage, street lighting)

Required qualifications include:

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Class A or B commercial driver’s license with air brakes endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
  • Constant lifting and/or moving up to 65 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Frequent walking and standing (sometimes on uneven surfaces), talking, listening and operating computer
  • Walking, grasping, lifting and carrying objects; reaching, operating hand controls and small tools, operating foot controls
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions, such as heat, cold, humidity, wind, rain, snow, dust
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibration and may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles of toxic or caustic chemicals; required to use appropriate safety equipment
  • Ability to work at varying ladder and aerial lift heights; excavations, trenches and confined spaces of varying depths
  • Ability to work long and unpredictable hours in times of emergency
  • Strong emphasis on workplace safety
Interpersonal and Communication
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Maintain strong working relationship coworkers
Functional Knowledge
  • Knowledge of equipment, methods and procedures used in general construction activities
  • Use of IT systems including radios, telephones, tablets, laptops and computers

SALARY:  The base salary range is $54,036 to $56,676 (plus the opportunity for additional merit-based pay), and the Village offers an excellent comprehensive fringe benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, IMRF pension and more.

TO APPLY:  Please e-mail application to and reference Job ID 17-15 MEO in the subject line of the e-mail. The position will remain open until filled, and first application review will take place on or around January 15, 2018. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114.  The Village of Glencoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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