Apprentice Field Maintenance Mechanic

Apprentice Field Maintenance Mechanic

Nature of Work

Inspects, repairs, cleans and maintains the sanitary sewer collection system, including lift stations, bar screens and CSO facility.  Reports to the Field Maintenance Foreman or Supervisor.  This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position.

Examples of Duties

Operates construction equipment for repairing sewers and manholes.  Makes repairs to broken sewer lines and manholes using masonry and grouting methods; performs cleaning of manholes, chambers, bar screens and sewers using high velocity jet flushing and manual methods; hauls bulk materials such as gravel, sand, excavated spoil, grit & sludge using dump trucks; performs regular maintenance & repairs to lift station & CSO buildings.  Requires work on a rotating 24-hour emergency call-out for sanitary sewer, lift station or CSO facility operation or problems (One week out of six week period minimum).

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.


Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or vocational school and five years experience in general maintenance work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to exhibit the understanding and ability to enter & exit a confined space unassisted following all safety requirements as set forth by the Illinois Department of Labor.  Upon entry with proper safety equipment in place, must be able to perform regular maintenance & cleaning of bar screens, manholes, structures, valves or siphons.

CDL A license preferred, but not required.

Must acquire proper license & endorsement from the State of Illinois Secretary of State to legally operate the District’s jetter truck, semi-truck and trailer before the expiration of six months in position.  Willing to receive training & demonstrate proper skills to safely operate mounted jet flushing unit on truck within the same six month period.

Working conditions

Must be able to perform moderate to heavy labor which may regularly include lifting of objects weighing in excess of eighty pounds (80 lbs.) and work outdoors in all weather conditions.  Must also possess and exhibit good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work both in a team and independently.

Salary and Benefits

Starting pay is $19.56 /hr plus benefits. This is a non-exempt, hourly wage position.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the Employment Application below.

Employment application
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Once you have completed the application, you may return it to us using any one of these methods.  Please include any cover letter or resume you may have.



Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Attn: Patrick J. Divine, Human Resources Coordinator
682 State Route 31
Oswego, IL 60543

The deadline for accepting applications is September 17, 2019


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