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Electritician – Public Works Department – Division of Electrical & Forestry

Summary of Position and Duties
The Human Resources Division of the Village of Addison is accepting applications for an opening in the at-will, FLSA non-exempt, full-time position of Electrician in the Public Works Department, Division of Electrical and Forestry. The position works 40 hours per week (plus any assigned mandatory overtime), 7:00am – 3:30pm daily. Under general direction, this person is in charge of maintaining electrical service on Village property and facilities. The person in this position works on electrical projects as needed throughout the Village such as street light construction, repair and maintenance, indoor and outdoor building/public facilities wiring for electrical service, etc. This person may also have to handle problems or complications in electrical service that may arise within Village buildings or utilities. The person in this position may be required to work weekends in the necessary capacity to complete required tasks. Occasionally on 24 hour call for any problems, which may occur. Work is of considerable difficulty and is reviewed for progress towards established goals and objectives by the Electrical and Forestry Foreman or his designee. The primary responsibility of the Electrician will involve, but not be limited to the following:

  • Requires the ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to safely and properly operate a variety of equipment such as lifts, bucket trucks, tractors, forklift and other equipment involved in the operations of the Electrical and Forestry Division.
  • Perform maintenance and/or construction on street lighting systems.
  • Performs duties related to construction and maintenance on industrial wiring systems and their various electrical components.  
  • Troubleshoots any problems or complications in electrical service to Village Buildings, facilities and equipment.
  • Specialize in repair of electrical components or process equipment at the Wastewater Facility.  This equipment includes 480 volt electrical systems, such as breakers, starters, relays and wiring - this type also pertains to remote pumping stations.
  • Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit and electrical apparatus.
  • Requires an understanding of current electrical codes, NFPA-70E standards, associated with Arc Flash and safety precautions.
  • Requires the ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to safely and properly operate trucks, tools, and equipment involved in department operations and perform said duties in strict accordance with the Department/division SOP/safety manual; may serve on departmental safety committee.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, blowers, valves, gears, and related items; Performs duties related to construction and maintenance on industrial wiring systems and their various electrical components.
  • Assists in ensuring the operation and maintenance efficiency of equipment such as pumps, compressors, screens, gauges, meters, process tanks, etc.
  • Acts as an intermediary with Village residents concerning service complaints, writes follow-up reports and maintains necessary records, if needed, prepares required reports and records. Provides said service to customers in a timely, professional and courteous manner.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Performs snowplowing and salting of streets as directed.
  • Assists other workers with department operations ensuring assigned tasks are completed accurately, timely, safely, and according to instructed operating procedures. Also assists other workers in specified area(s) of expertise in the operation, instruction and implementation of safe working practices in the operation of all necessary equipment and tools; and, assists with the general preventative maintenance work and repairs on equipment. Maintains buildings, grounds, and related equipment.
  • Must wear all required safety equipment (i.e., gloves, ear plugs, etc.) for the duty at hand according to department, equipment and regulatory specifications; report near miss accidents; comply with proper P.P.E. usage and follow required JSA’s; attend all required Village and department training; perform vehicle and work area evaluations (CDL Inspections) according to department specifications and as required on a daily basis; initiate training topics or issues as needed.
  • The Village reserves the right to re-assign employees in this position to other divisions. Employees temporarily re-assigned to another division will conduct their work under the job description for the position they are assigned to.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be an eligible candidate for this position:

  • Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D Equivalent.
  • Ability to pass a personal interview, physical and drug screen when applicable. 
  • Possess five (5) years of experience in the electrical field, such as in an industrial or utility environment.
  • Possession of an electrical license by an authorized agency is preferred.
  • Possess a valid Illinois CDL License Class ‘D’ and/or Class ‘B’ or of the classification appropriate to the equipment to be operated, free from incidence that may result in license revocation or suspension.
  • Requires satisfactory, working knowledge of electrical equipment.
  • Requires an understanding of current electrical codes, NFPA-70E standards, associated with Arc Flash and safety precautions.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, along with any expected/unexpected overtime that may be mandatory.

Physical Skills and Abilities Required:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger or handle shovels, rakes, and hand held tools; feel a surface for texture; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl at ground level, talk or hear on the phone or in person.  Must be capable of turning, twisting, bending, and squatting for frequent but short, periods of time in order to reach for and then use equipment. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move equipment up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move weight of up to 90 pounds.  Employee must be able to climb/crawl into and out of deep ditches and in tight spots. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Employee must be able to properly wear full and half mask respirators when the work task requires it.

The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public.

Work Environment Factors:
Ability to work under conditions that require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature and noise extremes, odors, toxic and/or caustic chemicals and agents, wetness, moving parts, fumes, risk of electrical shock, frequent vibration and disease.  This exposure may cause some discomfort and presents a risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

The starting hourly rate for all positions is $35.55. The employee will receive a very competitive benefit package and work 40 hours per week, plus any required overtime.

Required test and screenings:
The candidate selection process consists of: a review of the candidate’s past work experience/skills and a personal interview. Successful candidates must successfully pass all required screenings and tests administered, when applicable, in order to be a candidate for this position. However, passing all required screenings/tests and completing a personal interview does not guarantee hire by the Village, as the ultimate decision to hire anyone is at the sole discretion of the Village of Addison.

Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall either in the Administration Department, Room 2100, or downloaded from the Village’s website at Applicants will be notified by letter of the test date for this position. All completed applications must be directed to Donald Pinson, Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, either via regular mail at One Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101, or submitted personally to the Administration Department, Room 2100 of the Village Hall by no later than 5pm, November 24, 2017.  Also, applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one (1) application per person, per testing cycle is accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Please refer to the Village of Addison website:, Division of Human Resources Section, to review a copy of the Village’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.

Applicants with disabilities, who need accommodations in order to complete any portions of the application/test, should contact the Human Resources Division at 630-693-7504.

Pre-employment physicals/drug tests are required for all of the above-referenced positions.  The Village of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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