The Village of Hanover Park has immediate seasonal openings for full-time laborers to work 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, (hours vary based on position) in the Public Works Departments through September 2013 performing various manual tasks in the maintenance of Village property and/or the repair of roads and drainage structures, and other related work. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Requires an ability to understand and follow instructions and the ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The seasonal worker will perform duties, which are normally assigned to regular maintenance in the off-season.
If assigned to:
Fleet Services - duties include shuttling vehicles, performing minor mechanical work including oil changes and tire repair, assisting mechanics in everyday duties, cleanup and maintenance of village vehicles. Reports to Fleet Service Manager – Fleet Services Division.
Forestry - duties include: turf care, lawn mowing, weeding, and watering. The tools involved in these activities include both a standing and riding lawnmower and weed eaters. Tree and shrub pruning includes the use of hand tools. Duties also include: operating a pick-up truck with trailer, loading and unloading the pick-up truck, performing brush pick-up which involves feeding brush into a chipper, and possible mechanical work which may include light maintenance on the equipment. Reports to Street-Forestry supervisor – Forestry Division.
Sewage Treatment – duties include lawn mowing, typical grounds maintenance, painting, mopping floors, hosing tanks. Reports to Wastewater Treatment supervisor – Sewage Treatment Division.
Streets - duties include maintenance of:
Storm sewer system - jetting of storm pipe, cleaning and patching of storm basins, and assisting in the rebuilding of storm sewer basins.
Curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs - assisting in the breaking and removal, sub base preparation, forming, pouring, and finishing of concrete.
Asphalt repairs - saw cutting, removal, base preparation, installation and clean up of tools.
Pothole patching - filling of holes in pavement with cold mix asphalt.
Yard repairs - removal of soil, installation of topsoil, planting new sod or grass seed.
Sign work - assisting in removing old signs, making and installing new signs.
Graffiti removal - scouring surfaces of building, wall, and fences to remove graffiti, assisting in the operation of the soda blaster graffiti removal system, repairing surfaces, which have been cleaned, including painting, staining, and sanding.
Street Maintenance - requires the use of hovels, picks, rakes, jack hammers, gas powered san and tamper and other related equipment, the operation of one of a variety of vehicles on a daily basis will be required.
Reports to Street-Forestry supervisor – Streets Division.
Water/Sewers/Meters – duties include meter reading in residential and commercial areas using a Uni-gun, painting fire hydrants, assisting the sanitary division in sewer prevention maintenance and in "Buffalo Box" repair which requires the use of shovels, yard restoration with the use of shovels and rakes. Reports to Distribution/Meter supervisor – Distribution/Meter Division.
Wells - duties include clean-up, painting, yard work which includes grass cutting, outdoor trim work on bushes, assisting water plant operators. Reports to Water Supply supervisor – Water Supply Division.
Perform other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated.
Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee's work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Must possess the following license: Class D Illinois Driver's License.
EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If assigned to:
Fleet Services - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the phone or in person; use hands to finger, handle, or feel while tightening or loosening nuts and bolts, adjusting screws and valves, and feeling mating surfaces for roughness; reach with hands and arms into engine compartments to change and adjust parts; climb or balance on vehicle and machinery with no hand holds; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to set up vehicles on hoists and to crawl under vehicles and equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move vehicle tires, auto parts, and plow blades up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Forestry - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel all the equipment and weeds; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance on curbs, stairs, hills, or walls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to complete all duties such as weeding, filling, pulling, and pushing. The employee must frequently lift and/or move mowers or bags of dirt that weigh up to 100 pounds.
Sewage Treatment – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel hoses and tools; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance on equipment such as ladders, tanks, or into trucks. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 100-pound pumps, motors, and containers.
Streets - 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 prior to painting or staining; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl while finishing concrete at ground level, maintaining a piece of equipment, or to safely hand materials down into a manhole while another employee is down below working; talk or hear on the phone or in person. The employee must frequently lift and/or move shovels of asphalt or concrete up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move bags of concrete or mortar up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Water/Sewers/Meters – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel small hand tools; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for duties such as landscape work. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100-pound bags of cement or seed.
Wells - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel hand, cleaning, or painting tools; reach with hands and arms; climb on ladders 12 feet tall or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds such as pipes, pumps, empty cylinders, or boxes.
The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled, 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. The employee must also possess steel-toe safety shoes.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to extreme.