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Laborer in Training

Company: Sanitary District of Decatur
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Performs manual labor, assists more senior employees and learns to perform semi-skilled work in maintenance, repair and construction in support of the collection system, treatment plant, bio-solids handling facility, pump stations and CSO facilities.

The Laborer in Training will rotate through assignments with various work groups including: plant maintenance, collection system, instrumentation & controls, and operations to become familiar with all aspects of the District.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Other duties may be assigned)

Operation of various types of light construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowers, front-end loaders, pressure washers, skid steers, and sewer cleaning and maintenance equipment.

Performs preventive maintenance, cleaning and minor servicing of vehicles

Performs inspections, routine maintenance and assists with entry and repairs in manholes, sewers, tanks and other confined spaces.

Performs maintenance painting, landscaping, road and building repairs.

Works with collection system crew performing manual labor and assisting in installing, repairing and maintaining sewer lines, force mains, manholes, valves, pumps and cleaning pump stations and cso facilities.

Works with plant maintenance crew performing manual labor and assisting in installing, repairing and maintaining, buildings, manholes, tanks, pipes, valves, pumps, and equipment.

Works with instrumentation and controls crew performing manual labor and assisting in installing, repairing and maintaining, lights, conduit, wiring, sampling equipment and troubleshooting.

Works with operations staff performing manual labor in cleaning and maintaining, buildings, valves and equipment and material handling in the grit disposal area.

Picks up necessary supplies and tools from tool room, warehouse or vendors, as directed;

Responds to overtime and emergency calls at all hours;

Performs work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures and operates equipment safely;

Reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor;

Assists other maintenance staff is needed or assigned

Performs other related and non-related duties, as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Valid Illinois class A, CDL required to be obtained within the first 100 working days of employment. This is a condition of employment for this position. At the end of the second year and upon completion of required training this position will be eligible for promotion to Laborer.

Education and Experience:

Must have graduated from a standard high school, trade school or obtained a general education degree (GED).

Show knowledge of basic construction and maintenance techniques and

practices concerning wastewater and/or general maintenance operations;

Proficiency in operating and working alongside backhoe, loader, forklift, or

related material handling equipment experience;

Highly desired: prior work experience in industrial/mechanical or laboratory setting; and

Fully qualified and licensed to operate trucks and mobile equipment on public streets.

Keywords: Sanitary District of Decatur, Decatur , Laborer in Training, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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