Under the general supervision of the trades division of Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for the repair of electrical and manual powered pump units located at picnic groves, residences, and various outlying divisions throughout the District. Diagnoses problems, dismantles pumps and repairs or replaces the defective part. Resets and grinds valves, re-equips rubber cups and brass nuts and tests pumps for proper operation. This is a Local 700 union position.
Conducts annual tests, as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health, for portability of drinking water.
Assists appropriate trades in the installation and repairs of electrical and manual powered pump units.
Maintains work log records manually or via Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Cleans and maintains tools and equipment such as pipe wrenches, pipe cutters and chain wrenches.
Removes rusted and deteriorated pipes from old wells using a power winch.
Removes pipes from deep wells replaces worn cylinders or other parts.
Removes handles from non-potable drinking wells so that the general public does not have access. Attempt to purify water by injecting a chlorine solution into the well and then takes further tests to determine portability of water.
Paints and refurbishes existing pumps and apparatus as needed.
Services and assists appropriate trades with submersible, turbine, jack and simple hand pump repair or replacement.
Replaces worn cylinders or other parts at the job location and if needed transports work back to the shop.
Prepares written and electronic reports and maintains files and records as required.
Operates a derrick truck to install storage tanks, pumps, and bridges.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and ability to operate air compressors, drill press, hand drill and electric generators.
Ability to review and comment on the accuracy of the plans, drawings and specifications used in rehabilitation/construction of new or existing structures, facilities, or landscapes.
Ability to use equipment associated with the repair and installation of pumps and wells.
Knowledge in the operation and ability to maintain maintenance of manual and electric pumps.
Ability to operate related tools and equipment to make repairs on pumps and wells.
Ability to initiate and follow through on periodic testing and treatment of well water.
Ability and working knowledge of chlorine and muriatic acid in maintaining water portability in compliance with public health standards.
Ability to follow established safety rules and procedures.
Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
This position requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to lifting, unassisted, up to 50 pounds and pushing and pulling, assisted, objects up to 150 pounds.
Position requires moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout the District.
Knowledge of current industry practices.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?”
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).
Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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PROOF OF EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COOK COUNTY OR ESTABLISH RESIDENCY IN COOK COUNTY WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT AND REMAIN A RESIDENT AT ALL TIMES DURING EMPLOYMENT WITH THE DISTRICT.
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.
Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or higher.
Must possess two (2) or more years of full-time work experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps and wells.
Must possess a current valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brakes restrictions.
Must possess or obtain within three months of the date of employment a current, valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a tanker endorsement.
Must be able to obtain an Illinois Groundwater Professional Certification within three (3) months of the date of employment.
About Forest Preserves of Cook County
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone:
Oak woodlands and savannas
Migratory fly-ways that afford spectacular birding
22 dedicated nature preserves
40 managed lakes and ponds
7 major waterways that can be canoed or kayaked and offer glimpses of waterflow and shorebirds
300 miles of marked trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing
Scenic spots for painting, photography or quiet reflection