Posted 2 weeks ago

Equipment Operator / Laborer

Company: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (Illinois Tollway)
Category: Manufacturing/Skilled Trades

 Chicagoland Area

Type: Full Time

The Illinois Tollway has an Equipment Operator/Laborer position open. This position operates automotive and construction equipment in the performance of unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled maintenance duties. Performs routine, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on Tollway assets including roads, buildings, and land. Plows snow, cuts grass, performs traffic control / channelization, performs emergency incident / crash response activities, and other essential duties for the 24/7/365-day operation of the Tollway. Is subject to call-out for emergency maintenance service at all times. Work activities involve working alone and/or with other Tollway employees. Salary is $34.86 an hour.
The position reports to and receives assignments from the Maintenance Section Manager / Supervisor. At the discretion of the Manager / Supervisor, and in accordance with union contract, may be assigned to a scheduled shift as needed. On occasion, and as assigned, can serve as crew leader to supervise other Tollway employees on various job assignments. When the conditions arise, will guide and train maintenance employees having less experience by providing knowledge of the work, demonstrating equipment operation, or explaining roadway maintenance procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate a full range of motion in the performance of moderate to heavy labor including: the ability to operate automotive and construction equipment including loading and unloading with intermittent rest; driving equipment with intermittent rest; ability to drive a loaded single or tandem axle snow plow truck, plowing snow and spreading material for extended time periods with only limited rest periods; lifting and carrying 50 pounds with intermittent rest five times a day; climbing ladders and stairs with intermittent rest; sitting, reaching above shoulder level with intermittent rest; standing with intermittent rest; bending or stooping with intermittent rest; working in and with wet surfaces which includes getting hands and feet wet; working with dust, fumes and gases which may cause respiratory, skin or allergic irritants; good finger dexterity with the ability to use hands for fine manipulations; effective oral and written communication skills.