Utility Technician II - Wastewater Collection & Pumping Section
Water Supply, Distribution & Collection Division
Department of Public Utilities- Water/Wastewater
The City of Naperville's Water & Wastewater Utility is one of the state’s largest combined utility systems, operating both a water distribution system and a sanitary district with wastewater treatment.
A skilled & motivated professional is now sought for the vital position of Utility Technician II, to perform duties including jet flushing, investigating sanitary sewer problems, flow monitoring, assisting with lift station concerns, and customer service. This position is based out of the Water Service Center facility, and reports directly to the Collection & Pumping Supervisor.
The Collections & Pumping Utility Tech II (UT-II) operates flushing, pumping, televising and other equipment used in the inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and repair of the sanitary sewer system; provides a high level of wastewater customer service to residents; prepares maintenance records on all equipment used; locates and inspects sanitary sewers; monitors contractors, construction and rehabilitation projects (including mapping and system analysis); maintains buildings, grounds, inventories and vehicles; performs lift station maintenance work (painting, preliminary investigations of wet-well level and pump operations, bypass pumping, monitoring portable generator performance and other electrical/mechanical duties); monitors work zones for unsafe conditions; maintains and repairs flow meters; and performs a large volume of mapping duties for GIS and capital improvement projects.
This position’s regular work schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. At the end of the initial 90 days on the job, this individual will be expected to effectively operate a jet flusher as well as perform wastewater customer service duties.
Applicants for this Utility Technician II position must be willing & able to respond to emergencies after normal work hours, and work overtime as needed. Reliable attendance, punctuality and availability are essential to this position.
Qualified candidates must possess at least two years’ responsible equipment operation experience or utility construction experience. Previous municipal water and sewer experience is preferred.
Candidates must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a good driving record. A CDL Class B W/N (tanker) must be obtained within three months of hire.
Candidates must also:
Additionally, the physical, mobile, and outdoor nature of this position is such that job candidates must be able to walk or stand for an hour or more at a time, pry, lift off & drag 90 lb manhole covers (with a tool), safely enter and work in confined spaces, drive a vehicle, and distinguish between colors. Applicants must be able to work in somewhat uncomfortable areas due to dirt, drafts, fumes, noise, insufficient lighting, or lousy weather & temperatures. Top candidates will have demonstrated an ability to work safely and perform duties that require specific precautions to avoid injury.
Examples of Required Physical and Mental Abilities
Naperville’s Water Utility consists of more than 1250 miles of main, serving over 43,000 customers in Naperville and in Warrenville (for their wastewater only). Within a territory area of 39 square miles, we serve a population of 162,000+. The utility is known as a leader and innovator in asset renewal, sanitary sewer rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
Ranked as a top community in the United States to live and work, the City boasts nationally acclaimed schools and libraries, as well as an exceptionally low crime rate. Various publications consistently recognize Naperville as a “Best Places to Live” community. It is also a great place to work! In return for your “great service all the time,” we’ll provide you with on-going training opportunities, a collaborative working environment, a safety-first culture, and a forward-looking leadership team.
PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION PROCESS!
The City of Naperville accepts only online applications. Apply by going to via the City’s main web page (www.naperville.il.us, and simply click “Careers,” then from the list of available positions, select “Utility Technician II – Collection & Pumping,” then “apply.”
It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include all requested education, experience, attachments and other information. Resumes and other supporting documents can be provided at the time of application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.