Employment with the Village of Gurnee


The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding employment. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Applicants for employment can view the FMLA poster here.

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies. If there is a position you would like to apply for, please review the job advertisement and follow the application instructions. Please note during high volume recruitments, Village staff may contact only candidates under consideration for a position. Questions? Email the Human Resources Department.

Current Openings

Water Utility Maintenance Worker


The Gurnee Public Works Department is seeking an experienced Utility Maintenance Worker professional to join our team.


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Pay / Benefits:
  anticipated hiring range $29.53 - $33.22 / hour, which may be adjusted based on experience and qualifications; full time union position; benefits include paid health / dental insurance; paid life insurance; paid time off; IMRF retirement pension (out of state pension credit may be available); clothing allowance.

This position assists with the operation and maintenance of the Village of Gurnee utility (water, wastewater, and storm water) systems.

Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance, repair, operation and construction of Village water distribution system, sanitary and storm sewer conveyance systems, and other public infrastructure; routine water sampling and testing; meter reading and installations; hydrant flushing, hydrant repairs, and lift station maintenance; performs J.U.L.I.E utility locates; main valve and PRV operation and repairs in confined space environments; performs preventative maintenance of water and sewage pumps, motors, generators and other mechanical / electrical equipment; snow and ice control; and other seasonal responsibilities; leads crews; operates a variety of tools and equipment; specific work assignments are provided on a daily basis.

Schedule:  Work hours generally 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; additional work hours will be required including overtime, rotating weekly on-call status, and 24 hour emergency call out on nights, weekends, and holidays.  Must be able to meet attendance and work schedule, including overtime requirements. 

Minimum / Desirable Qualifications at Time of Application:  

Valid Class B CDL with air brake endorsement required.  Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement preferred; must upgrade to Class A and obtain required endorsements within six (6) months of hire as a condition of employment.

Illinois Class C Water Operator Certificate preferred or OIT; non-Illinois certifications may be considered if equivalent to Illinois requirements.

Cross Connection Control Device Inspector desirable

SCADA and asset management system experience desirable

High school diploma / equivalent required.  Additional specialized or technical training as obtained through an accredited technical college or career training institute desirable.

At least 4+ years’ comparable municipal utility experience; heavy equipment operation experience (such as backhoe and endloader)

Other combinations of education and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job may be considered.



Minimum Qualifications: