Maintenance/Operator - First Shift

Application deadline:

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 5:00am


Danville Sanitary District


Danville Sanitary District is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance/Operator that is assigned to its Facility Maintenance Division.  Please submit an application (and resume if available) to the Executive Director via mail at D.S.D., Attn: Director, PO Box 724, Danville, Il 61834-0724, or by email to  Applications are available at District offices 16161 Grape Creek Rd., Danville, IL.

DSD wastewater treatment plant operates 24/7 - year round, and personnel must be flexible for scheduling consistent the needs of the plant and District.  It is anticipated this position will primarily be focused during the Mon-Fri 7:00AM to 3:30PM shift.

Duties: Performance of a variety of industrial and mechanical installation, maintenance and repair activities associated with process and operational facilities and equipment.  Examples include high-volume pumps, motors, control systems, piping, tanks, structures, building components & mechanical systems.  In addition, position will be cross-trained to perform treatment process “Operations” to serve as a relief operator when conditions require.   


Qualifications:  .

  • Candidates must hold a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Candidates must have a current, valid, Class D, drivers license for the State of Illinois.
  • Applicants with a Wastewater Operator License beneficial.


  • Candidates for this position should possess previous mechanical and/or industrial maintenance experience involving process and system operations.
  • Working knowledge of pumps, motors, valves, instrumentation and controls equipment.
  • Compliance with OSHA Standards and other SAFETY – related requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to maintain productivity standards and identify situations when assistance and/or training is needed.
  • Exercise effective time management and self-guidance in the performance of duties.
  • Effectively communicate with others, both verbally and in writing, including co-workers, business partners and/or other service-user(s). 
  • Capabilities in metal fabrication, welding, building construction, and concrete work,
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, SOP’s, drawings and specifications, wiring diagrams,and other technical and functional documents.
  • Capable of utilizing current technology for daily activities, trouble-shooting, reporting and other items that require continuous updates and training.
  • Proficient in the performance of mechanical and industrial repairs, under limited time constraints, that are critical to process operations. 
  • High-level diagnostic and problem-solving capabilities regarding mechanical equipment and treatment process operations.  

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Required degree level: 

  • High school

Worksite Info: 

DANVILLE SANITARY DISTRICT has a proud history of performance. Pre-employment drug testing is required and Candidates are subject to a background check. Danville Sanitary District offers an excellent compensation and benefits package commensurate with skills and experience. DSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.