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Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  15973

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time:  06/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $8,933.16 - $9,423.84 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kane  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   PR000  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the

relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply

electronically through the website.

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Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of

higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.


Posting Identification Number  10-81-15973

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, maintains and repairs various mechanical systems and auxiliary and powerhouse equipment for the Elgin Mental Health Center; lifts and moves equipment/machinery weighing up to 50 pounds and 100 pounds with assistance; makes rounds of buildings’ boiler and mechanical rooms at regular intervals to assess the operation and efficiency of machinery and equipment and to detect potential mechanical problems. Tests and records water used for consumption or used for other systems and adds appropriate chemicals as needed for proper maintenance of systems.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Maintains and repairs various mechanical systems and auxiliary and powerhouse equipment for the Elgin Mental Health Center.
  2. Makes rounds of buildings’ boiler and mechanical rooms at regular intervals.
  3. Makes and records tests of water used for consumption or for generating steam and hydraulic hot water and chilled water systems.
  4. Reports complaints and emergency calls to supervisor.
  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of eight years elementary school.
  2. Requires four years of experience in power plant operation and in firing high pressure and/or low pressure stationary boilers.

Conditions of Employment

  1.  Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.   
  4. Requires Stationary engineer license certificate for the City of Chicago
  5. Requires possession or the ability to obtain a valid certificate as a Universal Technician under U.S.E.P.A.
  6. Ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.  
  7. Valid Illinois driver’s license.
  8. Proof of insurance.  


Work Hours:  Sun - Thu, 7:30am - 3:30pm  
Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Elgin Mental Health Center

Engineering Department
Agency Contact:

Amy Cook


Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  

About the Agency:

Illinois Department Human Services’ serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.



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