Maintenance Equipment Operator
To maintain and beautify the grounds of Northern Illinois University as well as work in conjunction with other departments of the Physical Plant to complete building maintenance projects.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Priorities and work methods for this position will be determined by the Grounds Superintendent. The person in this position will receive oral and written instructions. This individual will also supervise various work crews as directed by the Grounds Superintendent or designee.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. possession of a valid driver license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicle(s) to be operated by the incumbent (Possession of a Valid CDL -B due to Gross Vehicle Weights of vehicles required for position)
2. two years of experience performing a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks in the maintenance and operation of automotive or related maintenance equipment
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)
1. Valid State of Illinois Operator Spraying License.
Education and Experience Preferred
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
Mon- Fri 7:30am - 4pm with overtime as needed
$15.02/hour per union contract position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.
Priority Review Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
The university will be closed for winter break from December 23 – January 4. We will continue to accept online applications during that time, however, your application will not be reviewed during that time. If you meet the minimum required qualifications, scheduling of testing will resume mid-January.
- Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
- If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
- After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
- Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from firstname.lastname@example.org and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
- We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
- ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION . At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE : If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office by the posting deadline.
- Required documentation noted in the posting such as driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
- If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
- After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
- Click on Maintenance Equipment Operator for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
- Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
- Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Link to Department Homepage
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
Is Background Check Required
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at email@example.com .
Clery Act Information
NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you currently possess a valid CDL-B license?
- * Do you currently possess a current State of Illinois Operator
Spraying License? Please upload a copy of all licenses in areas
- * Have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or
DD256 for consideration of Veteran's Preference Points? The copy
submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be
- Not Applicable
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Certifications/Licensure #1
- Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
- Certifications/Licensure #2