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CONCRETE LABORER

Job Number:

244745

Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Chicago Department of Transportation

Number of positions:  14

Under immediate supervision, performs physically demanding manual labor relating to the laying and finishing of concrete for the construction, installation and repair of new or existing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, ramps and related construction projects, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

·Loads and unloads materials, tools and equipment from trucks and ensures needed tools and equipment are on work site and in proper working order

·Operates and uses pneumatic jackhammers, sledgehammers and other power and hand tools to break out old pavement, concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and other labor work

·Operates skid-steer loaders to lift and remove concrete and other debris from work sites

·Assists Cement Finishers by laying out framing materials and setting and putting down frames as directed

·Prepares work site for concrete pour, using shovels and other hand tools to backfill area with sub-grade materials and to compact and level work area

·Guides the pouring of concrete from trucks into forms and uses shovels and other hand tools to spread, level and prepare for Cement Finishers to smooth and finish concrete

·Moves and transports freshly poured concrete from truck to work area using wheelbarrows; mixes and pours concrete in specified amounts as directed

·Removes and cleans forms, boards and stakes once job is completed, cleans tools and ensures debris is removed from work site

·Digs backfills and levels surface sub-grade for vaulted sidewalk construction jobs; backfills area with stone and compacts to build concrete walls

·Backfills trenches and holes created in parkways due to construction jobs, level surface dirt, seeds and performs other light landscaping duties to restore areas

·Cleans up work sites at completion of jobs, loading and removing debris, sweeping and clearing area and performing light landscaping duties to restore areas

·Sets up barricades and safety cones to cordon off work areas and performs other related tasks in compliance with safety rules and regulations

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

New hires will be sent to the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center for a one-week initial job training course.  You must successfully complete the training course to remain employed by the Department of Transportation.

New hires will be paid the following:

$25.34/hour for the first 1040 hours worked (70% of full rate)

$32.58/hour for the second 1040 hours worked (90% of full rate)

$36.20/hour after 2080 hours worked (100% full rate)

Location:  Department of Transportation

Days off:   Varies

Shift:         Varies

Hours:       7:00am to 3:30pm

ASPHALT LABORER

Job Number:

244743

Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Chicago Department of Transportation

Number of positions:  10

Under immediate supervision, performs physically demanding manual labor working with asphalt materials in the paving, re-surfacing, repair and maintenance of asphalt streets and alleys, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

·Assigned to a crew, works on various asphalt jobs including paving and re-surfacing of city streets and alleys, repair and maintenance of street and alley sections, filling of potholes, and installing asphalt and rubber speed humps

·Prepares areas for asphalt paving and re-surfacing, using shovels, picks and other hand tools to remove debris and materials including top asphalt layers removed with grinder equipment and cleans up areas prior to the laying of hot asphalt on surface

·Operates and uses pneumatic jackhammers and other power tools to break up existing asphalt or concrete surface areas around sewers or utility adjustments

·Shovels and forks hot asphalt out from truck and spreads on pavement; compacts and levels asphalt to ensure proper grade

·Rakes, smooths, tampers and removes excess material using asphalt tools, ensuring quality standards are met in finishing asphalt and completing resurfacing jobs

·Fills potholes using high performance asphalt, leveling asphalt and using a tamping tool to compress asphalt into pothole

·Puts down speed hump forms, fills with asphalt and rakes using hand roller

·Installs pre-formed rubber speed humps, using hammer drills to drive pins and secure speed humps to asphalt or concrete surface

·Places appropriate street markings down on asphalt pavement as directed; uses hand tools to place key cut down middle of asphalt alleys

·Loads and unloads trucks with tools, equipment and materials; cleans up work area, tools and equipment upon completion of jobs and assists in gathering tools and equipment

·Acts as a flagman for traffic control at work site, posts do not park signs, sets up safety cones and barricades to cordon off work areas and performs other related tasks in compliance with safety rules and regulations

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

New hires will be sent to the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center for a one-week initial job training course.  You must successfully complete the training course to remain employed by the Department of Transportation.

New hires will be paid as follows:

$25.34/hour for the first 1040 hours worked (70% of full rate)

$32.58/hour for the second 1040 hours worked (90% of full rate)

$36.20/hour after 2080 hours worked (100% full rate)

Location:   Department of Transportation

Days off:   Varies

Shift:          Varies

Hours:        7:00am to 3:30pm

LABORER – APPRENTICE

Job Number:

243622

Description

LABORER – APPRENTICE

 

These are seasonal positions

 

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Oncethe website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

 

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”,CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

 

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Department of Water Management

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA – LOCAL 1092 (BARGAINING UNIT #53).

Total Vacancies: 81

The City of Chicago has partnered with the Water Pipe Extension, Bureau of Engineering Laborers’ Local 1092 to establish a training program that combines 360 hours of class room training and instruction with 3,800 hours of paid on-the- job training (OJT) and work experience

Positions attend classroom instruction through the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center, and are not paid by the City for the hours of classroom instruction.

Upon successful completion of the training program, positions are awarded a certificate of completion of the Laborers’ Training Program by LiUNA Local Union 1092. A subcommittee of representatives from Local 1092 and city departments overseeing the training program will certify the completion of all program requirements for each position.

 

DUTIES:

Under immediate supervision, receives on the job training and is assigned tasks that will increase his/her knowledge and skills of construction laborer duties.

Performs unskilled physically demanding labor at construction, maintenance, and repair project sites of public facilities or in the public way including streets and roadways, water distribution structures, sewer/drainage structures, bridges, and viaducts. and

  • ·Complete 360 hour formal training program of classroom instruction
  • ·Complete 3, 800 hours of paid on-the-job training (OJT) under the guidance and direction of a Construction Laborer
  • ·Learn how to safely prepare work sites, digging and backfilling trenches and tunnel and shaft excavations
  • ·Learn how to safely remove dirt and clear obstructions from around work areas (e.g. catch basins, valve basins, water and electrical vaults, manholes)
  • ·Learn how to safely set braces and shoring equipment and drive sheeting to support the sides of excavations and prevent cave-ins
  • ·Learn how to safely dismantle concrete and masonry retaining and bearing walls
  • ·Learn how to safely operate and maintain pneumatic tools (e.g. jack hammers, concrete/pavement breakers, sandblasters, clay spades) in the performance of tasks including breaking out old pavement, curbs and gutters
  • ·Learn how to safely use hand tools (e.g. shovels, picks, sledgehammers) in the performance of  tasks including removing rock in underground tunnels
  • Apply knowledge obtained through classroom instruction including safety procedures and practices for trenching and excavation; pipe laying; concrete placement and mason tending
  • ·Apply skills obtained through classroom instruction including the safe and proper use of pneumatic tools; the building and dismantling of scaffolds; and the safe and proper operation of various construction equipment
    • Assist Construction Laborers in performance of laborer tasks including loading and unloading materials and equipment from trucks; lifting and placing materials (e.g. pipes, valves, castings) into trenches using pipe sticks, ropes and dollies, and setting up barricades, safety cones, and street plates around work sites
  • Assist skilled trades workers in readying and supplying needed tools, equipment and materials
    • Performs related duties as required.

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:  Varies

Days Off:   Varies

Shift:         Varies

Hours:       Varies

^THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS^

DECK HAND

Job Number:

241649

Description

DECK HAND

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department:  Water Management

Number of Positions: 1

Duties

  • Under supervision, provides manual support to assist in the operation and maintenance of a City-owned tugboat.
  • Handles lines to moor vessel, tie up vessel during docking and departing operations, and to rig towing lines.

  • Guides the vessel away from dock and ensures that lines are properly stowed.
  • Loads and unloads supplies, materials, equipment, to and from vessels; operates a forklift as needed.
  • Assists passengers boarding and departing the vessel and to the water intake cribs  Connects and disconnects fuel hoses and electrical lines.
  • Secures the tugboat to barge for the purpose of towing and ensures barge is secured to the dock before tugboat is released.
  • Signals and guides the Marine Pilot for the purpose of ensuring the safe and effective movement of the vessel during barge moves.
  • Stands steering watches and lookout watches while underway.
  • Assists the Marine Engineer during fuel transfer operations and in maintenance of the vessel’s engine and equipment.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs tugboat equipment (e.g., winches, cranes) and uses hand tools to splice and repair cables and ropes.
  • Performs general housekeeping and maintenance functions (e.g., washes deck, paints superstructure, polishes metal).
  • Assists Tug Boat Coordinator with ice mitigation and removal.
  • Instructs passengers on safe boating practices and procedures (e.g., location of survival suits, life jackets, fire extinguishers).
  • Assists with buoy deployment and retrieval operations, as required.
  • Cools bridge mechanisms by spraying them with cold water in hot weather to facilitate their operation, as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.

NOTE:    The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

 

 

 

 

MACHINIST – APPRENTICE

Job Number:

243644

Description

MACHINIST- APPRENTICE

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Departmant of Transportation: 3 Vacancies

Department of Water Management: 6 Vacancies

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Under the direct supervision of a Machinist with journeyman status, a Machinist Apprentice receives structured, supervised work experience, and is assigned tasks that will increase his/her knowledge and skills of the machinist trade.

  • Positions will receive on-the-job training (OJT) in machinist work from journeyman Machinists in one or more city departments including but not limited to the Departments of Transportation and the Department of Water Management. Apprentice positions will be required to:

·    Complete 800 hours of classroom instruction in a formal apprentice training program over a four (4) year period, or approximately 200 hours of class time per year.

·    Complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) over the four year period, or approximately 2,000 hours per year.

·    Learn how to review blue prints, specifications, or models of parts to be made and determine work procedures, metal stock and machine tools to use to fabricate parts.

·    Learn how to inspect and dismantle mechanical equipment and machinery to identify

·    malfunction and determine needed repairs.

·    Learn how to fabricate metal parts by setting up and operating conventional or computer controlled machine tools (e.g. lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses).

·    Learn how to perform precision handwork to finish, fit and assemble machined parts using bench mounted and hand held power tools (e.g. die grinders, files, buffers, scrapers).

·    Learn how to use precision measuring instruments (e.g. vernier calipers, micrometers, surface gauges, dial indicators) to maintain dimensional accuracy and specified tolerances during machining operations.

·    Learn how to determine and monitor the feed and speed of the machine during machining operations.

·    Learn how to check finished metal products to ensure they meet specifications.

·    Learn how to install and test new and repaired parts, ensuring proper fit and operation.

·    Learn how to weld or braze broken parts with electric or gas equipment.

·    Learn how to cut steel with acetylene torch.

Under the guidance and direction of a Machinist with journeyman status; assist in performing duties including but not limited to:

 

Department of Transportation

  1. Assigned to repair crews on Bascule Bridges: inspects machinery, metal parts and equipment on bridges, checking parts such as pins, trunnions, gear trains, and bearings/ bearing caps for damage or wear and tear, and what equipment or parts need replacement; greases and lubricates bearings, shafts and other machinery parts; and ensures moveable metal parts are in proper working condition.
  2. Removes and replaces parts on bridges (e.g. heel locks), using equipment such as torches, sawzall and hand tools up to one inch to burn out/ remove the part; uses chokers and straps to rig and pull out part for placement on trucks; installs parts, lowering into place using come-along and chain falls to put in place on bridge; use wrenches to bolt in place.
  3. Assigned to machine shop: repairs and rebuilds equipment and machine parts such as center locks, thrusters, bolts and bearings; machines to rebuild and finish parts and fabricates new parts; uses milling machines to cut and size part to correct size with a machine surface finish; uses lathes to fabricate needed parts.
  4. Assigned to equipment shop: repairs and rebuilds small equipment and associated parts such as generators, power saws, pressure washers and parts on vehicles; machines to rebuild and finish parts and fabricates new parts; uses milling machines to cut and size part to correct size with a machine surface finish; uses lathes to fabricate needed parts.

Department of Water Management

  1. Assigned to machine shop – Water Pumping: fabricates parts to repair water pumps, ranging in size from 10mgd to 120 mgd (million gallons daily), operated by steam or electric engines; uses tools to rig and remove lids from large pumps; inspects pump machinery and gears such as bearings, wear rings, case rings, and packing sleeves for damage or wear and tear. Removes and installs parts using hand tools such as micrometers; uses lathes, milling machines, drilling press to fabricate needed parts; inspects and fabricates parts for related equipment including cooling pumps and 16 cylinder dieselengines.
  2. Assigned to machine shop – Filtration Plants: inspect pumps, electric motors, gears, drive shafts and other equipment for damage or wear and tear; uses hand tools and welding equipment to disassemble or reassemble equipment to remove and replace parts such as bearings and gears; greases parts and equipment and puts back in service. Uses lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders to fabricate parts for pumps made of stainless steel, cast iron or bronze; sets up machines, chooses appropriate tool bits, and makes correct cuts to machine parts.

THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE

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