ABOUT US: The Tinley Park-Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 55,000 residents with a wide variety of recreation facilities, programs, events, parks, and open spaces. The Park District maintains over 40 parks, 33 ball fields, and several facilities which include the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, White Water Canyon Water Park, Canine Campus Dog Park, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, Vogt Visual Arts Center, and the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.
JOB SUMMARY: The Equipment Operator is responsible for the operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and other related tasks including manual labor. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, playground inspection and repair, landscape care, supervision of part time and seasonal employees, some custodial duties, and event set-up.
LOCATION: Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park, Illinois
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified individual should possess a working knowledge of the operation and use of specialized and heavy motor equipment in general construction and maintenance activities. Basic knowledge of hand tools, carpentry, painting, electrical work, and plumbing is required. High school graduate or equivalent. Two years of park and/or landscape maintenance experience preferred. Must maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and possess a good driving record. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment.
SCHEDULING, PAY, and BENEFITS: This is a full time position, 40 hours per week and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Benefits include: low premium medical, dental, vision insurance; agency provided life insurance; IMRF retirement plan; generous PTO; health and wellness programs; complementary program registrations as well as complementary family memberships to Tinley Fitness, Rec Center, Water Park, and Dog Park. Pay rate is $15.00 per hour.
Applications may be submitted online by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on the General Information tab, and select the Employment Opportunities page and select the appropriate position link.
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