Employment Opportunities

 

Job Opening

APPRENTICE LINEMAN POSITION CITY OF ROCK FALLS

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assure all work is performed safely according to City safety policies
  • Assure the utility customers will receive reliable electric service
  • Learn the Lineman’s trade by working with a Journeyman Lineman and completing the Apprenticeship Program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduate
  • Completed one year Apprentice Lineman Technical College
  • Valid State of Illinois CDL Class “A” driver’s license or ability to acquire one within six months
  • On call after hour rotation basis

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Basic electricity
  • Hand and power tools
  • Heavy machinery
  • Pumps, motors etc.

ABILITY TO:

  • Be able to climb a 30-foot ladder carrying 30-pounds of tools and equipment and work off the top of the ladder at arm’s reach for 30-minutes
  • Be able to climb 70-foot poles and install equipment weighing up to 70-pounds
  • Be able to bend over for 30-minutes working below ground level installing equipment and operating hand tools up to 30-pounds
  • Speak and write in English
  • Be physically conditioned to withstand weather conditions of the Midwest from extreme hot to extreme cold conditions

Wages are set forth by the I.B.E.W Local 196 contract

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office at 603 W. 10th Street or by downloading an application here.  Applications are due into the City Clerk’s office by 4pm on April 18, 2019. The City of Rock Falls is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Opening

LINEMAN POSITION CITY OF ROCK FALLS

 OBJECTIVE:

Perform diversified work for construction and repair of distribution system of all classes and voltage, including energized lines, structures and equipment involved in the distribution of electricity.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assure all work is performed safely according to City safety policies.
  • Material is installed per specifications and standard utility practices.
  • Assure all safety clearances are met per N.E.S.C. and N.E.C.
  • Assure the utility customers will receive reliable electric service.
  • City rules and safety practices at all times.
  • Locates sources of service interruption or other troubles; performs necessary construction, maintenance or repair to restore service
  • Keeps necessary records as to time, material and work orders
  • Tree trimming around lines to meet standards of line clearances N.E.S.C. (National Electrical Safety Code).
  • Maintain and repair equipment
  • Assure all tools are used correctly and are in good working order
  • Delegate instructions and work habits to junior employee’s and Apprentice Lineman that are common and generally used in good utility practices, following N.E.S.C. And N.E.C. codes.
  • Patrols lines and records findings for need maintenance
  • General operation and maintenance of City Hydro facility and Diesel Generators
  • Ability to recognize and make suggestions for system improvements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduate
  • Good physical condition
  • Complete an approved DOL Apprenticeship program
  • Four or more years on the job training
  • Valid State of Illinois CDL Class “A” Driver’s License
  • Computer skills
  • On call after hour rotation basis

  PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Personnel must be physically able to climb a 30-foot ladder carrying 30-pounds of tools and equipment and work off the top of the ladder at arm’s reach for 30-minutes.
  • Be physical fit to climb a 70-toot poles and install equipment weighing up to 70-pounds
  • Be physical able to bend over for 30-minutes working below ground level installing equipment and operating hand tools up to 30-pounds.
  • Be physically conditioned to withstand weather conditions of the Midwest from extreme hot to extreme cold conditions.

 

Wages are set forth by the I.B.E.W Local 196 contract

 

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office at 603 W. 10th Street or by downloading an application here.  Applications are due into the City Clerk’s office by 4pm on April 18, 2019. The City of Rock Falls is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Bids and Notices

 

NOTICE OF BID

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE

The City of Rock Falls, Illinois will be receiving SEALED BIDS until 11:00 a.m., April 26th 2019 for the demolition of the residence, garage, decks, sidewalks, drives, Fences, and removal of all debris. All concrete to be removed 2 foot below grade. Site to be filled and graded with a minimum of 12 inches of top soil. Water and sewer lines to be removed and capped per the City of Rock Falls Codes. Basement floors to be fractured to allow drainage. Removal of all volunteer trees and bushes. All Local State and Federal laws must be followed. Site to be cleared of all rubbish, trash brush and debris. Demolition project to be completed with 30 days of acceptance of bid. Contractor is responsible for all required permits at 1606 4th Ave Avenue, Rock Falls, Illinois.

Conditions

Contractor agrees that not less than the prevailing rate of wages, as found by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois, shall be paid to all laborers, and all work performed under this contract shall be subject to compliance with the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. The prevailing rate of wages are revised by the Illinois Department of Labor, and are available on the Department’s official website. The City of Rock Falls reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

All sealed bids should be addressed to the City Clerk, 603 West 10th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois. Along with “BID FOR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF ALL DEBRIS AT 1606 4th AVENUE, ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS”, and name and address of bidder. A Performance bond of 100% of the bid will be required upon award.

By order of City of Rock Falls, Illinois (Awarding Authority)

Michelle, Deputy City Clerk

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Prevailing Wage

The General Assembly of the State of Illinois has enacted the Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/1 et seq. (“Act”)

The Act requires that all Illinois governmental entities, including home rule units of local government, either accept the prevailing wages determined by the Illinois Department of Labor or investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages as defined in the Act for workers employed to perform work on public works construction projects in the locality in which the work is performed,

The City Clerk shall, by posting on the City’s website a notice of its determination (a copy of the most recent Ordinance) with a hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule that is published on the official website of the Illinois Department of Labor, and such posting shall constitute notice that the determination is effective and that this is the determination of the City.