Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312-751-5462
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Senior Mechanical Engineer


Chicago, IL 



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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Recruitment #23-20003753-002
Date Opened: 9/22/2023 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/6/2023 11:59:00 PM
Qualification Date: October 6, 2023
Job Type: Original Entrance
Salary: Starting Annual Salary: $109,195.06/year
How to Apply: Go to by October 6th to submit an application.  
Original Entrance - Examination
Duties: Performs supervisory and professional mechanical engineering work in connection with the mechanical design, construction, maintenance and operation of mechanical equipment in wastewater treatment plants or pumping stations.
Absolute Requirement: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.*
(*Applicants must possess a Professional Engineer's license in the State of Illinois by the close date for application submission, which is October 6, 2023.)
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in mechanical engineering and four years of full-time, post-degree mechanical engineering experience related to the District's activities. Substitution: Full-time graduate study in mechanical engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Examination: The examination will consist of an oral test, including a written exercise, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The oral test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as project management; contract administration and budgeting; problem solving; supervision; and written and oral communication.
Examination Process: All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by Friday, October 27, 2023 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.
ORAL TEST: The oral test will be administered on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4, 2023 and any other dates that may be necessary to accommodate the number of candidates. These dates are tentative and candidates will be informed by email regarding the final date, time and place of the oral test.
The use of books, study guides, cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops or other aids during the test is prohibited.
Original - Appointments
Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on a Promotional basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District's practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The eligible list has a duration of three years.  Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test and a criminal history background investigation.