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Welcome to the City of Peru Employment Page. Here you will find a list of current vacancies within the City and information on how to apply for open positions. The City of Peru is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or background, religious affiliation, marital status, military status, order of protection status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.


Electric Department Maintenance Mechanic/Relay Technician

The City of Peru is accepting applications for a Utility Technician, in our Electric Department. Responsibilities will include configuration, and programming of microprocessor-based devices (PLCs / RTUs / Meters), operating and maintaining generators, SCADA system support functions & operations, AMI metering system, GIS mapping data collection and recording, networking and communications equipment / systems and fiber optic cable splicing and termination.  Troubleshooting, maintenance, and operation of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical equipment / machinery is required. Working overtime and performance of duties in adverse conditions / weather will be required.  Candidates are required to have an associate degree in Electricity, Electronics, or equivalent military / professional training. Possess an Illinois class A CDL or can obtain one within 6 months of employment. Candidate must have the ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds with reasonable physical stamina.  Candidates with a more extensive background in electric utility operations and maintenance are encouraged to apply.  Full-time position with competitive compensation and excellent benefit package. 

Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located below no later than March 15, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Complete the Employment Application here or an application can be picked up at the City Clerk's Office. 

Full-Time Information Technology (IT) Help Desk Technician

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a Full-Time Information Technology Help Desk Technician.  This position will assist the IT Director with the City’s information technology operations, ensuring the department provides efficient and effective technical support service.  This includes, but not limited to, responding to help desk requests utilizing a ticketing system, trouble shooting system and network complications, installing and configuring various computer systems and network hardware.  Qualified individual will have a two-year degree (IT related preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  IT certifications preferred.  Knowledge of Windows environment and Active Directory required. 

Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located below no later than February 16, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Complete the Employment Application here or an application can be picked up at the City Clerk's Office. 

Electric Department
Journeyman or Late Stage Apprentice Lineman

The City of Peru Electric Department is currently seeking an individual for a Lineman position (Journeyman or Late-Stage Apprentice).  This position is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems. 

Qualified Journeyman applicants must have completed an approved 4-year Lineman Apprenticeship and should have experience in all phases of underground and overhead electric distribution.  Experience in rubber glove up to 15KV and hot stick capabilities up to 138KV are also required.

Qualified Late-Stage Apprentice applicants should have completed a minimum of two (2) years in an approved apprentice program.

All applicants must be able to climb poles, work underground in confined spaces and possess a Class A CDL. 

Full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application below no later than January 31, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Apprentice Lineman Job Description

Journeyman Lineman Job Description

Complete the Employment Application here or an application can be picked up at the City Clerk's Office. 

Application Process:

A new application must be submitted each time you want to apply for a posted position, even if it is a position for which you have previously applied. Please be sure to read the entire employment application carefully and answer all the questions even if you are submitting a resume with your application. All relevant fields on the application must be completed to be considered for the vacancy.

Employment Application

Summer Employment Application

Important Items to Note:
  • If you do not have access to a computer at home to download and complete an application, computer access is available at public libraries or you can pick up a paper application at City Hall.
  • Information provided by applicants for career opportunities may be used to conduct background checks, reference checks or other activities related to the hiring process.
  • Because of the volume of applications received for some positions, not all applicants are granted an opportunity to interview. If you are selected to interview, a representative from the Human Resources Department will contact you after the advertised closing date for the vacancy.