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JOB TITLE: MAINTENANCE WORKER
SECTION: OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE - STREETS
REPORTS TO: OPERATION & MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR
CLASSIFICATION: FULL-TIME, HOURLY (NON-EXEMPT)
PAY RATE: $17.47/HR, FULLY BENEFITED
Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks to ensure the smooth operation of City streets and stormwater system in compliance with appropriate safety standards and City expectations. May also plan and prioritize construction, provide functional leadership for temporary employees, and provide input in operations and maintenance.
Works under the general supervision of Section Lead.
Assists with planning, scheduling and implementation of maintenance and operation activities designed to provide a quality environment for the City of Liberty Lake.
In coordination with the Operation & Maintenance Director and Section Lead(s), responds to complaints and service requests regarding streets, parks and golf maintenance and operations.
Coordinate with the onsite mechanic to ensure proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
Operates various light and heavy equipment and tools, and train staff appropriately on safety and use of such equipment.
Performs emergency or specialty maintenance work within the limits of available tools, equipment, supplies, and funding.
Ensures safe travel of roads and rights of ways by but not limited to: patching holes, cleaning stormwater system, fixing signs.
Responds to weather conditions like snow and ice to ensure City owned streets and parking lots.
May be required to work weekends, be on-call and/or called back to work with or without notice to respond to the maintenance needs of the City.
Maybe be assigned to other departments as workloads adjust.
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices.
Performs scheduled and assigned maintenance, repair, and service work on City streets, rights-of-ways, storm water system, medians, and equipment.
Other duties include but not limited to: Work zone set up tear down, flagging, asphalt/concrete repair, pruning, striping, equipment maintenance.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum Criteria)
Education: Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent.
Basic knowledge of MUTCD, trench safety, and OSHA.
Experience: Two to three years of experience in street maintenance, storm water maintenance, along with heavy equipment operation.
Knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in street maintenance, construction and repair activities. Basic knowledge of computer including software programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and proficient in technological skills.
Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to follow through with appropriate paperwork, invoicing, documentation in a timely manner.
A key value of the City is customer service. This position requires considerable knowledge, ability and skill in the principles and practices of excellent customer service as practiced in both the private and public sectors. It requires the ability to effectively meet and deal with the public; the ability to handle stressful situations; the ability to greet and respond to customers in a friendly, pleasant and professional manner using appropriate inflection, grammar and syntax; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public; the ability to maintain a professional, courteous, and pleasant demeanor in difficult and stressful situations; and the ability to diplomatically deal with difficult people. A willingness to expend extra effort to help the public find answers or information relative to their inquiry or complaint is expected.
Possession of a valid Class B CDL driver’s license with tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days.
Flagging card or ability to obtain one with in six (6) months.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in adverse weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet, cold and/or humid conditions and vibration.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.