Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary

Under general supervision of a Stormwater Supervisor with some direction from the Crew Leader, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of tasks in the general construction, repairs, and maintenance of stormwater controls, sidewalks, alleys, curbs, storm drains, etc.
 
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

  • Assists in the repair of City Stormwater, sidewalks, alleys, curbs, storm drains, pipes, gutters, and miscellaneous repairs as required.
  • Sets, forms, pours and finishes concrete to repair curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.
  • Performs street repairs and patching; lays asphalt, fills potholes.
  • Inspects work in progress and at completion for compliance with applicable policies, procedures, plans, specifications, and standards of quality and safety.
  • Monitors equipment operator to prevent damage to other utility lines while digging.
  • Answers emergency calls from the public and other agencies taking appropriate action such as placing traffic barricades, signage and cones as directed.
  • Completes reports on daily work assignments and activities as required.
  • May be required to remove debris, fallen trees and limbs; replace streets signs during or after hazardous weather or other emergencies.
  • Organizes tools, equipment and supplies necessary to complete assignments.
  • Inspects, cleans and maintains equipment and tools in safe operating order.
  • Performs routine inspections of assigned areas to detect any necessary repairs or hazardous conditions.
  • Maintains safety regulations including wearing appropriate clothing, erecting proper barricades and signage and using proper equipment and tools.
  • May be required to install signs as needed.
  • Paints street curbs, crosswalks and other traffic control signage.
  • Drives dump truck for assignments as required by supervisor.
 
Other Important Duties:
  • May be required to assists in the setup, teardown, and cleanup for special events and meetings.
  • May occasionally be required to work on-call, evenings or weekends.
  • Travels to attend meetings and training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of general maintenance and repair techniques for common tools and equipment used in general construction and maintenance work; and their basic safety precautions and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of assigned light equipment, power and hand tools.
  • Knowledge of safe handling techniques of hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in following oral and written communications and directions.
  • Skill in planning and organizing materials and supplies necessary to complete work orders or daily assignments.
  • Skill in operating assigned equipment, tools and vehicles.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to follow City policies and procedures.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Prefer High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May be required to obtain certification or licensure specific to area of assignment within six (6) months from date of employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical agility test, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must possess valid State of Texas Drivers License and must obtain State of Texas Class A CDL within six (6) months of employment date.

Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an outdoor environment.
  • May be subject to heavy manual labor such as painting, digging, building concrete forms, repairing asphalt, transporting, delivering and picking up debris, or other required equipment.
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, entering enclosed spaces, climbing ladders, lifting heavy equipment, digging potholes, swinging a sledgehammer, driving a dump truck, operating other equipment and other similar physically exerting activities on a daily basis
  • May be exposed to moving traffic, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, fumes, heights, confined spaces, trenches, air and water borne pathogens, body fluids, infectious diseases, rodents and insects.
  • Balancing - maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing - ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling - moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching - bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling - perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering - picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping - applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling - picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 - perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 - receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling - bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting - raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity - ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing - use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching - extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Speaking - expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing - for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping - bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment:     
  • Work performed is primarily heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:
  • Equipment utilized includes sledge hammer, shovel, dump truck, hand/power tools and equipment specific to area of assignment, ladders, testing equipment, generators, water pumps, and department vehicles.

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