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23 Sep 2020

Full-Time Street Maintenance Worker I

City of Newton – Posted by cityofnewtonks Anywhere

Job Description

Street Maintenance Worker I
$28,849.60 Annually
Newton, KS
Job Type
Public Works

A position in public works is more than a job – you’ll become a member of our family. We are hard-working, honest, reliable professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure our community’s infrastructure needs are met.

When you join us, you will work on a variety of projects, develop your skills, and solve problems for the benefit of all Newton residents.

We would love to have you join us. Apply today.

Under the supervision of the Street Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker I performs unskilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of city streets and alleys. The employee in this position patches pavement cuts and potholes, places concrete and asphalt, and cleans the job site. This employee cleans catch basins, concrete forms and tools and performs similar laborious tasks.

Duties Performed
Essential Functions:

Operates small and medium sized trucks;
Patches pavement cuts and holes in streets; seals cracks and applies surface treatments to pavements;
Uses small hand and power tools such as shovel, broom, paving breaker or circular saw;
Operates small motorized equipment including ground compactor, plate compactor, concrete saw;
Cleans catch basins and drainage channels;
Places concrete and asphalt;
Cleans job site, concrete forms, tools and equipment;
Removes snow and ice from roadways;
Sets up and removes work zone traffic control devices;
Removes traffic hazards from roadways;
Performs the duties of the Maintenance Worker II when required;
Performs equipment, sign, and signal maintenance;
Responds to after hour emergencies as needed.

Marginal Functions:
May occasionally collect solid waste and recyclable materials;
Trim trees as needed and within job description parameters;
Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Experience: Three to six months of related experience and /or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Education: High school diploma or GED preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skills: Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and safety guidelines of equipment used. Ability to use a variety of hand tools, power tools and small motorized equipment. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Problem Solving: Limited problem solving exists in this position.

Decision Making: Limited decision making exists in this position.

Accountability: Employee is responsible for performing assigned duties efficiently and for proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment.

Personal Relations: Frequent contact with other city employees and some contact with the public. Continual exposure to the public while working on streets.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Residency Requirement: Must live within 20 miles of intersection of First & Main streets.

Working Conditions: Manual labor is required. Adverse weather conditions and working in traffic are factors in this position.

Physical requirements: Maintenance Worker I’s physical job demands include occasional maximum lift of 100 lbs from floor to waist; occasional maximum lift of 27 lbs floor to waist; frequent maximum lift of 50 lbs knuckle to waist; occasional maximum carry of 100 lbs; frequent maximum carry of 40 lbs 25 feet; occasional maximum push/pull force of 90 lbs; occasional maximum horizontal pull force of 45 lbs; occasional maximum horizontal push force of 80 lbs; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 100 lbs; frequent maximum grip force 65 lbs; constant maximum grip force 10 lbs; occasional climb up to 29″ ht; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend; frequent bend/crouch; occasional crouch/kneel; frequent neck flexion; occasional trunk rotation; constant hand coordination; constant foot coordination; frequent balance; frequent sit; constant stand and constant walk.

The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAAA employer striving to be inclusive and representative of our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Construction/Plumbing & HVAC / Skilled Trades. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 26 days.

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