Maintenance I - Streets

City of Leander, Texas - Leander, TX (30+ days ago)


Summary Summary: Under the direction of the Street Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker I provides a variety of maintenance duties which include construction, repair and maintenance of city services and facilities, maintenance of streets, signage, painting, public right-of-way, and storm water detention ponds, traffic signals and drainage systems. Worker must be in compliance with safety procedures and usage of safety equipment. Employee must be able to be scheduled for "on-call" rotation. Maintenance Worker I will help train new employees.

Starting salary $14.71 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Perform the repair, maintenance and reconstruction of streets and alleys; apply crack seal, and overlay.
  • Perform mowing and tree trimming in storm water detention ponds, drains, creeks and public right-of ways.
  • Employee adherence to safety policy which includes proper use of safety equipment.
  • Perform maintenance on city buildings, grounds and systems.
  • Perform maintenance on traffic signals by installing new equipment, replace or repair signal heads and hardware, controllers, flashers, switches, time base coordinators and detector loops.
  • Evaluate, maintain, and fabricate street signs in city.
  • Perform painting, sandblasting, and construction work.
  • Repair guardrails and bridges, perform concrete work.
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles in safe working order.
  • Assist mechanic with light mechanic duty, as assigned.
  • Maintain and install street lights.
  • Subject to after-hours call out for emergency situations including on call rotation and special events.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • None.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None.

Required Education and/or Experience:
High School Graduation or G.E.D.; six months to twelve months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one year to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Texas commercial driver license class A or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.

Core Competencies & Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Core Competencies:
Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Dependability: Responds to requests for service and assistance. Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests.

Specialized Competencies:
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. Makes timely decisions.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards. Completes work in timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly. Achieves established goals.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before co-workers. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English.

Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids:
Ability to operate a dump truck, bucket lift truck, motor grader, backhoe, skid loader, roller, grader, gradall, and small hand tools, chainsaw, shovel, two-way radio, telephone, computer, measuring devices; ability to drive a vehicle to and from various work sites.
Steel-toed leather boots, steel-toed rubber boots, gloves, eye protection, head protection, safety vest, and ear protection.

Physical Demands & Additional Information Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

Working Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (moderate, loud, very loud).

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.