Public Services Skilled Worker (Grade 7)

City Of Huntsville, AL Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

Nature of Work

This is heavy manual work requiring considerable skill in the construction, maintenance, and repair of city streets, sewers, drainage systems, facilities, equipment, and property. Work involves considerable knowledge in laying out work, and performing the skilled portions of the work involving heavy manual labor.

Assignments are received verbally or in writing from a Crew leader, Supervisor, or Superintendent and reviewed daily for completeness and accuracy. Additional guidance is received through Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances and Departmental and City policies and procedures. Work is reviewed for completeness, accuracy, quality, results obtained and through performance evaluations.

Reads grade stakes for setting concrete forms and batter boards for pipeline; sets up grade with laser for laying pipe for drainage systems and for pouring concrete. Pours concrete for curbs and gutters, "S" type inlets, driveways, sidewalks, French drains, cross drains, manhole inverts, and pillars; builds forms and boxes; finishes cement; and removes forms and boxes from set cement. Regrades ditches; lays bricks, rocks, and pipes; builds boxes and manholes, retaining walls and curbs.

Removes asphalt from base failures and repairs utility and sewer cuts; monitors and makes adjustments to asphalt plant in street repairs; uses burner; adjusts temperature; breaks up asphalt with shovel and rake; levels street; installs keyways for driveways; repairs potholes; rakes asphalt; packs and rolls asphalt; seals cracks. Assembles and lubricates parts; cleans and maintains equipment. Digs out and repairs drainage pipes, sewer lines, manholes, curbs, gutters, and driveways; cleans and maintains drainage systems, sewer lines, manholes, curbs, and gutters; builds berms and swales; dips ditches to correct grade; may communicate with home owners regarding right-of-ways and easements; sets grade; builds forms; restores and landscapes ground and street areas surrounding excavations.

Builds forms for "S" type inlets, boxes, retaining walls, barricades, and flashers. Utilizes jack hammers, air compressors, generators, shovel, rake, broom, chain saws, hydraulic power units, and associated attachments; may operate asphalt roller; pick up, infrared heater, bob cat, survey pole and level, square, float and edger, various types of trucks, batter boards, hydro-seeder, air blower, tripod, various types of wrenches, laser, tamp, asphalt tamp, pot hole patcher, bull float and other related equipment while performing essential functions. Ensures proper safety precautions have been taken; sets out traffic cones; puts out barricades; flags traffic.

May drive various trucks or equipment to the worksite; performs a daily inventory of working tools. Communicates with homeowners, the public, utility companies, other departments, and others to discuss work to be performed while performing essential functions. May serve as a crew leader during their absence or lead, instruct, and train semi-skilled laborers.

Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Cleans tools and truck. Completes daily reports.

Ensures proper tools and equipment are loaded onto the crew truck; inspects equipment; purchases supplies; inventories supplies. May load and/or operate a salt truck, during periods of ice and snow; assists with hooking up snow equipment. Performs Preventative Maintenance on equipment.

Physical and Environmental Factors:

Work is performed outside in adverse weather conditions and exposes the employee to loud noise levels from machines and trucks, chemicals, wetness, dangerous gases, raw sewage, blood, sharp objects, and unsanitary conditions. Work also exposes employee to vibrations, poor lighting, diesel fumes from machinery, animal and insect bites, and hazards associated with working around traffic, heavy equipment and in trenches.

Protective equipment is required such as gloves, safety glasses, boots, hard hats, orange vests and traffic flags. Work requires the physical ability to lift heavy objects for sustained periods of time; stand or sit for extended periods of time in confined spaces; walk for long distances over uneven terrain; finger dexterity to operate a variety of machines and tools; and the ability to climb in and out of ditches and manholes plus over fences. Work also involves the ability to crawl, bend, and move their back and arms while pushing and pulling, squatting, bending, or stooping.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency is desired and experience in maintenance and construction work; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following listed knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of the common practices, methods, and materials used in maintenance or construction. Knowledge of the tool and equipment used in skill labor work. Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time. Ability to operate jack hammers, air compressors, generators, shovel, rake, broom, and chain saws; may operate asphalt roller; pick up, infrared heater, bob cat, survey pole and level, square, float and edger, various types of trucks, batter boards, hydro-seeder, air blower, tripod, various types of wrenches, laser, tamp, asphalt tamp, pot hole patcher, bull float and other related equipment while performing essential functions. Ability to lead or direct a small crew of less skilled workers to perform skilled maintenance and repair work. Ability to set grades from engineering stakes.

Necessary Special Requirements:

A valid driver's license is required.

A Commercial Driver's License, Class A is desired.

SKILLS TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED

Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville's EEOP Short Form Upon Request



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