Street Maintenance Tech I/Ii/Iii/Iv

City Of Abilene Abilene , TX 79601

Posted 6 days ago

Description

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under immediate supervision, to perform skilled work in the construction and maintenance of street and alley systems to include, earth work preparation in the right-of-way, construction of rigid (portland concrete), flexible (asphaltic) base, and gravel surfaces as well as the operation and preventive maintenance care of heavy construction, maintenance equipment, and machinery.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The Street Maintenance Technicians (SMT) I, II, and III exercise no supervision. The SMT IV may exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level staff.

Examples of Duties

Operate dump trucks that have the capacity to haul up to 18 tons of materials.

Perform minor maintenance and servicing on equipment operated.

Perform manual work as required.

May operate mechanical sweeper.

Operate various compaction rollers up to 10 tons.

Pull various utility trailers with pickup and dump truck.

Street Maintenance Technician II

Operate 2,000 gallon water truck, including earth moving equipment.

Operate vibratory steel wheel and pneumatic rollers for compaction of natural soils or chemically prepared soils in the sub-grade or base.

Operate various street sweepers to include: vacuum and mechanical.

Operate skid steer loader.

May operate rubber tire loader and stabilizer/recycler.

Street Maintenance Technician III

Operate a self-propelled loader in excess of three yard capacity.

Operate a 2,000 gallon liquid asphalt distributor.

Operate a backhoe of less than 14 feet extension.

Operate black-top paving machine to specified depth.

Perform minor servicing to assigned equipment; report mechanical or other problems.

Compact hot mix asphalt with steel wheel or pneumatic roller during the finishing phase.

Stockpile base in confined spaces for use in construction projects.

Street Maintenance Technician IV

Operate a motor grader with blade, scarifier, and other attachments in the maintenance and repair of gravel streets, alleys, and roads; blade streets, alleys, roads, shoulders, and flood control areas to obtain proper grade, crown, and slope.

Process base for asphalt and rigid paving in confined areas.

As required, operate a 10-ton truck tractor to haul heavy equipment to various sites.

Set metal and wooden forms, place reinforcing steel and various preparation work for the placement of concrete.

Level concrete to a specified depth and workable consistency with the use of a wooden, aluminum, or powered screed.

Remove rough or defective spots from concrete and/or flexible surfaces

OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES

Patch potholes with use of roller and utility trailer.

Place traffic control devices as directed on construction projects.

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Operation of large construction trucks and smaller construction equipment such as drills, jack hammers, and concrete saws.

Operating characteristics and servicing of one or more types of medium automotive and related equipment.

Work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned equipment and operations.

Applicable traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in the operation of assigned equipment.

Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:

Operate and care for a variety of tools, machinery, and equipment used in the area of work assigned.

Safely operate a motor vehicle and other equipment.

Ability to:

Obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required within 45 days of hire.

Locate, understand, and find information in Materials Safety Data Sheets.

Perform minor equipment maintenance and repairs.

Understand and follow oral written instructions and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Make minor operating adjustments and recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Education/Training:

A high school diploma or GED is required for all positions.

Street Maintenance Technician I

Experience:

This is an entry-level position.

Previous experience in the operation and servicing of light and medium construction equipment is required.

Previous light/medium construction equipment experience is preferred.

Street Maintenance Technician II

Distinguishing Characteristics:

A basic understanding of both rigid and flexible pavements.

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).

Ability to:

Properly place traffic control devices as directed by the crew leader and/or supervisor.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Experience:

Experience in the operation and servicing of heavy and large construction equipment is required.

Education/Training:

Six (6) months of work experience in the Street Division and/or formal training in the operation of heavy equipment from and accredited school or training program is required. Two (2) years of work experience is preferred.

License or Certificate:

A Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), which includes the Water Tank and Air Brake endorsements.

Work Zone Traffic Control certification.

Street Maintenance Technician III

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Journeyman level class in the Street Maintenance Technician Series. This is a skilled position and requires the ability to meet rough grades in base preparation with heavy equipment and a moderate understanding of rigid and flexible pavements.

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

On-Call and emergency policies and procedures.

Operating characteristics of heavy equipment in maintenance and construction projects.

Heavy construction techniques.

Flexible and rigid pavements.

Skill to:

Operate a variety of heavy equipment including 2,000 gallon asphalt distributor, rubber tired loader, hot mix lay down machine, back hoe loader, and chip spreader.

Operate and use variety of tools and equipment required for concrete work including cement mixer, power trowels, plate compactor, concrete saw, air compressor, jackhammer, flat bed dump truck, and assorted hand tools (trowels, edgers, and floats).

Ability to:

Rough grade using heavy equipment.

Perform maintenance and construction work to a high standard of engineering accuracy.

Finish rigid pavements.

Respond to On-Call/Emergency duties.

Properly place traffic control devices as directed by the crew leader and/or supervisor.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Experience:

Four (4) years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment and/or Street Maintenance Technician II positions is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Hazardous Cargo Endorsement on Class A (CDL).

Street Maintenance Technician IV

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Advance journey level class in the Street Maintenance Technician Series and includes principles of laying rigid and flexible pavements. This is a highly skilled position and work requires the ability to meet finished, engineered grades in base preparation; ability to set concrete forms to engineered specifications; place reinforcing steel; lay hot mix asphalt with asphalt rake/loot or laydown machine.

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Methods, techniques, tools, equipment, and materials used in constructing concrete forms, preparing and installing reinforcing steel, and performing concrete finishing work.

Methods, techniques, tools, equipment, and materials used in placement and compaction of various types of hot mix asphalt.

Skill to:

Operate a variety of heavy equipment including motorgrader, tractor crawler loader, and truck tractor/equipment and tanker trailer.

Finish rigid pavement and lay hot mix asphalt to final engineered grades.

Ability to:

Perform the final grade with heavy equipment.

Place, level, and finish hot mix asphalt to a specified engineer's grade.

Perform skilled concrete finishing work with accuracy and speed.

Operate tracked loader and various equipment to demolish buildings.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Experience:

Three (3) years of experience equivalent to a Street Maintenance Technician III or, three (3) years of previous experience in the construction and maintenance of rigid and flexible pavement is required and four (4) years is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Certification in traffic management for first responder and/or First Responder awareness levels and/or Disaster Site Worker.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 90 pounds.

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb.

Exposure to noise, extreme heat and cold of outdoors, vibration, chemicals, and

mechanical hazards.

Ability to travel to different sites.

Supplemental Information

City of Abilene Core Values

Respect

  • Demonstrating through our actions that we hold ourselves and our citizens in high enough regard to do what we say we will do, in the timeframe we commit to.

  • Recognizing that everyone has dignity and deserves helpful, courteous, and prompt attention.

  • Consistently doing what is necessary, expected, and required, and when able to do so, exceeding expectations.

Integrity

  • Possessing an unwavering commitment to doing the right things right.

  • Consistently adhering to high professional and ethical standards.

  • Keeping commitments to our citizens, co-workers, and others.

Service Above Self

  • Being open and approachable to council members, citizens, and our fellow employees at all times.

  • Treating our customers like we would like to be treated.

  • Fostering a servant's heart in ourselves and each other by conscientiously doing what is best for the community in all cases.

  • Passionately committed to serving others.

  • Helping to make our citizens' lives better.

  • Finding ways to say yes.

Excellence in All We Do

  • Delivering on promises made, taking personal responsibility for achieving community-minded goals.

  • Leading by example, recognizing the importance of working together to meet everyone's needs, treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

  • Sharing resources and information freely.

  • Communicating regularly and honestly with council members, citizens, and employees.

  • Having a can-do attitude.

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