Street Maintenance Worker I

Syracuse City Syracuse , UT 84075

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title: Street Maintenance Worker I

Department: Public Works

Reports To: Streets Superintendent

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Starting Wage: $13.54-$16.64 DOE

Close Date: April 18, 2019

Hours: 40 hours per week, additional hours as needed

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing a variety of entry-level duties related to support for off-site inspection of new construction or re-construction; maintenance of all street division vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure; and assisting street personnel in safe, proper and efficient execution of tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand job duties, proper equipment uses, safety practices, and standard operating procedures;

  • With the exception of seasonal employees, take on-call shifts which requires response as needed during nights, weekends, and holidays;

  • Assist with routine operation and maintenance of street infrastructure, including but not limited to snow removal, roadside mowing, road shoulder reinforcement, pot-hole repair, street sweeping, painting road markings, patching roads, clearing debris from roads, sidewalk repair, curb and gutter repair, street sign repair, and street lamp repair;

  • Assist with routine work for tasks, such as work orders, inventory of supplies, etc.

  • Perform general concrete and asphalt repair duties related to proper removal, installation, handling, and disposal;

  • Operate specialized heavy equipment for various duties related to public works responsibilities. Specialized heavy equipment includes: front-end loaders, backhoes, bucket trucks, snow plows, street sweepers, and salt spreaders;

  • Take assigned equipment, materials and manpower to the appropriate site and complete the project as directed by the Streets Superintendent;

  • Check and report mechanical problems of vehicles, equipment, and tools and assist with repair;

  • Respond to emergencies after hours, on weekends or holidays as needed, including at times when you are not on a designated on-call shift.

  • Maintain a productive working environment which includes, but is not limited to, a spirit of cooperation with co-workers, peers and the public,

  • Other duties as assigned by the Streets Superintendent.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Knowledge of safety procedures and policies required by OSHA and adopted by the City

  • Skilled in using electronic technology related to reporting, inspections, mapping, work-orders, communication, timekeeping, and software that improve efficiency in job performance;

  • Skilled in handling multiple projects with interruptions

  • Skilled in prioritizing and organizing workload to meet deadlines

  • Skilled in watching indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely;

  • Ability to receive and follow instructions;

  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt a reasonable course of action;

  • Ability to work a rotating on-call schedule in addition to the regular work schedule;

  • Ability to respond to emergency situations and handle them properly.

Physical Demands:

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 of this position.

While performing the duties of this job a significant amount of time spent in this position requires: standing; walking; sitting; using hands to finger, handle, or feel; the use of both hands and arms; reaching with hands and arms; actions that require stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; talking and hearing; and exerting force or lifting up to 50 pounds. Vision requirements must meet minimum requirement to possess a driver's license.

Specific job duties that require the physical demands stated herein, include tasks such as: street maintenance, asphalt and concrete work, street-light maintenance and installation, street sign install, pulling manhole lids, snowplowing, taking field measurements, operating heavy equipment, vehicle and equipment maintenance, computer work, etc.

Work Environment:

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 of this position.

A significant amount of time is spent working near moving mechanical parts and in outdoor weather conditions. A fair amount of time is spent working in high precarious places; in areas containing fumes or airborne particles; in areas with toxic or caustic chemicals; and in conditions experiencing vibration. Loud noise is typical in this position relating with heavy street maintenance and construction equipment. Occasionally very loud noise is experienced with jack hammers, compactors, and pumps. Hearing protection is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must live within 15 miles from City Hall to be able to respond quickly during on-call or emergency situations

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma or GED or able to obtain one within 6 months

  • Valid Utah Driver License

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants must complete a Syracuse City employment application online at www.syracuseut.com. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Syracuse City Hall Administration building located at 1979 W 1900 S, Syracuse, UT 84075 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants needing further information regarding the position or needing assistance due to a disability should contact Shauna Greer, at sgreer@syracuseut.com.


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Street Maintenance Worker I

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