Title: Maintenance Technician-Streets & Drainage
Department: Public Works
Reports To: Field Operations Manager
Salary range: $30,018-$48,780
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Under the general supervision of the Fields Operations Manager, the position is responsible for performing semi-skilled manual tasks in the repair and maintenance of the Town’s streets, buildings and grounds.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction and maintenance of Town streets and storm drains.
Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, bush hog, bucket truck, dump trucks and other equipment.
Maintains and cleans streets by clearing ditches, drains and catch basins; trim tree limbs; assists with building storm drains and pouring of concrete forms and asphalt patches to maintain street quality and storm water run-off; clears right of ways and mows grass along roadways.
Patches and repairs sidewalks and other paved areas; sets metal forms and pours concrete and smooth and finishes the concrete.
Assists in laying and connecting pipe.
Operates vehicles and equipment such as, but not limited to asphalt packer, tractor, trencher, etc. to perform daily tasks such as repairing and patching streets and digging trenches.
Raises manhole covers and breaks area around hole with jack hammer.
Responsible for using the sweeper truck to clean curbs and gutters in accordance with the schedule set by the department for all streets within Town limits.
Operates the Vacuum truck when cleaning catch basins of all debris and leaves; and the Jet Vac machine while cleaning pipe culverts and the inside of other pipes.
Responsible for maintaining the sweeper truck and Vac-Machine to ensure it operates properly and communicates with the Shop Foreman regarding any repairs or scheduled maintenance due.
Maintains records for tonnage of street debris collected for both the Sweeper and Vacuum Truck.
Responsible for keeping dump trash free and communicating with the supervisor in regards to its condition.
Maintains retention ponds for storm water and reporting any issues to the supervisor.
Manually loads and unloads materials from the trucks.
Participates in snow removal/sand spreading operations in inclement weather.
Cleans and maintains assigned vehicles and equipment; performs basic to intermediate equipment maintenance to ensure safe operation.
Performs all work in adherence with federal, state and local regulations, policies, procedures and standards of quality and safety.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance regardless of area of responsibility.
Prepares accurate and complete records of work performed.
Attends job related trainings, meetings, etc. as required to enhance job knowledge and skills.
Works in weather conditions that include, but not limited to severe hot and or cold weather; severe conditions such as snow, rain and/or hail.
May be exposed to infectious bodily fluid.
Performs all work in adherence with policies, procedures and standards of quality and safety.
Perform related duties and assignments as directed by the department.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Operates various hand and power tools and light to heavy equipment as required in mowing, landscaping, weed eating and street clean-up; may operate the back hoe, dump truck, riding mower, track mower, drill press, drill table and skill saws and other specialized equipment such as, but not limited to air ratchets and/or an auger to assist other areas of the department as needed.
Maintains grounds around Town buildings, in the park and cemetery; trims and prunes trees and shrubberies, plants, waters, mows and fertilizes grass, trees and flowers; sprays weed killer under the supervision of certified personnel; and rakes and picks up leaves and trash as deemed necessary by the department’s supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the area of work assigned; working knowledge of the work related hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with areas of assigned work; Considerable knowledge and skill in carpentry, grounds maintenance and maintenance and repair of storm water related equipment; general knowledge of BMP (Basic Maintenance Practices) for retention ponds; working knowledge of asphalt and concrete; working knowledge of the safe use and operation of vehicles and mechanical equipment; knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to operations of motorized equipment; ability to operate various light, heavy and mower equipment with skill and safety; ability to exert heavy physical effort in varied weather conditions over long periods; ability to read and understand oral and written instructions; ability to acquire knowledge of the operating details and procedures involved in performing a variety of manual tasks; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and citizens.
Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
Must have a valid North Carolina or South Carolina’s drivers’ license with a clean record and the ability to drive Town-owned vehicles.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or GED and one to two years of experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction work and the ability to read and write is required.
Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
Must possess the visual acuity to make visual inspections of work assigned and completed, read meters, use measurement devices, operate machines and perform mechanical and trade tasks.