Public Works Maintenance Worker

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Building Maintenance Public Works
  • Salary: $17.65 - $21.07 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary
This position is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and construction of roads, sidewalks, and drainage systems.

Major Duties
  • Performs related construction and maintenance tasks. (60%)
    • Assists in grading and establishing base for new street construction and building sites.
    • Assists in traffic control at work sites; installs traffic control devices.
    • Assists in the installation of storm drainage systems, including curbs, gutters and catch basins.
    • Clears brush and debris from storm drains; removes storm damaged trees.
    • Patches potholes, repairs sidewalks, and repairs utility cuts.
    • Assists in concrete finishing.
    • Assists in the fabrication and welding of handrails.
    • Constructs forms for sidewalks, inlet tops and boxes.
    • Performs routine equipment maintenance.
  • Performs equipment operation duties. (30%)
    • Operates light equipment to construct, maintain and improve streets and drainage systems.
    • Operates backhoe, dump truck and bobcat.
    • Operates dump trucks to transport materials.
    • Operates a variety of hand and power tools such as jack hammer and chain saw.
    • Operates light and medium duty equipment such as forklift and tractor.
    • Operates sewer jet and water pump.
    • Transports equipment to and from job sites.
  • Performs related duties. (10%)
    • Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
    • Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
    • Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, techniques and supplies used in street construction and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of City geography, including street, parking lot and manhole locations.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of job-related tools and equipment.
  • Skill in the use of light construction equipment.
  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Supervisory Controls
The Construction and Maintenance Crew Leader assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines include blueprints, work orders and City and department policies and procedures and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work
  • The work consists of related construction maintenance duties. Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist in street and drainage construction and maintenance activities. Success in this position ensures the provision of a well-maintained City infrastructure.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
Supervision Exercised

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; and
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Alabama Class B Commercial Driver's License within six months of employment.

Job Address

Auburn, Alabama United States View Map