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Public Works Maintenance Worker I

Company: City of Bridgeport TX
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT, TEXAS

MAINTENANCE WORKER I/LABORER

FLSA: non-exempt STARTING PAY: $18.00/hour DOQ

HOURS: Full time, Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

BENEFITS: The City currently offers all full time employees the following benefits: Pension plan through TMRS with 2:1 employer matching & vesting in five years. Nine paid holidays plus three paid floating personal days; paid vacations and sick days; and a sick day pool. The City pays for the entire portion of the employee's health and vision insurance as well as a large portion of the dependent's coverage. Dental insurance is offered to the employee & their family. The City has a telemedicine plan available to the employee & their family at no charge. Employees are provided with $30K life/ADD insurance with an option to purchase additional and/or dependent coverage. The City has access to a 457(b) retirement savings plan as well as AFLAC, and an HSA savings account. Additionally, the City provides a $200/month benefit allowance to its full time employees to assist in paying for the employee's portion of benefits. The City pays a monthly cell phone allowance and offers extra pay for bilingual employees as applicable.

DEFINITION: Under direct supervision of the Foreman, to perform semi-skilled and skilled labor in the construction, maintenance, and repair of streets; to maintain the water distribution and the sewage collection systems; to perform general maintenance tasks at the water and wastewater plants; and to perform general maintenance activities as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives direct supervision from the assigned Foreman. Exercises no supervision.

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS -- _Essential and other _

_important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: _

Essential Functions:

1. Ability to work successfully under stress without all of the necessary tools, information or resources.
2. Operates construction and maintenance equipment and power tools such as the front-end loader, backhoe, grader, paving machine, compressor, jack hammer and concrete saw.

3. Operates dump truck for hauling, excavation, filling ditches; builds forms and pours concrete.

4. Installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.

5. Fills pot holes in streets; makes and installs traffic signs.
6. Operates tractor/mower to keep rights-of-way clean; removes paper from rights-of-way; operates tree chipper.
7. Installs and maintains water and sewer mains and lines in the water distribution and collection systems; repairs water leaks.
8. Drives city trucks and equipment as instructed.
9. Maintains a shop that is clean, orderly, and in safe working condition; sorts tools and materials.
10. Performs general carpentry tasks.
11. Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
12. Responds to emergencies as needed.
13. Assists other departments as needed and performs other works as required.
14. Accurately completes all necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
15. Available for "on-call" work as needed.
16. Attends work regularly as scheduled and remains alert at all times.

Marginal Functions:
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
Methods and techniques of general construction, maintenance and repair related to the area of work assigned.
Hand tools and equipment associated with the construction, maintenance and repair related to the area of work assigned.
Safe operation, care and appearance of city vehicles and/or equipment.
Safety precautions and practices necessary when working with vehicles and equipment.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skills:
Skills to drive/operate a variety of City equipment and vehicles.
Skills in concrete construction.

Ability to:
Follow instructions and operate tractor/mower and other maintenance vehicles.
Accept training and supervision in a willing and pleasant manner.
Follow the practices and common rules of safety in the work place.
Hear clearly when working around equipment and in traffic, using proper safety precautions.
Communicate effectively and courteously with the public and other city employees.
See, read, speak and understand written or verbal instructions.
Carry out oral and written direction.
Learn to perform a variety of maintenance, construction and repair work.
Learn basic techniques of carpentry, plumbing, painting, welding and maintenance and repair.
Learn techniques of concrete finishing and repair.
Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.
Perform heavy manual labor.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
_Walking or standing for extended periods of time _
_Operating assigned equipment._
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:

_Making observations _
_Communicating with others _
_Operating assigned equipment and vehicles._

Experience and Training Guidelines
_Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: _

Experience:
Some general maintenance experience performing field maintenance work is desirable but not required.

Training:

Equivalent to a High school diploma or GED required.

License or Certificate

Possession of & ability to maintain, an appropriate, valid Texas driver's license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain when directed , a valid Texas Class A commercial driver's license with a tanker endorsement.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions : Repair and maintenance environment. Subject to after hours call out for emergency situations. Most duties in this class are performed under periodically disagreeable working conditions, working outside, sometimes in adverse weather, exposed to water, mud, dirt and grease; some positions may require more frequent exposure to disagreeable conditions including paint fumes, caustic chemicals, equipment noise and vibration, and dampness. Incumbents are exposed to the noise of machinery and vehicles, fumes, exhaust emissions, grease, engine oils, solvents, chemicals, dust, electrical hazards, mechanical hazards, vehicle hazards and vibration; exposure to inclement weather when conducting field repairs; environment includes noise and work with moving objects and vehicles. This position requires incumbents to stand and walk on level and slippery/uneven surfaces, twist, bend, push, pull, crouch, climb stairs, reach, bend and crawl, grasp, drag, lift and carry items weighing 100 pounds or less. Incumbents may work above shoulder level with power and/or hand tools weighing 15 pounds or less and in confined spaces. Incumbents drive/operate

City vehicles/equipment, assist in the testing of, and are exposed to, a wide variety of vehicles, equipment and hand and power tools.

Physical Conditions : Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking extended periods of time; lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing maintenance and repair tasks; adequate vision, hearing, and speech required; must be able to operate assigned equipment and vehicles.

BENEFITS: The City currently offers all full time employees the following benefits: Pension plan through TMRS with 2:1 employer matching & vesting in five years. Nine paid holidays plus three paid floating personal days; paid vacations and sick days; and a sick day pool. The City pays for the entire portion of the employee's health and vision insurance as well as a large portion of the dependent's coverage. Dental insurance is offered to the employee & their family. The City has a telemedicine plan available to the employee & their family at no charge. Employees are provided with $30K life/ADD insurance with an option to purchase additional and/or dependent coverage. The City has access to a 457(b) retirement savings plan as well as AFLAC, and an HSA savings account. Additionally, the City provides a $200/month benefit allowance to its full time employees to assist in paying for the employee's portion of benefits. The City pays a monthly cell phone allowance and offers extra pay for bilingual employees as applicable.

DISCLAIMERS
This job description is:
1. Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by any employee assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be a complete list of all job duties, responsibilities, and/or behaviors of employees in this job. It is intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation.
2. Not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision.
3. Not an employment agreement or contract. The City of Bridgeport has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

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Keywords: City of Bridgeport TX, Denton , Public Works Maintenance Worker I, Professions , Bridgeport, Texas

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