Public Works Street and Utilities Maintenance
Position Title: Public Works Streets and Utilities Maintenance
Department: Public Works
Supervisor: Public Works Director
Status: Full time, regular, essential
Salary Range: $24 to $26.50 per hour, DOQ
Benefits: Medical, Dental, PERA and Other
Position Description: This position will support the operations of the Street Department, Parks Department and Water and Wastewater Utilities.
Scope of Employment: This position will be primarily responsible for assisting in the operation, maintenance and improvements to the city streets, stormwater and trail system. Typical job duties include performing manual tasks related to repair and maintenance of city streets such as blacktop patching, concrete patching and repair, repairing and replacing traffic signs, culvert repair and pavement improvement and markings. This position also maintains the storm sewer system, including cleaning, repairing, rebuilding, unclogging and de-icing drains and storm sewers. Additionally, this position will also prepare trucks and equipment needed for snow and ice removal and perform snow and ice removal activities. Experience repairing light and heavy equipment, vehicles and tools is beneficial, but not required.
This position will also be responsible for assisting in the operation, maintenance and improvements to the water treatment process and wastewater collection system. With the support and supervision of the Water and Wastewater Director, this position will support general labor tasks including repair and maintenance of pumps, motors, meters and hydrants; monitor and clean lift stations, jet sanitary sewers and perform other related work required for the operation of the municipal water distribution and wastewater collection system. There will be rotating on-call obligations with this position, with all Public Works employees rotating one on-call week and weekend once every five or six weeks.
Skills and Qualifications: Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent degree, be able to attain a Minnesota Class B Driver’s License with air brake endorsement within six months of hire, and have experience operating light and heavy equipment, vehicles and tools. Applicants should also possess basic computer and office skills and be experienced in the safe operation of equipment necessary to complete maintenance activities including; trucks, loaders, backhoes, pressure washers, and other specialized utility equipment.
Persons holding this position are minimally required to have substantial manual dexterity and the ability to operate small, medium or large hand tools, electrical, gas or engine powered tools, and vehicles. The ability to accurately make and record instrument observations with notes or other documentation is required. The ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds is required. Considerable customer satisfaction and human relation skills are required along with routine problem solving abilities.
Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Completed City Application (Employment Application) and three References to City Hall: 6031 Main Street, Rockford, Minnesota, 55373 by 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 26th, 2021. For more information, please visit our website at www.cityofrockford.org, or contact City Hall (763) 634-8768.