This is a vocational training level position for current GPISD high school students.
Interns in this job are placed in the vocational training level 1 and will advance to a higher level based upon successful completion of training and meeting the established criteria for each level. Interns are trained by qualified street maintenance personnel and will work under close supervision.
Interns who successfully progress through the training levels may be considered for full-time employment upon graduation from high school.
Throughout the period of internship, the following duties will be learned and performed:
Drive and operate moderate to heavy construction equipment on routine assignments or on a training basis, including skid steer loaders, asphalt rollers, concrete saws, and backhoes.
Repair and patch streets by hand-sweeping surfaces, loading asphalt, and raking and shoveling asphalt.
Participate in working with all small street patching crew in completing work orders.
Participate in concrete work such as curb, gutter, and sidewalk repair.
Inspect ditches, drainage areas and roadside shoulders for removal of weeds and application of herbicides.
Drive a variety of pickups and dump trucks.
Perform regular storm drain maintenance and emergency storm work.
Install traffic cones and barricades as necessary.
Clean and care for tools and equipment.
Repair storm drains, catch basins, and storm drain pipes.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
--Must be enrolled in a GPISD Work Base Program
--No experience required
--Must possess a valid Texas driver's license
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, perform semi-skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, gutters, and related public works facilities, perform heavy physical labor, communicate and work well with others.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Motorized vehicles and equipment including utility truck, backhoe, front-end loader, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile or portable radio and phone.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Completion of online application
Rating of education and experience
Oral interview and reference check
Job related testing may be required
A pre-employment drug test is required.
Starting Pay: $8.55/hour
Closing Date: 1/11/2013 Skills / Requirements
City of Grand Prairie - 19 months ago