Maintenance Worker-Street 2-15-2013
City of Hickory, NC - Hickory, NC

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This position is responsible for performing general laboring duties such as mowing, weedeating, cleaning ditches, catch basins, gutters, culverts and other drainage structures; removes debris; patches holes and cuts in streets; snow removal; other duties as assigned. Must have the ability to perform a variety of heavy manual work in all weather types. May be required to work overtime during emergency situations. Minimum age of 18. Must possess a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of a valid Class "C" driver's license from NC.

Major Duties:

Cuts tree limbs and branches; picks up brush and leaves; operates a chainsaw.

Assists with performing street maintenance duties.

Cleans ditches and drainage pipes.

Picks up litter, trash, and dead animals along city streets.

Directs traffic at work sites.

Loads and unloads equipment and supplies; sets up and cleans up work sites.

Operates jack hammer, front-end loader, back hoe, and other equipment as needed.

Sows grass and spreads straw.

Operates a snow plow.

Sets up and cleans up for special events.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge of city and safety policies and procedures.

Skill in using such tools and equipment as a shovel, rake, chainsaw, chipper, and weed-eater.

Skill in following instructions.

Supplemental Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts, and inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.