City of Newton

Street Maintenence Worker I - City of Newton

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A position in public works is more than a job – you'll become a member of our family. We are hard-working, honest, reliable professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure our community's infrastructure needs are met. When you join us, you will work on a variety of projects, develop your skills, and solve problems for the benefit of all Newton residents.  Please submit your application here now.  

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Street Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker I performs unskilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of city streets and alleys. The employee in this position patches pavement cuts and potholes places concrete and asphalt and cleans the job site. This employee cleans catch basins, concrete forms and tools and performs similar laborious tasks.

 Essential Functions: 

  • Operates small and medium sized trucks;
  • Patches pavement cuts and holes in streets; seals cracks and applies surface treatments to pavements;          
  • Uses small hand and power tools such as shovel, broom, paving breaker or circular saw;
  • Operates small motorized equipment including ground compactor, plate compactor, concrete saw;
  • Cleans catch basins and drainage channels;
  • Places concrete and asphalt;
  • Cleans job site, concrete forms, tools and equipment;
  • Removes snow and ice from roadways;
  • Sets up and removes work zone traffic control devices;
  • Removes traffic hazards from roadways;
  • Performs the duties of the Maintenance Worker II when required;
  • Performs equipment, sign, and signal maintenance;
  • Responds to after hour emergencies as needed.

Marginal Functions: 

  • May occasionally collect solid waste and recyclable materials;
  • Trim trees as needed and within job description parameters;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Position Requirements:

Experience: Three to six months of related experience and /or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possession of a valid driver's license.

Education:  High school diploma or GED preferred. Will be required to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training, ISO 100, 200 and 700.

Skills:  Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and safety guidelines of equipment used. Ability to use a variety of hand tools, power tools and small motorized equipment. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Problem Solving:   Limited problem solving exists in this position.

Decision Making:   Limited decision making exists in this position.  

Accountability:  Employee is responsible for performing assigned duties efficiently and for proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment.  

Personal Relations:   Frequent contact with other city employees and some contact with the public. Continual exposure to the public while working on streets.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.

Residency Requirement: Must live within 30 miles of intersection of First & Main streets.

Working Conditions:   Vibrations encountered when operating heavy machinery or hand tools associated with the physical demands required for the Street Personnel. Vibrations could be encountered only by the upper extremities (UE) while using hand tools or by the whole body while operating heavy machinery. This position normally works 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, but may require working nights, weekends, and holidays to include 12-hour shifts. This position performs various tasks which are seasonal. The worker is exposed to outdoor elements and inclement weather. The worker walks on uneven terrain and surfaces that may be slick from rain, ice &/or oil. Works under general supervision.

Physical requirements: Maintenance Worker   III’s physical job demands include occasional lift of up to 80 lbs from floor to waist; frequent lift of up to 50 lbs floor to shoulder; occasional lift of up to15 lbs floor to overhead; occasional carry of up to 70 lbs, 25 feet; frequent carry of up to 40 lbs 25 feet; occasional push/pull force of up to 60 lbs; occasional climb up to 29” ht; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend; frequent bend/crouch; occasional crouch/kneel; frequent neck flexion; occasional trunk rotation; constant hand coordination; constant foot coordination; frequent balancing; frequent sitting; constant standing and constant walking. See Job Analysis for details.