PURPOSE: Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair and/or replacement of town roads and drainage of right of ways. The Foreman is responsible for supervising the work of the Street Department Laborers, road maintenance contractors, or other construction crews when the Street Department Supervisor (“Supervisor”) is not present or when directed by the Supervisor.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED; Works under the immediate supervision of the Street Department Supervisor.
SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Supervisors Street Department Laborers as directed by Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates light and heavy trucks, tractor, bucket truck, backhoes, chippers, chainsaws, pressure washer, mowers and other equipment as assigned
Responsible for maintenance of equipment assigned such as greasing, checking oil, etc.
Assists in maintaining all maintenance records
Inspects town roads at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly and reports all findings to the Supervisor
Maintains and installs traffic signs and guardrails
Performs basic carpentry forming and concrete work
Prior to drainage or road work, works with Supervisor to determine location of gas, telephone, power, television water and sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation
Mows, trims, and operates weed eater on Town road right of ways, City Hall and other town owned properties
Removes branches/limbs, litter and obstructions from town roads and right of ways
Patches potholes with asphalt
Spreads salt/sand/brine on town streets during snow and ice storms
Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use
Responds during natural disasters; participates in on-call and standby duties which involves working alone or with co-workers at night, weekends, and holidays to resolve situations that occur after normal business hours.
Interacts with residents and/or town businesses relating to interruptions in road access, complaints and service requests regarding pot holes, flooding, right of way problems, and explains all findings to Supervisor
Maintains a variety of records as assigned
Utilize the property safety precautions in all work performed
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Mayor
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Combination of education or experience:
Basic knowledge of equipment , facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
Semi-skilled in the purpose and use of general construction tools and equipment
Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time
Ability to work safely and independently
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions to include directions given in a multi-step process.
Valid state drivers license
Reliable personal transportation
OSHA 10 (OSHA 30 a plus)
Must be able to follow all safety guidelines as established by Federal, State or Town polices and procedures
Must be able to work non-regular work days and/or hours
Must pass drug screen and random drug test
Starting pay range is $20 – $22 per hour. Salary is DOQ
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Motorized vehicles and equipment including: dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, tractor, chipper backhoe, salt/sand spreader, roller, saws, compressors, concrete saw, pressure washer, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, etc.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
The employee must be able to climb ladders, be hoisted to elevations and work, climb over rough terrain while carrying a load of up to 50 pounds
The employee must be able to work in inclement weather.
The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, on roadsides where vehicles are in operation and will be exposed to loud noise.
The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and potentially toxic chemicals. Employee must be able to follow all policies and procedures due to safety issues relating to these exposures.