Highway Maintenance Worker
Starting Wage: $21.19/hr.
Summary: Under the direct supervision of Highway Operations Manager along with the Working Foreman, operator performs operation of motorized equipment used in the construction, repair and maintenance of County highways.
Essential Duties: These duties represent the typical duties and responsibilities assigned to this position but may not be inclusive of all tasks performed.
Safe and efficient operation of basic mechanical powered equipment and/or trucks as assigned In the construction, repair and maintenance of County roads
Prepare and submit reports
Service maintenance and minor repairs on equipment and/or sign
Apply acceptable practices and techniques in the area of road maintenance, repair and construction
Performs manual labor associated with highway repair and maintenance functions, as well as provide backup to other staff members during periods of absence and during peak workloads as directed by the immediate supervisor
Assist the public in a professional manner, to answer general questions, ascertain the appropriate contact within the department or county, or refer to an outside source in an efficient manner.
Participate as a team member to improve efficiency and cooperatively solve problems.
Adhere to the Department’s policy of confidentiality.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), or General Education Degree (GED)
Ability, skills, and knowledge of the proper and safe operation of motorized equipment
Basic experience and knowledge in the use of personnel computers and associated software
Accountability – Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering results; setting high standards of performance for self and others
Judgment and Decision Making – Makes sound decisions; bases decisions on fact rather than emotion; analyzes problems skillfully; uses logic to reach solutions.
Adaptability – Adapts to change, open to new ideas and responsibilities
Interpersonal Relations – Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
Quality Customer Service and Community Relations – Meets the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. Delivers high-quality services; is committed to continuous improvement. Communicates/Interacts with members of the public and other key stakeholders in a way that elicits positive response, which on occasion, may include interaction either one-on-one or with several stakeholders at one time to present information and/or represent the organization’s interests.
Communications – delivers clear, effective communication and takes responsibility for understanding others
Flexibility – Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
Minimum Skills Assessment Requirements: Minimal knowledge of methods and materials used in the maintenance and construction of roads, drainage structures and safety devices. Working knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Control Devices.
Must be able to successfully complete an equipment operator/driving test
Must receive a satisfactory score on standardized test(s) to measure the following skills: reasoning, mathematical calculations and reasoning, and following oral and written instructions
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: Requires a valid Wisconsin CDL license with appropriate class and endorsement, specifically Class B, with Air Brake endorsement (Minimum). Tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.
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 required to sit, walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, bend, kneel, talk and hear and smell.
The employee must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to focus.
Physical requirements will be assessed through pre-employment screening and may be accessed through ongoing screenings as required to maintain minimum skills required to fulfill duties of the position.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud and appropriate hearing protection is required to be worn in accordance with defined safety standards.