Highway Section Worker

Application Deadline: 2023-01-16
Job Type: County
Job Description:

This eligibility list will be used to fill vacancies at the Wausau, Stratford, Hatley, and Mosinee locations of the Marathon County Highway Department.

October through March: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Early April through September: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

High school graduation or equivalent. Must have one year paid work experience that includes:
–Constructing or maintaining roads or bridges: OR
–Commercial construction building experience; OR
–Operating varied related farm equipment.
A related associate’s degree or apprenticeship is desirable.

–Possession of a valid Wisconsin Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement and without air brake restrictions; OR ability to obtain the required Class A CDL with tanker endorsement and without air brake restrictions within 6 months of hire. Employees failing to meet the CDL requirements will be terminated.
–A driving record that meets County standards.
–Must be able to consistently respond within a reasonable amount of time for snow emergencies and other critical needs

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs manual labor road construction and maintenance tasks that include putting up and taking down snow fences, replacing guard rails, cutting brush and small trees using hand and power tools, mowing roadsides, picking up dead animals, collecting refuse picked up by Adopt a Highway groups, cleaning out culverts and catch basins, putting up traffic control signs, flagging and directing traffic, tarring cracks in roads, applying asphalt with shovels, and other similar manual work activities.

Operates automotive and road construction equipment; operates trucks from 6,000 to 80,000 GVW, including trailers, for asphalt patching operations, snow plowing, sanding, salting, hauling road materials, and transporting equipment; may operate fuel distribution trucks.

Performs routine servicing and light maintenance of equipment, including attaching and removing plow blades (75-100 lbs.), changing oil, lubricating, changing windshield wiper blades, and similar maintenance.

May operate small grader to repair and maintain shoulders.

May operate higher level equipment in accordance with established procedures.

Performs routine work cleaning Highway Department buildings and maintaining department grounds (one position).

May operate bulldozer, tractor backhoe, excavator, asphalt roller, asphalt paver screed, motor grader, end loader, water truck, tandem truck, FWD large truck, and sweeper.

Assists with winter road maintenance program; operates automotive equipment including trucks over 26,000 GVW to plow snow, sand, and salt roads.

Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime hours as required.

Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.

Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.

Performs related work as required.

Salary Range: Starting at $23.04/hour


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