Help wanted: City Public Works Employee
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor, the City Public Works Employee performs semi-skilled and skilled work in Water, Sewer, Streets, Storm Water and Parks within Public Works.
This manual labor position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s parks, streets, right of ways, water, sewer, stormwater, and park infrastructure.
Essential Functions: water, sewer, storm water daily operations and maintenance; make repairs to parks and streets infrastructure including but not limited to pothole patching, crack sealing and asphalt street repairs; perform snow removal from City Streets, and parking lots; operate heavy equipment including but not limited to trucks, dump truck, loader, backhoe and skid steer; perform lawn maintenance to City facilities, right of ways and parks; operate a variety of power and hand tools in a safe and efficient manner; perform routine building maintenance to City facilities; performs other duties as deemed necessary.
Marginal Functions: perform routine maintenance on City vehicles and equipment; assist other departments within Public Works.
Position Experience: one year of similar or related experience is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and information to perform the job within one year of employment.
Education: a high school diploma or GED is required; the ability to obtain water and wastewater Certification is required.
A valid Kansas Driver’s License is required, CDL is preferred.
Technical Skills: Ability to follow oral and written instructions is required. The ability to follow the City of Caldwell’s safety practices is required. General knowledge of maintenance and construction principles is preferred. Ability to operate heavy equipment is required.
Working Conditions: while performing essential functions of this position, employees will encounter outdoor adverse weather and working conditions including but not limited to temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice, and confined space. The employee may regularly be exposed to but not limited to bloodborne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and fumes. Hearing protection is occasionally required.
Physical Requirements: the occasional maximum lift of 80 pounds from floor to 62″ high; occasional maximum lift of 40 lbs. floor to overhead; frequent maximum lift of 34 lbs. floor to shoulder; occasional maximum carry of 80 lbs.; occasional maximum carry 60 lbs; frequent maximum carry of 40 lbs.; occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 150 lbs.; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 65 lbs. at 58″ high; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs. at ground height; frequent push/pull force of 30 lbs; frequent maximum grip force 65 lbs.; constant maximum grip force 10 lbs.; frequent climb up to 24″ high; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend and crouch; occasional crouch/kneel/crawl; frequent balance; frequent neck rotation; frequent bilateral hand coordination; frequent exposure to whole body vibration; frequent sitting, standing and walking.
Pre-Employment physical and drug testing is required. Applications can be picked up from the Caldwell City Office. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, work history and work-related references to the Caldwell City Office, 14 West Central Ave. Caldwell, KS.