This position uses various tools and equipment and performs heavy manual labor, to construct and maintain stormwater infrastructure. Work assignments are received from a Foreman in terms of general instructions. Work is spot-checked while in-progress, and completed work is reviewed for accuracy and propriety of the final results. This position responds to emergencies during non-duty hours, and must be available for standby/on-call duty on a rotating schedule.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Uses various equipment, machinery, devices, and hand tools, including shovels, hammers, axes, chainsaws, wrenches, drills, cutoff saws, grinders, torches, welders, pressure washers, trimmers, etc.
May assist in the operation of heavy equipment and machines, including tractors, excavators, loaders, forklifts, graders, trenchers, compactors, dump trucks, street sweepers, light to heavy duty trucks, trailers, concrete mixers, generators, compressors, pumps, pipe jetters, mowers, etc.
Uses assigned equipment and tools in the construction and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, retaining walls, utility structures, and landscape features.
Performs safety checks and minor repairs on equipment.
Assists with paving and patching.
Pours and finishes concrete curbs, driveways, sidewalks, spillways, catch basin lids, etc.
Cleans catch basins, drop inlets, pipes, channels, stormwater management facilities, and other stormwater and transportation infrastructure. Works in confined spaces when necessary, and uses appropriate safety practices and equipment.
Assists with setting-up cones and work signs; may assist with flagging and direction of traffic.
Restores landscaped areas upon completion of work projects.
Checks and maintains equipment, trucks, trailers and power tools.
Collects and disposes of debris, trash, and other waste materials.
Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques commonly used in construction, maintenance and repair activities related to stormwater infrastructure, erosion and sedimentation control measures, and landscape restoration.
Considerable knowledge of the proper operation and basic repair and maintenance of the construction equipment, machinery and trucks used in assigned section.
Considerable knowledge of the geographical layout of Rockdale County.
Knowledge of State of Georgia Motor Vehicles Laws.
Skill in proper use of materials, manual and power tools, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance and repair activities.
Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize assignments and work activities.
Ability to drive and operate all equipment in a safe manner.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
Ability to recognize hazardous materials situations and respond according to training and County policies and procedures.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other county employees, and the public.
Ability to withstand long periods of standing and walking over rough, uneven surfaces.
Ability to lift, stoop, bend, crouch, climb, kneel, grasp, push, pull, and reach in order to perform a variety of job-related tasks.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted.
Ability to see, including color, depth, and texture perception.
Work is performed primarily outdoors involving risks, discomfort, and unpleasantness such as high level of noise, dust, grease or mud; moving vehicles or machines; hot, cold and wet weather. Work may be performed in confined spaces or uneven terrain. Employees are required to work in all weather conditions.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Three (3) years experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure, heavy equipment operation, or heavy civil construction.
- OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
- Valid State of Georgia Driver’s license.
- Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Shoring, and Flagging certifications.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
- Valid State of Georgia “Class B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
- Vocational course work in heavy equipment operation.
- Valid State of Georgia “Class A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).