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Maintenance Worker

City of Avondale EstateS

Posted: Jun. 15, 2018

End Date: Aug. 1, 2018

Job Summary: This position is responsible for manual work of a routine nature that involves heavy physical labor as a member of the sanitation, landscaping or gardening crew. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Public Works Supervisor and the Public Works Director.

Class Characteristics:
MAINTENANCE WORKER I: This is the entry-level position.
MAINTENANCE WORKER II: This is a lead position that is responsible for assisting with training.

Sanitation Maintenance Worker Duties Include:
1.) Collects refuse including garbage, yard waste, building materials, appliances and construction waste from residential and commercial residents
2.) Assist with the cleaning and maintenance of the sanitation truck
3.) May serve as a backup driver
4.) Performs other Public Works duties including tree removal, cleaning the shop, spreading mulch, repairing potholes and doing light maintenance on equipment

Landscaping Maintenance Worker Duties Include:
1.) Drives assigned vehicles to work sites;  operates  various power equipment including push and  ride  mowers, weed eaters, blowers, and  edgers
2.) Collects and disposes of trash and debris in City Parks and other property
3.) Mows grass, picks up leaves and assists with snow removal as season dictates
4.) Sets out and weeds flower beds
5.) Lifts, moves, and places heavy picnic tables, bleachers and benches at various park locations
6.) Assist with removing fallen trees and clearing damage areas
7.) Performs minor mechanical repairs
8.) Assist with hanging up signs, banners, and decorations throughout City
9.) Assist with repairing  pot holes  throughout the City
10.) Performs other Public Works duties including sanitation as necessary

Gardner Maintenance Worker Duties Include:
1.)  Plants,   irrigates , cultivates, fertilizes and weeds gardens
2.) Mixes soils, trims hedges; stakes and prunes trees
3.) Shovels wood chips and dirt in City parks;  spreads  wood chips throughout the City
4.) Restores park equipment, benches, and swings
5.) Performs minor equipment repair as necessary
6.) Applies herbicides and insecticide
7.) Assists with hanging up signs, banners, and decorations throughout the City
8.) Assist with removing fallen trees and clearing damaged areas
9.) Assist with repairing potholes throughout the City
10.) Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge Required by the Position:
1.) Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures
2.) Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules  and  regulations
3.) Knowledge of refuse collection procedures and applicable codes pertaining to refuse collection
4.) Skill in performing general equipment maintenance duties
5.) Ability to interpret instructions and efficiently carry them out with minimal supervision
6.) Ability to perform heavy manual labor
7.) Ability to perform continuous heavy manual work at a steady Pace and under various weather conditions
8.) Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with residential customers and the general public
9.) Ability to follow necessary safety precautions in all areas of assignment