40 Hours per week
6:30 am-2:30 pm
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
NATURE OF WORK:
This is semi-skilled level public works maintenance and repair work involving the use of motorized equipment or heavy physical work. Employees may use hand and power tools such as asphalt rakes and shovels to scoop and level asphalt, carpentry tools to build forms, concrete tools to level and finish concrete, air hammer to break up concrete or asphalt, tamper to compact soil, or concrete cutting saw. Some positions, in addition to the primary responsibility for performing maintenance tasks, may require the operation of a large dump truck to haul materials or to plow snow and spread salt during snow emergencies. Tasks require employees to work outdoors for most of the workday in a variety of weather conditions. Work is often performed in heavy traffic, requiring employees to be alert to avoid accidents or personal injuries. Employees may be assigned tasks of a similar or higher level classification to gain experience and training in preparation for advancement. Safety equipment such as hardhat, safety glasses, reflective vest, gloves, steel-toed shoes, earplugs and other protective equipment is worn.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Must possess a high school diploma or a GED and must possess two (2) or more years of work experience performing maintenance tasks which require the use of maintenance or construction equipment and driving dump trucks.
Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes endorsement and a safe driving record.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, sleet, high temperatures and humidity.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor daily, as required by the position.
Ability to lift heavy objects above shoulder height, as required by the position.
Ability to bend, stoop, lift, climb, stand or sit for long periods of time, work outdoors with limited lighting, work in confined spaces, detect and recognize particular odors, talk and hear.
Ability to work in situations where the following are present: loud noise levels, chemicals such as oil, fumes and gasses, dust and dirt, noxious odors, broken glass and sharp objects.
Work is performed under general direction of a supervisor or crew leader. Assignments may vary from day to day depending on the season and work requirements. Instructions, either verbal or written, are in the form of the project to be completed, with the employee responsible Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communications, meetings and feedback from the supervisor and from other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standard.
The employee has contact with other City employees to relay factual and specific information regarding work; there is occasional contact with the general public when in the field to answer questions and respond to concerns.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact the Facilities Management Office at 847-866-2916 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).