City of Kentwood
  • 02-Jun-2021 to 16-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Public Works
  • Kentwood, MI, USA
  • $19.35 - $24.68
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City of Kentwood Public Works department is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Maintenance Worker (Streets Division) position. The Maintenance Worker responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintains and repairs roadways, and other paved areas cleaning surfaces, laying and raking asphalt and striping and marking pavement.
  • Assists in constructing forms, pouring and finishing concrete, and in constructing and repairing sidewalks, ramps, curbs, gutters and drainage structures.
  • Clears weeds, brush, trash and other debris from paved areas; may operate power equipment to accomplish such cleaning.
  • Installs and repairs guard rails, signs, fences, security barriers; may perform basic welding and braising.
  • Performs snow removal; stockpiles and stores salt.
  • Loads and unloads trucks, fuels equipment and vehicles (automobiles, trucks).
  • Constructs drainage structures; may assist in laying underground piping and sewer systems; installs shoring; serves as the flagger on a crew.
  • Performs ground maintenance work; may perform work involving the Installation and replacement of water services.
  • Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes, and waters parks, playing fields and other landscaped areas; weeds, prunes, mulches, fertilizes, and sprays trees, plants and shrubbery; prepares soil for planting; seeds and re-sods lawn areas.
  • Operates and adjusts a variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to the maintenance area to which assigned; may operate light equipment and drive trucks as assigned.
  • Observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; secures work sites from traffic hazards as necessary; attends safety meetings.
  • Responds to questions and complaints from the public.
  • Performs irrigation system maintenance.
  • Participates in forestry operations, including planting, pruning, trimming, cutting and removal.
  • Participates in cemetery operations.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
  • Assists other Divisions of the Public Works Department as required.

Qualified applicants will possess the following:

  • High School Diploma/GED; AND
  • one (1) year of maintenance experience that includes experience in the operation of construction vehicles and equipment; OR
  • an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Michigan CDL Driver's License, Class A with Tanker "N" endorsement within three months of employment.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The pay range for this position is 19.35 to $24.68. Please see the Job Description for more details about this position.

Kentwood Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave S.E., Kentwood, MI 49508

The City of Kentwood is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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