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Public Works Laborer II Position

Public Works Laborer II – Job Description

A Public Works Laborer II is responsible for the operation of a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and for performing manual labor activities as needed and/or required by the Public Works Department. Although road maintenance is the most common type of work performed, laborers in this position class also work in park maintenance as sign crews, sewage crews, and in other related areas.

The position requires operation of Borough owned vehicles, such as pickup trucks, backhoe, street sweeper, dump trucks, salt spreaders, snow plows, etc. as required. The operation of power tools and equipment, such as mowers, chain saws, air compressor, etc. when required is also necessary. The candidate will be required to inspect and repair equipment as required by department procedures as well as be able to make repairs to borough roads, curbs, and sidewalks as required.

The applicant will mow grass, prune trees and hedges, and plant flowers and trees as required. There is requirement to clean borough offices, garage areas, and park facilities, as well as clean up litter and empty trash cans. Maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers and making repairs and/or conducting routine maintenance procedures is required. Sweeping and clean up of debris and materials from roads will be required as well as snow and ice removal, including manual shoveling of snow. Conducting other job-related duties is required.

Requirements for the position of Public Works Laborer II

A valid Pennsylvania State Driver’s License is required as well as knowledge and ability to operate Borough owned vehicles and equipment, such as dump trucks, backhoe, snow plows, salt spreaders, power tools, chain saws, air compressor, etc. Candidate must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, also work independently is required.

The candidate will be required to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting heavy objects and working in all type of weather conditions. Safety procedures and practices are required, as well as wearing safety equipment. A good working relationship with coworkers and the general public is a necessity. The candidate must be able to be called out for emergencies such as snowfall, floods, downed trees, etc. Candidate must be knowledgeable in variety of semi=skilled and skilled maintenance tasks.

 

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