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Maintenance Worker I
Work Location:Various City-Parish Departments
Starting Salary:9.6587 Hourly / $20,090 Annual
Pay Grade:1060
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs skilled work in routine maintenance, construction and repair activities on sewer, drainage pipes, streets, roads, bridges, buildings and other municipal physical facilities. Work also involves the operation of a variety of light, complex or specialized automotive equipment in order to complete work assignments, and the trimming and removal of trees and stumps. Employees of this class are also responsible for operating construction equipment properly. Hazardous conditions are often encountered when employees are required to work at considerable heights and around power lines while operating power saws. Some positions in this classification may be on 24-hour call out for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and in writing and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion. Performs other work as requested.
Operates on a regular basis one or more pieces of complex, light or specialized equipment, such as backhoes, dump trucks and other equipment as listed on the Official City-Parish Equipment List. Repairs sidewalks, driveways, cave-ins, sewer lines and manholes; installs and repairs catch basins; unstops and washes sewer lines and storm drains using vacuum truck. Maintains canals throughout the parish to ensure proper drainage and to prevent flooding. Maintains City-Parish roads, streets, and curbs to allow for safe travel by the public; fills pot holes and rakes asphalt; loads and hauls asphalt; loads and hauls trash to the City-Parish Landfill. Maintains interstate and boulevard medians by cutting grass, weed eating, pruning trees and bushes; picks up litter along roadways and interstates; maintains municipal flower beds by weeding and planting flowers and shrubs; decorates with Christmas lights. Installs and replaces street signs throughout the city. Operates jackhammer, small power mower, lawn edger, power saw, small concrete mixer, air compressor and other light equipment. Operates a truck-mounted hydraulic platform boom used in trimming and removing trees; operates various tools and equipment peculiar to tree trimming such as stump chippers, skymaster hoists, bushhogs, etc. Performs various maintenance activities in and around City-Parish maintenance buildings and lots. Maintains equipment by washing and cleaning, changing belts, hoses, oil and oil filters and performing any other minor repairs.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing specialized construction and maintenance equipment. Knowledge of the standard tools, methods, and practices of raising and caring for flowers, shrubs, and other plants in greenhouses, nurseries and outdoor beds. Knowledge of applicable traffic laws and regulations governing automotive equipment operations. Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and equipment associated with tree trimming. Knowledge of the routine phases of several trades. Skill in the operation of assigned equipment. Skill in the use of tools and equipment involved in tree trimming. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable weather and working conditions. Ability to detect needed repairs and to make necessary operation adjustments. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
Ability to read and write, two years of experience in operating a variety of complex, light or specialized automotive equipment, and six months of experience in manual labor work involving maintenance, construction, and repair activities.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience. For positions requiring tree trimming experience, the required work experience for operation of equipment and manual labor work will be waived and substituted with tree trimming experience.
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
For security reasons, as per TSA provision 1542; all applicant/employees of the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District who have access to restricted areas will be required to have a ten (10) year criminal background check to the extent allowable by the law. Employees found to have an excessive criminal record or other misrepresentations of employment will not be eligible for employment.
JOB CODE:151370
Entry Maintenance Series exam required (may take up to 1 1/2 hours from test start time). Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:00 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:30 - 9:00 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. *Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants may begin as early as 11:30 am in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
In your employment application, please include details of your prior experience such as specific duties performed, level of experience, types of tools, equipment and machines used, supervisory duties, types of projects worked on and other details that will help us have a clear picture of what you did. Did you have to maintain the equipment you operated? Did you use spurs or rope access to climb and trim trees? A completed equipment sheet is required with your employment application and the information on the equipment sheet needs to match the work experience in the application itself. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.