City of Roanoke Maintenance Technician II - Transportation (Tractor Crew) in Roanoke, Virginia


The City of Roanoke is seeking a Maintenance Technician II. This position participates in the work of a three person tractor crew engaged in a variety of landscape maintenance activities throughout the City Rights of Way (ROW). Responsible for operation of an 80 HP to 100 HP tractor with sidehog or A-Boom attachment in the City ROW's and adhering to an established mowing cycle. Must have knowledge of and ability to skillfully operate and do routine daily service and maintenance on a wide variety of equipment including tractors, Ventrac, zero turn and walk-behind mowers, string trimmers, edgers and blowers. Performs semi-skilled landscape maintenance including minor tree and shrub pruning, brush removal, mulching, planting and other landscape maintenance duties. Must have the ability to perform word processing, record keeping and report preparation on a computer and effectively use basic office equipment including computers, calculators, copiers, cell phones and mobile radios. Operates heavy and light equipment for snow removal. Must be able to obtain a valid Class B CDL license within 6 months of employment with air brake and tanker endorsements. Must possess a Registered Technician Pesticide License within 12 months of employment. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1 to 3 years' experience and/or training in operating tractors, applying herbicides and landscape maintenance or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Examples of Duties

*SUMMARY * Performs skilled work in the maintenance of facilities and/or equipment and in the operation of motorized equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following depending on area of assignment. Other duties may be assigned.

Operates tractor trailer or other heavy construction equipment

Operates street sweeper, excavator, bulldozer, backhoe, heavy front-end loader, crane and chipper, large motor grader in leveling ground surfaces and street/construction repair

Services and makes minor repairs and adjustments on equipment

When not operating heavy equipment, operates lighter equipment or trains other operators

Operates heavy and light equipment in snow removal

Operates truck, including automatic and manual transmission

Inspects equipment for proper safety and ensures that truck is equipped with all necessary equipment for the day's assignment

May perform inspection of playgrounds and associated equipment

Maintains accurate log sheets, checklists and pre-trip sheets

Performs major and minor cleaning work on storm drain systems

Repairs catch basin boxes with concrete and brick and/or blocks

Performs work in the resurfacing of concrete walkways (floor polishing) in city buildings.

Performs some major and all minor motor repairs and replacement work such as: cleaning and replacing spark plugs, installing radiator hose, and packing water pumps; refacing valves and seats, grinding, assembling, and adjusting them; installing rings and bearings and making proper adjustments; and overhauling/repairing carburetors and clutches, brakes, ignition and fuel systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies, hydraulic system components including pumps and cylinders; and tuning motors

Makes repairs and renovations to fields and grounds including mowing, mulching, aeration, grading, seeding, and sodding

Assists with special events, snow removal and other emergency tasks, including some nights and weekends, as needed

May be responsible for fabrication, maintenance, and installation of traffic control, pavement markings and barricade signage according to City guidelines and uniformity.

May require some experience and knowledge of computer graphic software and equipment used for fabrication and installation of signs and markings Knowledge of pertinent rules and regulations, guidelines, safety orders, departmental operating procedures and safety regulations sufficient to insure that work is performed in compliance with applicable law.

Enforces sound safety and housekeeping practices.

Follows safety rules/procedures; avoid known hazards in the work environment.

Reviews safety procedures before beginning each job with known hazards.

Safety first. Places avoidance of injury or property damage above all other job requirements.

Follows established safety procedures.

May be required to wear some type of respiratory protection in the performance of their duties

*SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES * May supervise crew in the absence of Maintenance Technician III or Maintenance Technician IV.

Typical Qualifications

*QUALIFICATIONS * To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE * High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training in trades area assigned; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

*REASONING ABILITY * Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

*CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS * Depending on area of assignment, may require possession of an appropriate class A, B or C commercial driver's license with Hazardous Material and tank endorsement. May require Playground Inspection Certification to be acquired after hire. May require journey-level licensure in an area of skilled trades.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS * The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.

Salary: $26,982.80 - $43,172.48 Annually

Location: City of Roanoke Public Works - 1802 Courtland Road NE Roanoke, VA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Department of Public Works

Job Number: 00627

Closing: 5/29/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Agency: City of Roanoke, Virginia

Address: 215 Church Avenue S.W. Rm 212 Roanoke, Virginia, 24011

Phone: 540-853-2231