Street Maintenance Worker I

$14.61 - $17.86 hourly
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • 7700 Cottonwood Drive, Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Jul 28, 2021
Full time Public Works Roads, Streets, and Sidewalks

Job Description

The City of Lenexa, Kansas Municipal Services Department is currently seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about serving the public and delivering the highest level of professional service as a Street maintenance worker I. The Municipal Services Department is a nationally accredited agency by the American Public Works Association.

Position Summary

This is work in maintaining street surfaces, road base, curb and gutter, trails, sidewalks and snow and ice control.   Work is performed under direct supervision of a Street Foreman, serving on work crew of five or less.

Key Responsibilities

  • Asphalt maintenance and paving: responsible for milling, removal, crack sealing, base failure repairs, patching pothole repairs and the paving of sections of roadways.
  • Concrete maintenance: responsible for removal, patching, leveling and replacement of sidewalks, pads, curb and gutter.
  • Snow/Ice maintenance: Responsible for the ice and snow removal of the city roadways and parking lots.
  • Performs a variety of manual labor including: asphalt patching, crack sealing, pouring concrete, spreading rock, loading or unloading trucks, transporting construction material, cutting tall grass and weeds, operating snow removal equipment, and compacting road base.
  • Operates trucks, single and tandem axle dump trucks, snow removal equipment, rollers, skid steer loaders, backhoes, front end loaders, concrete saws, hand and power tools, etc.
  • Performs “walk-around inspection” on equipment prior to operation, replenishes fluid levels and completes required log. Operates all machinery in a safe and judicious manner according to the manufacturer's operation manual. Cleans and performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to assigned equipment as needed. Reports malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
  • Responds for snow and ice removal and other emergencies including weekends, before and after hours, and holidays.

Additional Examples of work Performed

  • Maintenance of snow plows, wing plows and sanders
  • Tree and debris removal
  • Assist in minor storm sewer repair as necessary
  • Responds to all work orders assigned by superiors
  • Assist with the City’s pavement management program
  • Assist with City’s special events as necessary

Qualifications

Minimum: High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of experience in construction related field, preferably in heavy roadway construction. Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements or the ability to obtain within 180 days from hire date. Must possess Work Zone Safety Certification, Flagger Certification and NIMS level ICS100 and ICS700 trainings, or ability to obtain within one year of hire.

Desired:  Tree trimming and maintenance experience; Knowledge of construction practices and familiarity with construction materials (especially concrete, rock, and asphalt); Knowledge of maintenance methods and practices for streets, sidewalks, and operation of heavy equipment.

Compensation and Benefits Hourly rate of pay range is $14.61 to $17.86 per hour dependent on qualifications and directly related experience.  This position will have the opportunity to earn additional pay up to $1.00 per hour on top of the base hourly rate of pay during the winter months. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt position.

The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; state defined benefit pension plan, city matching defined contribution retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, access to a free on-site health clinic and much more.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment background check, DOT physical and drug screen.

To apply complete an online application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting your work history. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment.  We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.