Streets Maintenance Worker

$40,851 - $44,366 yearly
  • City of Wentzville
  • Wentzville, MO, USA
  • Aug 05, 2022
Full time Utilities

Job Description


The City of Wentzville is seeking a full time Street Maintenance Worker.

In recent years, the City has been the only municipality named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few.
This position operates a variety of equipment, vehicles, and power tools in order to perform skilled work to build, repair, or maintain streets, catch basins, storm drains, culverts, ditches, and public works projects. 

Wentzville’s leadership is committed to being a regional destination, ensuring economic vitality, providing industry-leading services, optimizing the City’s infrastructure, and being a safe, inclusive and engaged community. Wentzville employees serve an integral role in integrating these five critical success factors into their everyday jobs. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, two floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a discounted recreation center membership and much more! 

Complete an application for an opportunity to join a work environment with a strong sense of place, potential for growth and resources for success. 

Essential Job Duties 
  • Participate in the construction, maintenance, and repair of city streets, right-of-ways, stormwater systems, and public works projects.
  • Install, maintain, inspect, and repair a variety of ditches, sewers, drains, gutters, and culverts.
  • Participate in the maintenance and repair of asphalt surfaces to construct or repair streets.
  • Pour and assist in finishing concrete and masonry work including rough carpentry work to construct forms for curbs, gutters, and ramps.
  • Participate as directed in sign fabrication and traffic painting; set up and take down traffic warning devices and barricades for traffic control per MUTCD.
  • Erect and maintain proper work zones, warning devices, and barricades for traffic control in accordance with MUTCD standards.
  • May run street sweeper on a daily basis to clean city streets.
  • Complete minor repairs to equipment and perform preventative maintenance tasks, such as making simple adjustments, replacing minor parts, and lubricating equipment to keep it in proper operating condition.
  • Respond to winter storm operations on a 24-hour call basis; plow snow and spread salt as needed to clear streets.

Ancillary Job Duties 

  • Act as a backup operator during periods of severe manpower shortage.
  • Monitor projects and report hazardous conditions and safety concerns.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent desired.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in street maintenance or related experience required.
  • Valid Class A CDL with airbrake and tanker endorsements required within 120 days of employment. Must have valid driver's license upon hire.
  • Forklift Certification, Chemical Spill Training, and Flagging and Work Zone Safety Training required within 120 days of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position. 

  • Knowledge of concrete placement and finishing methods, slump, and strength testing with related training preferred.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods, materials, equipment and terminology used in construction and maintenance of street and traffic control facilities.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain concentrated focus.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.