Maintenance Crew Leader Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Streets & Stormwater Management Foreman, the Maintenance Crew Leader will perform limited supervisory work in the maintenance, construction and repair of the City’s drainage system and roadways. Employees in this class are expected to supervise and work alongside the assigned work crews comprised of labor and semi skilled employees. Position requires employee to exercise a certain amount of independent judgment based on technical knowledge, skill, experience and safe work practices.   It may be necessary at times to work through normal lunch and break periods to restore drainage ways and/or roadways. It may also be required at times to work unscheduled overtime. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Operates a wide range of diesel and gasoline vehicles and trucks, power and hand tools including but not limited to shovels, rakes, files, pliers, ratchet, wrenches drills, chippers, mowers, weed eaters, edger’s, clippers, chain saws, pole saws, demo saws, street saws, compactors, sand baggers and other related equipment used in municipal maintenance.

Operates a wide range of diesel and gasoline equipment including but not limited to backhoe, dump trucks, front end loaders, street sweeper, slope mowers, flail mowers, skid steer, concrete truck, asphalt truck and all types of pumps.

Loads and hauls fill, rock, asphalt and other road patch materials used to install asphalt roadways, patches and repair of roadways and potholes.

Cleans roadways of debris.          
                                             
Trains new personnel, assigns work, oversees and supervises personnel at work sites and provides instruction with more difficult trades.
    
Responds to citizen complaints/inquiries and work orders and carries out assigned tasks through utilization of materials and assigned personnel in a courteous and timely manner.
           
Dewatering jobsites using wellpoints.

Determining elevations using transit and grade rods.

Maintains municipal grounds and restore jobsites to original condition by mowing, cleaning drainage ditches, installing fences and guard rails, cutting trees, laying sod, raking, restoring irrigation systems and other landscape type jobs.

Performs maintenance and repair tasks alongside crews such as water and sewer asphalt patches, storm drain repairs, patching pot holes, repairing sidewalks, installing and repairing drainage pipe, drainage structures, maintaining drainage systems,  retention ponds and locating and relieving drainage stoppages.
           
Builds, forms, pours and repairs City sidewalks and curbs.
                                        
Assumes responsibility for safely setting up, maintaining and breaking down job sites including all MOT requirements for the protection of employee’s and the general public. Flag traffic as necessary.        

Clean and maintain order in the utility yard and shop area.

Assists the garage personnel in preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment, perform routine checks of fluids, changes blades on mowers, greases equipment as necessary, cleaning and general maintenance of City vehicles and   equipment as directed.     

REQUIREMENTS

A.       TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.  Experience in semi skilled manual labor and the use and operation of vehicles and equipment. Position requires applicant to possess and maintain a valid Florida Department of Transportation Approved Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Certification, a valid Trenches and Excavations Competent Person Certification and a valid Confined Space Entry Training Certificate. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver's license with air brake endorsement; however, a Class “A” Commercial driver’s license is preferred. Applicants who possess an out of state Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment. Proven record of dependability.

B.       KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the different types of asphalt and the ability to finish asphalt patches.

Knowledge of the City’s drainage system.           
        
Ability to operate computers, work order and preventative maintenance software to include Word, Excel, email and internet.

Ability to both understand, communicate and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to both interpret and accurately complete daily work order forms.

Knowledge of trenching and shoring practices.

Knowledge of confined space entries.

Knowledge of transit and grade rod.            

Knowledge of occupational safety rules, practices and traffic laws.

Knowledge of methods, materials, machinery and the care and maintenance of all street and stormwater related equipment.
               
Knowledge of and skill in the safe operation of light to heavy equipment on rough, uneven or slippery ground conditions and the ability to perform routine maintenance on the equipment.
           
Ability to work courteously and effectively with others as a member of a repair and/or maintenance crew as directed.
                      
Knowledge of and ability to operate hand tools, power tools, light trucks, mowers and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance.
           
Ability to put in forms, finish concrete driveways and sidewalks, build storm drain structures, junction boxes, forming DOT curbs and Miami curbs and knowledge on the different numbers of slumps.
           
Ability to install all size under drains.

Ability to install all types of fences.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Knowledge of diesel and gasoline powered equipment.          

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read, fill out and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, warehouse requisitions, vehicle service forms, and other printed and/or written material  in a legible and understandable manner as it relates to the job.

Ability to understand and comprehend area maps as they relate to the location of drainage canals.

Ability to understand and comprehend basic math.  Read, understand and utilize tape measure.

Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, and other utility related materials.
              
Ability to use hand tools that require the use of hands, wrists and fingers such as shovels, wrenches, picks, rakes, and other related hand tools in the efficient excavation, repair, backfilling, and subsequent area restoration of jobs.

Ability to set up and operate pneumatic driven jack hammer, gas and/or hydraulic powered portable saws, pumps, and other associated tools that weigh between 25 lbs. and 100 lbs.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to perform manual labor and strenuous work in all weather conditions.

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or fastly spoken. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

Ability to see, read, write and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols both large and small which are legible and understood by others.
        
Ability to walk, stand in a stationary position, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at a time throughout the working day and walk up and down stairs.

Ability to lift items above the head or down from over the head (weighing 1 to 30 pounds)  and to hold item for a period less than 10 minutes without putting the item down.

Ability to lift, hold, carry, push and pull items which weigh up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders or for distances ranging from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.
    
Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, and move back and forth and sideways while in that position or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to learn simple to complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e. pickup trucks, vans, etc.), load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Ability to see and work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Ability to work in confined spaces, undesirable conditions including steep terrain, small, enclosed, or partially enclosed areas, dusty, dirty, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, static electricity, chemicals, hot and cold, at levels higher than three feet and around equipment which may generate electricity and repetitive noise.

Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.

Ability to assume responsibility for work to be done and for crew and public safety in and around job site.

Ability to issue directions to subordinates in an appropriate manner and see that such directions are carried out.

Ability to receive instructions and constructive criticism from departmental management.
         

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 7/14/2016