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Laborer

Company: City of Suffolk
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs specialized skilled work in various maintenance and construction assignments for the City. Work involves inspecting and performing minor maintenance on equipment and machines, operating a variety of equipment, and preparing and submitting various reports as required. Work may involve employee overseeing employees at work sites. Employee must exercise some independent judgment in the completion of assigned tasks. Reports to the Crew Leader. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. Examples of Duties

  • Operates a variety of equipment and machines such as backhoes, tractors, dump trucks, air compressors, ditching machines, fuel truck, etc.
  • Inspects and performs minor and preventative maintenance on equipment and machines.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and submits reports to supervisors as required.
  • May repair water and sewer services; repairing and performing maintenance on valves, hydrants, sewer mains, and manholes; backfills and levels ditches and excavations; grades and repairs roads affected by water and sewer repairs.
  • May respond to requests for service concerning unstopping, clearing, and maintaining a sanitary sewer system.
  • May perform landscaping duties.
  • May operate and test water and sewer valves.
  • May work with work crews in the repairs and maintenance of the water and sewer distribution system.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of experience in grounds keeping, maintenance, and construction work ; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must possess a valid driver's license. Some skilled labor positions may require a commercial driver's license. Supplemental Information
  • Knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction, ground keeping, and maintenance operations.
  • Knowledge of the geographic layout of the City.
  • Knowledge of and is skilled in the methods, techniques and equipment of the mechanical, carpentry, painting and landscape maintenance trades.
  • Skilled in the operation of equipment and tools used in building and maintaining a variety of fixtures.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work for lengthy periods of time under varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
  • Ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.
  • Ability to read a variety of work orders, repair requests, etc. Ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats. Ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.
  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Keywords: City of Suffolk, Suffolk , Laborer, Other , Suffolk, Virginia

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