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Public Works Laborer I –Job Description

A Public Works Laborer I is responsible for the operation of a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and for performing manual labor activities as needed and/or required by the Public Works Department. Although road maintenance is the most common type of work performed, laborers in this position class also work in park maintenance and in other related areas.

The position requires operation of town-owned vehicles /equipment such as pick-up trucks, backhoe, street sweeper, dump trucks, salt spreaders, snow plows, etc. as required. The operation of power tools and equipment, such as mowers, chainsaws, air compressor, etc. when required is also necessary. The candidate will be required to inspect and repair equipment as required by department procedures as well as be able to make repairs to town roads, curbs and sidewalks.

The applicant duties will include: landscaping, cutting /pruning trees at all town facilities, storm sewer maintenance, road maintenance, and snow and ice removal. There is a requirement to clean town offices, garage areas and park facilities, as well as clean up litter and empty trash cans. Maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers and making repairs and/or conducting routine maintenance procedures are required. Sweeping and cleanup of debris and materials from the roads will be required as well as snow and ice removal, including manual shoveling of snow. Conducting other job-related duties is required.

Requirements for the position of Public Works Laborer I

1. A valid Wisconsin State driver’s license is required.

2. C.D.L. or the ability to get one.

3. Knowledge and ability to operate Town owned vehicles and equipment, such as dump

trucks, backhoe, snow plows, salt spreaders, power tools, chainsaws, air compressor, etc.

4. The ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently if necessary.

5. Pass drug and background tests.

The candidate will be required to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting heavy objects eighty pounds and working in all type of weather conditions. Safety procedures and practices are required, as well as wearing safety equipment. A good working relationship with coworkers and the general public is a necessity. The candidate must be able to be called out for emergencies such as snowfall, floods, downed trees, etc. and must be knowledgeable in a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance tasks.

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Email all applications to [email protected] (any application that is not completely filled out will be rejected)

Applications can be downloaded at the Town of Genesee website

Pay depends on experience.

Generous Benefit package, including health insurance and Wisconsin state retirement.