Closes March 20 at 4:30 p.m.
The utility worker works outdoors in all weather conditions with minimal supervision in support of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of municipal roads, rights-of-way, property, facilities, equipment and other municipal infrastructure.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of municipal roads, rights-of-ways, properties, facilities, equipment, and other municipal infrastructure:
- Repairs and patches municipal gravel, cold mix, and hot mix surfaced roads;
- Ensures municipal roadways and rights-of-ways are clear of litter, garbage, dead animals, rocks, brush, and trees;
- Installs, removes, repairs, and cleans roadway signs and rural address signs;
- Installs, removes, repairs, steams, and cleans culverts in rights-of way;
- Installs, removes, and repairs permanent and temporary fencing in rights-of ways;
- Inspects and maintains municipal shops, yards, parking lots, sidewalks, and other properties;
- Assists in the maintenance of other infrastructure such as solid waste transfer station sites, sanitary sewer manholes, and other water and wastewater facilities;
- Operates and maintains trucks, light equipment, and other equipment used to carry out duties;
- Maintains and stores tools required for work safety;
- Assists with clean-up following construction and maintenance projects; and
- Assists the area foremen and utilities officers to locate underground utilities.
- Ensures that the area foreman is regularly updated on the condition of municipal roads, and reports any major problems.
- Provides traffic accommodation such as flagging and signage required for gravelling, dust control, construction, and maintenance activities.
- Assists in collecting traffic data by undertaking manual traffic counts and by installing and removing portable traffic counters as directed.
- Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy manual.
- Participates in the county Health, Safety, and Wellness program as required.
- Performs related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Completion of high school diploma is preferred. Knowledge of handling, maintaining, and operating light equipment, which may include tractors and mowing equipment, and general mechanical abilities are required. Welding and carpentry experience would be an asset.
Must have written and verbal communication skills in order to record daily reports and logs and communicate effectively with the public to provide good customer services. A valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license with trailer towing experience is a strong asset.
Although not a requirement, a Class 3 license and experience running equipment, i.e. wheel-loader, track or loader backhoe, or grader is an asset.
Must be able and willing to work under minimal supervision and perform physical labour outdoors in all types of weather. Shift work and standby/call-out for emergency duties is required.