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Company name : Mt. Lebanon, PA
Location : Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Position : Public Works Laborer
Application deadline is 4:00 P.M., August 8, 2022. Must reside within 30 minutes of the Public Works facility at 1250 Lindendale Drive, 15228 within 10 months of date of hire.
PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION AND ATTACH IT IN THE RESUME SECTION. APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE RECEIVED AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING AT 710 WASHINGTON ROAD, PITTSBURGH, PA 15228, ATTENTION: HUMAN RESOURCES
Mt. Lebanon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Every qualified candidate will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, sex, religion, national origin, race, color, ancestry, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations for the needs of otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities will be made upon request to the Human Resource Office at 412-343-3625 or email@example.com. All information requested through the application process is solicited for the purpose of determining abilities and skills required for proper job placement and to facilitate verification of the information requested.
REPORTS TO: PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT
GIVES DIRECTION TO: N/A
NATURE OF WORK
Under close to general supervision, performs unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and construction of streets, sanitary and storm sewer systems, landscape, facilities, snow and ice control, truck and equipment maintenance, forestry operations, tree planting, park maintenance, and related public works functions; may provide limited direction to less experienced employees or to temporary and seasonal workers, and does related work as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares streets for patching and resurfacing; applies asphalt, concrete, gravel, and other materials, which includes hand sweeping of street surfaces, loading and unloading materials, and raking and shoveling of asphalt.
Assists in a variety of maintenance and construction projects, such as retaining walls, guard rails, curbs, gutters, and catch basins, which includes removing obstructions, such as tree roots; breaking up and removing concrete; constructing forms; and mixing, pouring, and finishing of concrete.
Cleans, maintains, repairs, and installs sewer lines.
Operates flushing and rodding equipment under direction.
Paints and stripes streets, including painting of curb and pavement messages, marking streets for line painting, and cleaning and maintaining equipment, such as stencils, hoses, and spray guns.
Assists in the fabricating and installing signs.
Sets up traffic cones and traffic control devices as required.
May work independently in such areas as street cleaning and debris collection.
Assists in the general cleaning and maintenance of the Public Works Facilities.
Uses a variety of hand and power tools in connection with the above duties; operates light, motorized equipment, such as pick-ups, flatbeds, dump trucks, jack hammers, and saws.
May operate larger equipment, such as front-end loaders and rollers for training purposes or in emergencies.
Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
Works cooperatively with others.
Required to work overtime during hours outside of the normal work day.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs all other work assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Basic techniques, tools, equipment, and materials used in public works maintenance, construction, and repair work.
Occupational hazards and safety practices and procedures related to the work.
Techniques for dealing with the public, City staff, and representatives of contractors in an effective and professional manner.
Effectively and safely perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the maintenance, construction, and repair of public works infrastructure.
Follow written and verbal instructions.
Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and with others to assimilate, understand, and convey information, in a manner consistent with job functions.
Work effectively with other staff and with the public.
Operate trucks and other light power-driven equipment.
Perform heavy physical and manual labor.
Acquire a general knowledge of division policies and safety procedures as related to public works operations.
Use initiative and independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
Take a proactive approach to customer service issues.
Organize own work, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Work in a safe manner, following established safety practices and procedures.
Represent the municipality, the department, or the organizational unit effectively in contacts with representatives of other agencies, City departments, and the public.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
Driving a variety of vehicles safely.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Background in general trade knowledge, which could include construction, road work, previous public works employment, or equipment operations.
Must be able to obtain Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers’ License Class B with Air Brake endorsement within 6 months of date of hire and maintain it throughout employment.
Must live within 30 minutes of the Public Works facility within 9 months of date of hire.
The candidate will be required to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting heavy objects and working in all type of weather conditions. Safety procedures and practices are required, as well as wearing safety equipment.
Work is performed about 95% outdoors and 5% in the public works facility, with exposure to dirt, fumes, extreme temperatures, noise, confined workspaces and high work places Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate heavy equipment, hand tools and powered landscaping equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to operate heavy equipment and trucks and be able to be on their feet walking, pushing a lawnmower, trimming edges with a trimmer, stoop or crouch, push, pull, or performing other construction and outdoor work for an entire day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
The above job description reflects the general information deemed necessary to convey the primary functions of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent to the position.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
I certify that I have given true and complete information in this application process, and it does no contain falsifications, omissions, or concealment of material fact. If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application, resume, or interview may result in my employment being terminated. I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for Mt. Lebanon to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either Mt. Lebanon or I can terminate my employment at anytime and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice, unless change by a written agreement signed by a duly authorized representative of Mt. Lebanon.
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