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Maintenance Safety Supervisor

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To supervise the activities of the Fleet/Equipment, Cemetery and Building Maintenance sections, and act as Safety Officer for the Public Works Department. Work is performed under the general direction of the Public Works Superintendent with input from the Public Works Director/City Engineer.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise and assign the work of skilled and semi-skilled subordinates engaged in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of vehicles, equipment, and buildings. Maintain appropriate files and records. Establish priorities, deadlines and modifies work schedules to meet such deadlines utilizing a work order system.

 

Provide technical assistance or advice to subordinates in difficult or unusual situations. Prepare draft division budget and justification for review by Public Works Superintendent/Department Director.

 

Research and develop specifications for equipment and vehicles needed by the City. Research and evaluate cost-effective useful life of City equipment and vehicles. Maintain fleet vehicle and equipment asset list and assists other departments to determine the best vehicle/equipment fit for their needs. Assess the availability and use of alternate fuel vehicles and recommend their addition to the City’s fleet.

 

Maintain a list of all facility assets and provides a comprehensive annual inspection of repairs and maintenance requirements. Recommend major repairs and replacement items for inclusion in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan. Monitor fuel consumption and recommends policy guidelines.

 

Implement safety rules and procedures to ensure Public Works Department is in compliance with appropriate safety regulations. Evaluate safety training needs and ensure appropriate training is scheduled and documented.

 

Work with Public Works Safety Committee, and conduct and document monthly department safety meetings. Conduct field and facility inspections to evaluate effectiveness of safety programs, and make recommendations for improvements.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintains proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintains knowledge of building maintenance functions and general janitorial requirements for public facilities.  Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of fleet and equipment, maintenance operations including knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions, federal and state guidelines used in vehicle and equipment maintenance operation unique to Public Works. Knowledge of building and facility needs. Knowledge of personnel principles and supervisory practices. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.  Equivalent to high school plus additional broad specialized training equal to two years college in related field(s) and over five years experience in public works maintenance, and/or construction, including supervisory experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License (or ability to obtain).

 

Desirable Qualifications: Management skills and team building. Knowledge of occupational hazards involved in the Public Works Department and appropriate safety precautions, standards and regulations.

 

Strong oral, written and organizational skills. Computer data management skills. Knowledge of operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of Public Works vehicles, equipment, and heavy equipment. Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, materials and equipment employed in the repair of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.  Knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in structure maintenance and repair. Ability to work effectively with other employees and the public.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, motorized vehicles, calculator and standard office equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 80% of the work period occurs under usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. The remaining work period occurs outside with exposure to less severe weather conditions and construction/shop maintenance hazards and conditions.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for over 5 seldom over 10 FTE, through lead personnel.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent and Public Works Director/City Engineer.

 

 

Mechanic

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform general service, tune-up, maintenance and repair on a wide variety of City vehicles and equipment.  Maintain service records.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Participate in the repair, maintenance and servicing of automotive vehicles, light, mid-range and heavy duty trucks, ambulance and police vehicles, backhoes, loaders, caterpillars, paving equipment, compressors, generators, sewer cleaning equipment, motors, chain saws, snow removal equipment, etc.

 

Diagnose vehicle or equipment malfunctions and determine effective corrective measures.

 

Maintain and trouble-shoot electrical systems, air and hydraulic brakes, hydraulic systems, pumps, etc. Operate electronic test equipment. Contact suppliers and order materials. Weld and fabricate parts, as needed.

 

Maintain records regarding work activities and material usage, which may include data entry into computer. Use and care for tools, equipment and materials used in the course of duties.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent, plus two years experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques used in the repair, maintenance and operation of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.  Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Employee must own and provide the tools and toolbox required by the Division Supervisor for the position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Specialized training in automotive repair, electronics and heavy equipment.  Knowledge of mechanical principles. Experience and/or training in welding and metal fabrication. Knowledge of operating principles of gas and diesel engines.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis. Approximately 20% of the work period involves moving materials weighing in excess of 60 pounds and or operating Public Works equipment. Manual dexterity and coordination are required more than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as motorized vehicles, tools, computers, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of the work occurs inside buildings with exposure to worksite hazards and conditions and may be exposed to fumes, exhaust, oils, chemicals, etc. Position is subject to emergency call-out after normal business hours. Overtime may be required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Maintenance Safety Supervisor.

 

 

Utility Worker IV - Facilities

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Oversee all building and operation of City buildings and janitorial and linen contractors. Monitor work being accomplished and adjust to meet needs of City. Prepare requisitions for continued service. Maintain City buildings and determine maintenance needs and correct either with in-house staff or contract out. Meet requirements of specific changes to building codes, ADA accessibility and safety concerns. Maintain and keep accurate work order requests and data base of tasks accomplished. Provide project management services to departments in the completion of building projects and assist in obtaining major/minor construction/equipment modifications, including contract bid on projects to City-owned and/or occupied buildings.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Inspect, perform or contract facilities maintenance, custodial and repair tasks to City-owned and/or occupied buildings, including painting and refinishing, repairs to woodwork/framing, sheetrock, lath and plaster, windows, trim, doors and hardware. Perform minor plumbing and electrical repairs within permissible parameters of State codes.

 

Perform or contract various building repair and minor construction modifications to interior building spaces such as relocating walls, doorways, installing door closures, locks, and windows; rebuilding floors and ceilings; hanging, taping and texturing sheetrock; preparing surfaces for paint and painting; installing floor coverings; minor roof repairs; etc. May assist in office relocation, moving furniture or office materials, boxes, etc. with employee office set up or relocation and space reutilization. May assist with monitoring quality and completion of minor construction modification or facilities equipment installation contracts with outside contractors.

 

Maintain fuel system, assist with DEQ/EPA inspections of system, and monitor fuel use records; provide training and issue fuel cards. Operate forklift. Provide annual training and certification for all city personnel operating fork lifts. Oversee annual and day-to-day maintenance and certification of City fire extinguishers.  Review and contract with fire extinguisher servicing companies. As necessary, maintain, order and deliver janitorial supplies to City-owned and/or occupied buildings, e.g. cleaners, paper products, germicides, floor tools, etc. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas. 

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain the City Council Chambers in a clean and orderly manner; ensure all left materials are thrown away and that all trash, cans and bottles are removed. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials and meeting with others in areas of routine facilities maintenance and repair. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education plus two years general construction experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Knowledge of general building maintenance, construction, remodeling procedures and materials, workplace hazards and safety. Knowledge of mathematics including decimals and fractions. Knowledge of the use of tools and equipment used in the building trades, including power actuated tools. Prior experience and knowledge of fork lift operations. General knowledge of computers and word-processing software for data entry requirements (excel spreadsheets) and responding to work requests (email and word processing).

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:  Possession of power actuated tools certificate, valid CPR/First Aid card and completion of forklift operator safety course within six months of hire. Possession of valid Oregon Class C Commercial Driver's License (or ability to obtain within one year) and maintenance of acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:  Knowledge of ADA accessibility requirements and state and local building codes. Completion of carpentry apprenticeship program. Knowledge of HVAC equipment. Possession of Special Requirements Licenses.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis such as tool box, materials, warehouse inventory, etc. and, approximately twice monthly, may weigh up to 80 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as carpentry tools, motorized vehicles, keyboard, calculator and other standard office equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of work takes place indoors and outdoors with exposure to dust, paint, solvents, and noise from power tools requiring hearing protection, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices. May be required to supervise one or two employees for specific tasks or project accomplishments.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Maintenance Safety Supervisor.

 

 

Utility Worker I - Facilities

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform general building repair and maintenance and construct modifications to City owned and/or occupied buildings to meet requirements of building codes, ADA accessibility and changing space needs. Assist with obtaining contract bids on projects as necessary. Monitor City vehicle fuel usage and maintain logs. Move and store various equipment and supply materials in warehouse, manually or by operation of forklift.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Perform general repair and maintenance tasks to city-owned or occupied buildings including repair of woodwork, sheet rock, lath and plaster, windows, trim, doors and hardware, painting and refinishing. Perform minor plumbing and electrical repairs within permissible parameters of State codes.

 

Perform various remodeling to interior building spaces such as relocating walls, doorways, and windows; rebuilding floors and ceilings; hanging, taping and texturing sheet rock; painting surfaces (walls, ceilings, cabinets, etc); installing floor coverings; etc. Assist with design layouts for phones, electrical outlets, computer lines, etc, to make efficient use of available workspace. Monitor quality and completion of contracts with outside contractors.

 

Receive and store warehouse equipment and supplies. Operate forklift. Issue office supplies and small tools from warehouse inventory. Maintain computerized inventory records. Obtain bids for fuels and order as needed.  Maintain and order janitorial supplies, e.g. cleaners, paper products, germicides, floor tools, etc. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Pick up and deliver mail to City Hall. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education plus two years general construction experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Knowledge of general building maintenance, construction, remodeling procedures and materials, workplace hazards and safety. Knowledge of mathematics, including decimals and fractions. Knowledge of the use of tools and equipment used in the building trades, including power actuated tools. Knowledge of fork lift operation. General knowledge of computers and word processing software.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of power actuated tools certificate, valid CPR/First Aid card and completion of forklift operator safety course within six months of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Class C Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of ADA accessibility requirements and State and local building codes. Completion of carpentry apprenticeship program. Possession of Special Requirements Licenses. Previous experience in forklift operation.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis such as tool box, materials, warehouse inventory, etc. and, approximately twice monthly, may weigh up to 80 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as Carpentry tools, motorized vehicles, keyboard, calculator and other standard office equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of work takes place indoors with exposure to dust, paint, solvents, and noise from power tools requiring hearing protection, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Maintenance Safety Supervisor.

 

 

Cemetery Sexton

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Supervise, plan, organize and participate in the daily operation and maintenance of the city cemetery facilities and designated public landscaped areas.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage administrative functions of municipal cemetery operation, including providing information about services and fees, scheduling internments, coordinating funerals, assisting grieving families, maintaining records, ordering supplies and equipment, preparing budget estimates, etc.

 

Supervise and perform maintenance of landscaped grounds, including inspecting, mowing, weeding, tree and bush trimming, and vegetation planting and removal. Installs, maintains and repairs irrigation sections. Apply fertilizers, herbicides and other lawn and garden chemicals.

 

Operate hand and power tools such as push mower, weed eater, shovel, chain saw, etc. Operate light to heavy equipment, which may include backhoe, dump truck, tractor, riding lawn mower, sod cutters, concrete mixer, etc.

 

Perform cemetery duties such as funeral set-ups, grave digging, form setting and pouring of concrete for grave markers, repairing broken markers, locating graves, etc. Inspect, maintain and service equipment used for cemetery work. Drive utility truck.

 

Conduct periodic performance reviews of subordinate employees.

 

Perform general maintenance functions such as moving of furnishings, moving items to and from storage and performs seasonal assistance to street division during paving season.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Work effectively with other employees and the general public. Maintain proficiencies by attending conferences, meetings, reading materials and meeting with others in area of responsibility.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Knowledge and experience in the use and servicing of a wide variety of light to heavy equipment. Knowledge of grounds maintenance, use of fertilizers, sprays, irrigation systems and controllers, etc. Knowledge of basic office administration and equipment, including computers and calculators.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Class B Commercial Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of cemetery operations, the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment, occupational hazards and safety precautions. Basic First Aid and CPR Certification. Pesticide applicator license.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervises 1 but seldom over 3 FTE.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Maintenance Safety Supervisor.

 

 

Utility Worker I - Cemetery

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform primarily physical tasks in the maintenance, operation and repair of city cemetery facilities and public landscaped areas.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Perform maintenance of landscaped grounds, including inspecting, mowing, weeding, tree and bush trimming, vegetation planting and removal. Install, maintain and repair irrigation sections. Apply fertilizers, pesticides and other lawn and garden chemicals only if licensed.

 

Operate hand and power tools such as push mower, weed eater, chain saw, etc. Operate light to heavy equipment which may include backhoe, dump truck, tractor, riding lawn mower, chain saw, concrete mixer, etc.

 

Help with the creation and implementation of a computerized tracking system for cemetery layout and grave space location. Help create and maintain a computerized invoice tracking system. Maintain this tracking system after the initial development is complete.

 

Perform cemetery duties such as funeral set-ups, grave digging, form setting and pouring of concrete for grave markers, repairing broken markers, locating graves, providing customers with information/prices, etc.

 

Inspect, maintain and service equipment used on the job. Drive utility truck.

 

Perform minor building maintenance functions such as painting, moving of furnishings, moving items to and from storage.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to learn how to operate a wide variety of light to heavy equipment. Knowledge of grounds maintenance, care and use of fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation systems and controllers, etc. Knowledge of tree and bush trimming.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Class C drivers license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Competent Person and Flagging Certification.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment, cemetery operations and knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Familiarity with hazardous chemicals handling. Basic First Aid and CPR Certification. Pesticide applicator license. Familiarity with computers and knowledge of a variety of software, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 80% of the work period. Duties may require use of hand tools, chain saw, shovels, and operation of light and medium equipment. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include work in confined spaces. May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise and chemicals. May require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Maintenance Safety Supervisor and/or Cemetery Sexton.

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