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Maintenance Worker I or II

$15.45 – $23.10 hourly

City of South Hutchinson

Last Updated: 5/10/22

Job Description

RECRUITMENT TIMELINE/SCHEDULE

The City of South Hutchinson has an IMMEDIATE vacancy in its public works department for a maintenance worker. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the first review of applications will occur on Monday, March 21st and we will attempt to schedule interviews that week.

Our goal is to have a start date of Monday, April 11.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

Our public works department is going through a dramatic transformation as we reimagine what it should be and how it can provide tremendous value to our taxpayers. We want to move towards a culture that is proactive instead of reactive, weeds out mediocrity, compensates individuals on merit and the value of their contributions, and promotes decision-making that is based on facts, data, and what is in the long-term best interests of our citizens.

You have the opportunity to join us and shape our new direction. We are excited to welcome you.

POSITION SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION

The City of South Hutchinson seeks a maintenance worker in our public works department to fill a full-time vacancy.

This individual will perform a variety of unskilled and skilled manual labor tasks in the maintenance, repair, and construction of roadways, public utilities, parks, and other public facilities; will use hand tools, power tools, and operate light equipment and heavy machinery in the course of work; assists with routine maintenance, repair or construction tasks to support the functions of each division in the department.

Candidates without experience are encouraged to apply.

Our goal is to hire individuals who possess the following traits/skills listed in order of preference:

  • Positive attitude and willing to learn/take on new challenges
  • Great work ethic
  • Skills, expertise, and experience that will add value to the organization and benefit our residents/taxpayers
An ideal candidate will have experience maintaining and repairing waterline infrastructure, and be comfortable operating various types of heavy machinery. Additionally, they will have experience working with concrete and/or possess a strong mechanical aptitude. If you are skilled in a trade, we want to hear about it.

Most importantly, a successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, take personal pride in their work product, possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn, and be accountable and dependable.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Below is a list of job duties and responsibilities you may be asked to perform.

Water Department
  • Water line maintenance and repair, tapping lines, installation of water meters, etc.
  • Fire hydrant replacements
  • Water sample collection
Wastewater
  • Wastewater plant cleaning and maintenance
  • Sewer line maintenance
  • Lift station and pump maintenance
Roads and Rights-of-Ways
  • Asphalt road patching and repair
  • Storm gutter cleaning and maintenance
  • Concrete removal, repair, and installation of valley gutters, curbs & gutters, sidewalks, and road sections
  • Street sign repairs
  • Snow and ice removal
Parks & Facilities Maintenance
  • Building repairs, improvements, and maintenance
  • Mowing and assorted landscaping duties
Other Skills and Tasks

Individuals will be expected to have or work to acquire the following skills and certifications:
  • Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Water Operator I and II certification
  • Wastewater Operator I and II certification

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a valid Kansas driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Ideally have a high school diploma or GED

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Individuals will be exposed to extreme temperatures and engage in strenuous and prolonged physical exertion in order to complete duties. Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy loads, extensive walking and the ability to operate departmental equipment is required daily in this position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds.

They will also be exposed to loud noises and flammable fuels and solvents.

Individuals will be assigned weekend checks of the water and sewer system and serve in an on-call capacity on a rotational basis at the conclusion of a probationary training period.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Starting compensation will be based on experience and skill set within the following ranges:

Maintenance Worker I ($15.45 - $19.00)
Maintenance Worker II ($19.00 - $23.10)

The City of South Hutchinson provides employees with one of the best health insurance/dental/vision plans in the region and covers 85% of the cost for their employees. Employees will be enrolled in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). They will also receive vacation days, sick leave, on-call pay, and gym membership reimbursement.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the attached application by clicking this link: South Hutchinson Employment Application.

If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Denise McCue at [Register to View] or via email at [Register to View]



Company Details

South Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
The City of South Hutchinson is a small town located south of Hutchinson in Reno County.It is a safe and quiet bedroom community of approximately 2,500 people.  South Hutchinsonis located in USD 309.