Maintenance Worker - RTS

City of Gainesville
Job Description

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Department:

 

Salary will be based on qualifications.

 

Closing Date:

Until Filled

 

Job Details:

This is a manual labor performing skilled and semi-skilled tasks at Regional Transit System (RTS) facilities.Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under direct supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on maintenance.

 

Job Description:

Inviting applications for the role of

Maintenance Worker I and III

 

The City of Gainesville’s Regional Transit System (RTS) department is now hiring for a Maintenance Worker I and Maintenance Worker III to provide support to our team in the management and maintenance of the City’s transit system.

Tasks to be performed may include but not limited to: Maintains buildings, property and equipment at all of the Regional Transit Systems locations.  Provides the expertise necessary for diagnosis and repair of industrial equipment used in the maintenance of transit vehicles as well as major systems required in an office building setting.  Performs site layout, prepares/obtains documents required to file permit applications for the install and upgrade of bus stop landing pads and shelters. Maintains and repairs passenger amenities. Installs or replaces signs, mounting posts, kiosks, benches and trash cans. Performs routine cleaning of bus stops, trims grass, trims tree limbs, picks up trash, treats for insects, paints and repairs structures. Drives vehicles and tows trailers to and from work sites.

To be considered for these positions you must have:

Maintenance Worker I ($14.75-$18.56 hourly)

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
  • Six (6) months of experience in laboring work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair, or construction work
  • CDL class "B" license, with passenger transport endorsement, required within one month of date of employment.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of pumps, motors, compressors, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing

Maintenance Worker III ($15.06-$21.08)

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
  • Four (4) years of experience in construction and maintenance work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • CDL class "B" license, with passenger transport endorsement, required within one month of date of employment.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Journey level knowledge of servicing, maintaining, fabricating, repairing facilities, structures, shop equipment, and fueling equipment.

 

SUMMARY

This is a manual labor performing skilled and semi-skilled tasks at Regional Transit System (RTS) facilities.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under direct supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on maintenance.


EXAMPLES OF WORK*

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs routine grounds and road right-of-way cleaning and maintenance.

Mows grass with power, push-type, or small tractor mower.

Cuts, pulls and hoes weeds.  Sprays ditches and fence lines for weed control.

Trims and prunes shrubbery and small trees.  Loads trash and trimmings on truck.  Rakes leaves and edges curbs.

Cleans and maintains garden equipment.  Greases and makes minor repairs on equipment.

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of varied facilities.  Sweeps sidewalks and parking lots.  At RTS facilities, cleans and buffs floors, empties trash receptacles, inspects and cleans bathrooms twice per day, and restocks materials as needed.

Inspects, cleans, fuels, and washes automobiles, trucks and busses.

Maintains the orderly storage of tools and equipment.

Inspects fire extinguishers and eye wash stations.  Keeps required records.

Transfers waste products from satellite containers, engine oil, coolant and used oil filters to storage tanks and/or shipping drums.  Moves full drums into containment area and ensures drums are properly marked. 

Coordinates with waste contractors staff on site to identify products awaiting disposal.  Checks waste manifest for correct quantities/products being transported for disposal.

Maintains oil water separator, removes sludge from pit sumps and properly stores waste.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

May supervise temporary helpers.

May require moving and lifting heavy equipment, tables, and chairs for special events and programs.

May monitor special events and programs, including cleaning up at the conclusion.

May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials).

Drives busses to and from outside repair facilities.

Drives vehicles and tows trailers to and from various facilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalently diploma and six (6) months of experience in laboring work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair, or construction work.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

CDL class “B” license, with passenger transport endorsement, required within one (1) month of date of appointment. 

Certifications

None.

      
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Some knowledge of tools used in maintenance and construction.

Some knowledge of precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment.

Skill in the use of hand tools, floor buffer, lawn equipment, and street sweeper.

Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.

Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public, including angry and/or abusive individuals.

Ability to read and understand detailed and complex work schedules and diagrams.

Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Ability to conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work requires bending, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling up to a maximum of 100 pounds.

Work requires climbing/working at heights using ladders, scaffolding and stairs.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals, including fiberglass materials and resins.

Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels.

Must maintain assigned tools. 

May be required to work outside regularly scheduled hours depending on department needs.

 

Note: 

May Require Assessment(s).

May fill multiple positions.

May establish an eligibility list.

 

Come join our team! The City of Gainesville offers a competitive benefits package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. Not only do we offer traditional benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 11 paid a holidays a year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also offer great things like on-site fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of fitness equipment, on-site medical staff and a wellness program to keep you healthy and happy.

 

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at HR@cityofgainesville.org or by calling 352-334-5077.

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