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Maintenance Worker - Traffic

Company: City of Hickory
Location: Hickory
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality.

Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at www.hickorync.gov/employment or www.hickorywellcrafted.com for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a "Well Crafted" City.

Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S.

All offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug screen procedure. This examination process is designed to determine if applicants are able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the job without physical harm to themselves, or others. All applicants are subject to a background check.

All applications must be completed online at www.hickorync.gov/employment. You may use any computer with Internet access.

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum age of 18 and a valid NC Class "C" driver's license.

This position performs maintenance duties in support of department operations. Major Duties

Manufacturers, installs, maintains, and repairs traffic signs.

Installs and maintains thermoplastic markings and legends.

Installs traffic counters.

Installs and maintains paint and other high-performance markings and legends.

Establishes safe work zones in streets and traffic.

Assists in the preparation of special events.

Removes material from rights-of-way.

Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles.

Attends training classes and seminars.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

After-hours work is required as necessary during emergencies, inclement weather and other times as necessary.

Knowledge and Qualifications

Knowledge of the techniques employed in the installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic control devices.

Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.

Skill in the manufacture and installation of traffic signs.

Skill in the operation of such equipment as hydraulic post puller, truck mounted crane, and pressurized air tanks with pneumatic spray guns.

Skill in performing mathematical calculations.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.

No experience requirements.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State ofNorth Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently/repeatedly required to stand; walk; use hands and exert forces needed to handle various types and sizes of tools, equipment and objects; reach with hands and arms and perform elevated work for periods of time; climb ladders and balance; climb into vehicles and equipment; stoop; kneel; half-kneel; squat; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move more than 100 pounds. An employee in this position will have successfully passed a "Functional Prework Screen" administered by a professional and impartial third party specialist.

SAFETY SENSITIVE: This position has been identified as safety-sensitive. The employee in this position will be part of a random drug testing pool. The methodology for choosing the random test subjects is handled by an outside, impartial, third party vendor.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work is typically performed outdoors, where the employee is exposed to traffic, noise, dust, dirt, grease, occasional cold or inclement weather and machinery with moving parts.

Keywords: City of Hickory, Hickory , Maintenance Worker - Traffic, Other , Hickory, North Carolina

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