Maintenance Person

City of Newport   Newport, RI   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 22, 2024

Brief Job Description:
(essential functions of the job)

  • Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, front end loader, dump truck and similar equipment used in the completion of public works projects.
  • Assists in estimating the amount and cost of materials required for each project.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to dig ditches and trenches, patch roadways, and perform public works related tasks around gas pipes, trees, wires, cars, personal property and fellow workers.
  • Performs a wide range of trade work including welding, masonry, carpentry, electrical, concrete work, etc.
    Performs skilled manual work involving the maintenance of various municipal facilities, equipment and grounds. 
  • Attends training sessions as required to maintain abreast of updates or changes in occupational safety requirements.
  • Required to respond to emergency situations such as snow storms.
  • Maintains department equipment such as table saws, drill presses, etc.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Position requires an Associate’s Degree or Journeyman level knowledge of construction trade work and three to five (3-5) years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Ability to safely & effectively operate heavy equipment and machinery. 
  • Must possess working knowledge of all working trades pertaining to routine carpentry, masonry, plumbing and construction work; knowledge of local building and safety codes; working knowledge of construction site preparation.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and/or construction project plans; ability to follow oral & written instructions in a detailed, timely, efficient & safe manner; perform work under extreme weather conditions for long periods of time & ability to interact effectively with co-workers & to complete work in a timely and safe manner.
  • Ability to recognize unsafe working conditions to ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken to ensure employee safety & ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision.

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Class B RI Commercial Driver’s License
  • Hoisting License

Min. Salary: $23.96 hour
Max. Salary: $28.05 hour
FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE OFFERED

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED DURING THE POSTING PERIOD INDICATED OR AS THE NEED EXISTS FOR THE POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AND ALSO ON THE INTERNET WHERE IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED. THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT CONSIDER APPLICATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVED UNSIGNED, INCOMPLETE, OR POST-MARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.

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