Street Maintenance Technician
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs street maintenance of right-of-ways in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. Duties include operating equipment, machines, tools and work aids: backhoe, front-end loader, trenchers, skid steer loaders, jack hammer, air compressor, pumps, signs and traffic signals, dump trucks and other vehicles and equipment.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Performs street repair and maintenance including patching asphalt streets, repair concrete streets and sidewalks, catch basins, manholes and storm sewer lines.
  • Assists in the installation and repair of storm sewers, water lines, storm drain junctions, and the cleaning of storm sewer lines and drainage ditches.
  • Operates various small equipment and large vehicles.
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
  • Performs routine maintenance to equipment on a daily basis.
  • Identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. 
  • Notifies supervisors of repair problems beyond the scope of authority.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Reports City code violations to supervisor.
  • Responds to emergencies as needed.
  • May be required to work on a twenty-four (24) hour stand-by on call basis.
  • Performs tree trimming on street right-of-ways.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
  • High School diploma or GED plus one year of general maintenance experience preferred
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License Class C
Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of general maintenance, construction, tools, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary in performing maintenance, construction and repair work.
  • Ability to perform the specialized semi-skilled maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work, including heavy lifting.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. 
Work Environment: 

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise, work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with and around heavy machinery, in or near vehicle traffic, exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals.


Physical requirements: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.