Street Maintenance Tech
Full-time
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. The position works the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and must be available to work overtime and be “on call” as assigned by supervisor. 

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.
  • Performs tree trimming on street right-of-ways.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required. 
Education/Experience: 
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, plus one year of general maintenance experience preferred.  
Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of street, highway and drainage construction, safe operation of equipment and provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to operation of light and heavy motorized equipment.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Work Environment: 

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; slippery, wet and uneven terrain; exposure to vibrations and noise; work with and around machinery and traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; subject to possible inhalation and absorption through skin of toxic chemicals; maintaining physical condition necessary for walking for long periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; must be able to operate assigned vehicle, and work in confined spaces (storm sewers, manholes, and drainage structures).