TIER II - GENERAL LABORER (Sanitation Division and Building & Grounds Maintenance Division)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Employees in this classification may be assigned to provide any and all general labor to perform duties incident or necessary for routine building and grounds maintenance, or for collection and disposal of refuse and garbage on assigned routes.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Work is performed under the supervision of an employee of a higher grade or classification.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
- Assist in performing necessary minor repair and maintenance tasks on electrical, heating, plumbing, ventilating, air conditioning or other mechanical systems in city buildings including the repair of lighting fixtures, switches and outlets and plumbing fixtures.
- Assist in repairing and replacing flooring, doors, screens, awnings, windows and storm windows as required.
- Wash woodwork and windows and empty wastebaskets, gather and dispose of refuse, replace light bulbs and clean and polish brass and other metal work.
- Clean and maintain lavatories and drinking fountains, and replenish lavatory and other supplies as necessary.
- Render non-skilled assistance to skilled maintenance persons when required.
- Dust, polish, arrange and move furniture and equipment and move records, furniture and other equipment as required, and assemble filing cabinets, chairs, desks, and the like from shipping cartons.
- Clean, shovel, treat and sweep sidewalks, as needed, and keep free of ice, snow and obstructions.
- Receive office supplies and equipment and deliver to departments.
- Inspect buildings to determine cleaning and maintenance requirements, and maintain floor surfaces by use of buffing machines, vacuum cleaners, wet and dry pick ups, sweep, mop, scrub, wax and polish floors and corridors.
- Wash and gas city vehicles.
- Act as general laborer in planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, evergreens and flowers, laying sod, cultivating, fertilizing, sowing grass seed, maintaining areas, cutting down dead and diseased trees, pruning trees.
- Act as general laborer in raking, loading, hauling brush, dead limbs, stones and other material from areas of responsibility.
- Maintain daily time sheets and perform some inventory work.
- Drive and operate a packer-type truck and/or pick-up, and collect, transport and properly process disposal of residential and other trash, refuse, garbage, recyclables and yard waste, on an established route, or as assigned.
- Operate automotive and other light and medium mechanical equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowers, power saws, loader tractor and other light power-driven equipmentrequired in the performance of the assigned tasks.
- Perform service work on equipment and make minor repairs and adjustments.
- Perform other assigned manual labor tasks.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform a variety of light, medium and heavy manual tasks involved in general building maintenance and sanitation collection activities, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting work.
- Ability to organize and carry out work assignments.
- Good physical condition and stamina.
- Reasonable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of light to heavy automotive and power-drive equipment.
- Reasonable knowledge of the traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in the operation of medium and heavy vehicles.
- Ability to operate equipment safely, skillfully, and according to applicable traffic rules and regulations.
- Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees.
- Reasonable knowledge of mechanical equipment and tools.
- Reasonable knowledge of the related occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the protection of employees and the public.
- Ability to perform service work on equipment, such as lubrication and related maintenance.
- Ability to understand, follow and transmit oral and written instructions.
Employees assigned to building maintenance duties must also demonstrate reasonable knowledge of cleaning methods, procedures, materials and equipment; Reasonable knowledge of cleaning and maintaining various floor compositions such as ceramic and terrazzo floor tiles, concrete floors and carpeting; Ability to perform routine operation involved in custodial duties without close supervision; Reasonable knowledge of the materials, tools, methods and procedures practiced in maintenance of lawns, shrubs and trees; Ability to perform semi-skilled tasks such as minor carpentry, masonry, construction and cement work.
Employees assigned to sanitation operation duties must also demonstrate reasonable ability to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting of trash cans and other heavy objects, for an extended period, sometimes in inclement weather.
PRELIMINARY QUALIFICATIONS: An applicant shall possess, upon application, based upon the closing date of the posting, the following education and experience or its satisfactory equivalent as outlined and certified by the Civil Service Commission.
- Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
- Employees working in Sanitation must possess a valid commercial driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan with the proper endorsements.
- Employees working in Building Maintenance must possess a valid operator’s license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan with the proper endorsements and have one year (1) year of recent experience in performing a variety of building maintenance, repair and other specialized tasks in the care of public, commercial or industrial buildings.
- Driving record must meet city standards to be insurable.
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Location/Region: Warren, MI