Maintenance Worker III - Traffic Operations

at City of Portland in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description


Public Works Department - Up to $2,500 Sign on Bonus Available - Deadline Extended -

Schedule is first shift Monday thru Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with a paid lunch - 

Working knowledge of the  functions and operating methods of a wide variety of heavy and complex construction equipment (bucket trucks, paint machines, sign trucks) used for various Traffic-related jobs as well as for winter operations; knowledge of hazards and of applicable safety  rules and regulations regarding this equipment; ability to construct a safe and efficient work zone; works safely, effectively and  courteously in or around an active and sometimes busy roadway; responds to work orders and requests via electronic devices  and performs the desired tasks; operates specialty tools and assists Traffic Signal Technicians on highly skilled functions such as  programming variable message boards and radar speed units; performs winter operations as required; assists the Traffic Sign  Computer Operator in designing and preparing traffic regulatory signs by computer or manually in accordance with the Manual  of Uniform Traffic Control Devices to include designing and producing signs and banners for the City of Portland, operating and  maintaining all sign making equipment, preparing regulatory signs by computer and applying them to metal sign plates or other necessary applications, preparing traffic sign work orders and preparing invoices for signs that have been requested; good visual  acuity for driving and the physical strength, agility and stamina to withstand exposure to adverse climatic conditions; ability to  distinguish colors and patterns; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; ability to work various shifts as required. 

Desired Experience: Experience using heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders and bucket trucks; knowledge of and ability to operate winter equipment; knowledge of pavement marking layout training, work zone safety training, crosswalk paint machine training, sign installation training or any equivalent combination of experience and training; proven computer experience in the operation of graphics software and ability to work with standard Microsoft office programs. 

Requirements:  Must be high school graduate; must have valid Maine Class B license (may be willing to hire with a Class C license as Maintenance Worker I and will help to obtain Class B license); must have and maintain a good driving record; must pass federally-mandated drug test if hold Class B license; must pass pre-employment physical. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

Labor & Trades Union position – Grade 18 – Pay range starting $884.80/week to $946.40/week, based on qualifications and years of experience.   Excellent benefits package. 

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled. 


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Job Posting: 1003116

Posted On: Oct 28, 2023

Updated On: Jan 10, 2024

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