Town of Skowhegan-Highway Dept.-Truck Driver/Laborer

at Town of Skowhegan in Skowhegan, Maine, United States

Job Description

Truck Driver/ Laborer


Nature of work:


This is semi-skilled and unskilled manual work in the operation of heavy trucks and related automotive equipment and the performance of related manual work. Work involves the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment. Employees of this class may also operate heavier equipment as needed or on a temporary basis.


Work involves the operation of heavy trucks and related equipment in the maintenance and construction of streets, sidewalks, storm drains and sewers, snow and ice control or removal, refuse collection and disposal, and the performance of manual tasks in connection with the tasks organized.


Work assignments may received in detail for each job to be performed or may follow an established routine. Work is performed under the general direction of the Road Commissioner of Working Foreman and is subject to review while in progress or upon completion.


Examples of work: (Illustrative only)


Operates moderately heavy or light trucks in the performance of public works duties such as street or sewer maintenance or construction.


May operate other light equipment as needed and may operate heavier equipment such as front-end loader on a temporary basis.


May perform varied work assignments using compressors, pneumatic tools, and roller.


Drives a heavy or light truck transporting dirt, gravel, and construction materials; may assist in loading or unloading trucks using front-end loader.


Operates a snowplow and sander or rides as wingman.


Performs routine and minor maintenance on vehicles.


Performs varied maintenance work including hot topping sidewalks, rebuilding storm drains, sewer lines and replacing of culverts.


Takes down snow fence, cleans or sweeps streets, and completes other special projects as needed.


Helps keep surface drains and sewer lines open and assists in the building and repair of streets.


Picks up debris such as blown downs, straightens signs and posts, picks up leaves, brush and other trash.


Winterizes trucks, mounts sanders and checks operation; performs minor maintenance on equipment.


Performs related work as may be required.


Requirements of work:


Knowledge of the traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in the operation of automotive vehicles.


Knowledge of the geography of the town, including the location of streets.


Ability to operate trucks and other lighter motorized equipment safely and according to traffic laws and regulations.


Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments and service automotive equipment.


Ability to learn the operation of heavier motorized equipment.


Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time under adverse climatic conditions.


Desirable training and experience:


Some experience in the operation of standard automotive equipment heavier than passenger vehicles.


Necessary special requirements:


Must posses or be able to obtain valid class II State of Maine motor vehicle operator’s license.


Physical strength and agility sufficient for performing the duties of the job.





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Job Posting: 581885

Posted On: Jul 20, 2021

Updated On: Jul 30, 2021