Sweeper Operator

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT
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DEPARTMENT OF STREETS, PARKS & FLOOD CONTROL
SWEEPER OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE LEVEL 3B

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs semi-skilled work requiring operation of a motorized street sweeper, light maintenance of various equipment, operation of hand and power tools and operation of various equipment related to street maintenance; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision of the Streets Foreman, Administrative Foreman, and General Manager.

This is considered moderate to heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or other related tasks. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, conveying detailed or important instruction to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make find distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection of defects in parts, use of measuring devises, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator.

ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

Operation, inspection, and maintenance of a vacuum assist street sweeper;
Operation of dump trucks and attachments; snow plow and spreaders, chippers, air compressor, roller, and tractors with attachments;
Operation of small equipment, such as power mowers, chain saws, snow blowers, jackhammers, asphalt sealing units, and sewer equipment;
Operation of hand and power tools;
Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of vacuum assist street sweepers and related equipment for the maintenance and repair of streets; thorough knowledge of small hand and power tools and related equipment. Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately; ability to direct other workers when performing a task; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers, and associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of experience equivalent to graduation from high school and general knowledge of various street maintenance equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMNET:

Possession of a Commercial Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class B with a good driving record status.

Deadline to apply for this position is Friday, January 10, 2020.