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Service Maintenance Worker (Asphalt) - Water Distribution

Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Job Summary

Employee in this class performs manual labor in the division to include: the use of hand tools and power equipment such as jackhammers, tamps, chain saws, shovels, rakes, brooms, string trimmers and lawn mowers.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statement of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required, assigned and expected aside from those set forth below to address operational needs and changing operational practices.

  • Assist in installation, maintenance and repair of asphalt cuts and pot holes as well as appropriate aesthetic and functional clean up after a project.
  • Assist in positioning traffic control devices around work zones to conform with the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, direct traffic around work zones using traffic control devices, hand signals and two way radios.
  • Gather necessary tools and equipment needed for the day and assist in loading onto the truck, cleans tools and equipment and ensure proper storage.
  • Attend departmental and safety meetings as required, maintain uniforms and safety attire to conform to proper dress code and safety rules at all time, performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.


Education & Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities required for this position would be:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent training and experience

Operation of hand tools and power tools.

Licenses or Certifications Required
Valid driver’s license preferred.

The following generally describes the knowledge and abilities required in order to successfully perform the assigned duties of the position:

Knowledge of:

  • Proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Policies, rules and regulations of the City of Phenix City.

Ability to:

  • Read in order to comprehend directives, gauges and indicators.
  • Write in order to document logs or similar non-complex forms.
  • Verbally communicate in order to converse with supervisors and crew members regarding work related activities.
  • Count, add and subtract whole numbers.
  • Comprehend written and oral instructions.
  • Operate two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or dispatcher to receive and transmit information.
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment.
  • Follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks.
  • Exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others.
  • Work under immediate supervisor and carry out assigned tasks.
  • Work as a member of a team.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations needed to perform the essential duties of this position.

Environment: Work location will primarily be outdoors.

Physical Demands: See accompanying page for details

Key Working Relationship: Service Supervisor and fellow crew members