Human Resources

Senior Street Maintenance Worker

$18.68 hourly rate

Assists in overseeing the performance of the Public Works Signs and Markings crew.  Leads work crew in supervisor’s absence to ensure assigned work is performed and completed in a safe and efficient manner.  Assists Maintenance Supervisor in assigning and managing crew duties.  Works with crew in performance of assigned tasks.  Trains new employees on equipment and operation procedures.   Performs street maintenance work, maintenance of right-of-way, traffic signs and pavement markings installation and maintenance work, traffic control maintenance work, and traffic data collection. Will maintain required records and reports and prepare status reports on assigned activities in Cityworks data management system.  Coordinates paperwork between the field and office. 

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or G.E.D. and five years of progressively responsible experience in general labor and heavy equipment operation.  Must be 21 years of age.  Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s license, or valid Class A Commercial Driver’s permit, with air brake and tanker endorsement without ‘K’ restriction and be able to obtain license within six months of hire.  Must obtain flagger certification and work zone training, and complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Knowledge of: Standard practices, materials, tools and safety hazards and precautions used in various construction trades, street operations and maintenance.  Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. 

Skill in:   Using a wide range of power tools and equipment, and communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Able to: Troubleshoot complex problems related to construction and maintenance issues.   

Physical Demands:  Must be able to stoop, crawl, crouch, reach overhead, negotiate stairs and ramps, climb ladders, bend and lift up to 45 lbs. plus or minus 25 lbs. Must be able to stand and walk distances on hard floor surfaces and maintain balance on uneven surfaces and in elevated situations. 

Typical Working Conditions:  Outdoor conditions of extreme heat, cold, and severe weather. Regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, machinery.  May be exposed to noise from various hand tools for extended periods. Required to respond to snow removal and emergencies after normal working hours.  Hours of work 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Drug testing

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.

IBEW Maintenance & Clerical position

Apply online at or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO  64050.  Position closes: May 6, 2019


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