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Employer: City of Paola
Job Title: Maintenance Worker 1
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Minimum requirements:
•At least one year as an entry level laborer.
•Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions
and safety practices;
•Ability to operate a variety of construction and maintenance
equipment and hand power equipment.
•Possession of a valid Class B CDL driver’s license or
ability to attain.
•Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
•Must pass pre-employment drug screen and physical examination

•Must pass criminal background check

A motor vehicle record (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions and safety practices; ability to operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment; ability to operate hand power equipment; ability to complete simple reports.


Problem Solving:  Directs problems to Superintendent, Assistant Director or Director of Public Works


Decision Making:  Decisions regarding assigned job are directed to supervisor.


Supervision:    A high level of supervision is provided in this position.


Financial Accountability:   Complete and turn in on a timely basis purchase orders for department expenses.


Personal Relations:    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.


Working Conditions:    This position requires the willingness and ability to work around raw sewage, chemicals and dusty environments, exposure to noise of plant machinery and other equipment; mechanical and electrical hazards of operating equipment; fumes and odors of sewage, chemicals, and gases; toxic substances such as chemicals, cleaners, solvents, and gases; all types of weather and temperature conditions. May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks and standby and requires working varying hours, overtime, weekends, and holidays. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed in both indoors in plant area and outdoors in field and collateral facilities.


Physical Requirements:    Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally; ability to stand, walk, climb, sit, bend, twist, crawl, pull, push, grasp, and perform similar body movements.  Hand/eye/foot coordination adequate for operation of equipment, using tools, and making repairs.  Ability to talk and hear in person, by two-way radio and telephone, and to detect malfunctions in equipment.  Ability to see for operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities, reading charts, and logging operational and treatment information.


Duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the city’s needs and requirements of the job change.  The state of Kansas and city of Paola are at-will employment jurisdictions.  The city is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants/employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position’s functions.  Requests should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.

Vacancy Number: 05-19

Open Date: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: