This is routine work in the performance of a variety of unskilled tasks in the maintenance of buildings, grounds as well as in repair and maintenance of water and sewer systems and related public works activities. Incumbents of this position work under the direct supervision of skilled Motor Equipment Operators, supervisors or journey level crafts persons. Depending upon work assignments, incumbents may develop knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of higher level work assignments. The Laborer may be considered as a trainee position for positions such as Carpenter’s Helper, Parks Maintainer and Motor Equipment Operator.
Performs a variety of unskilled work such as collecting and disposing of garbage and trash, shoveling and removal of snow from streets, raking, tamping and shoveling cold patch, cleaning and flushing streets, culverts and catch basins and the digging and refilling of trenches for water and sewer pipelines; Learns to and operates air compressors, jack hammers, concrete mixers and pumps; Works with Water Maintainers in tapping water mains and in the repair and maintenance of the water distribution system; Works with the Pump Station Operators in the repair, replacement and maintenance of pumps and pumping equipment; Works with Building Maintenance Mechanics or skilled trades persons in repairing heating and air conditioning machinery, repairing toilets and sinks, painting apartments and in electrical rewiring activities.
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Characteristics: Willingness to perform unskilled manual work; willingness to work under all weather conditions; ability and willingness to develop a broad range of skills in public works activities including the operation of motor vehicles and power equipment; ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written instructions; dependability; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.