Street Maintenance Operator

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Position Profile

Status:  Full-time regular position, non-exempt

Salary:  Starts at $28.82 - $34.23 per hour (Depending upon qualifications)

Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire

Location: City Center

Hours:  Standard business hours (7am-3:30pm), may vary based on business needs

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Streets Division Manager

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is comprised of Engineering, the Water Treatment Plant, Utility Field Operations, Street Maintenance, Fleet Services, and Environmental Services. The department is responsible for the environmental management, design, construction, and maintenance of the street, water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure systems in the community. 

Position Responsibilities

The Street Maintenance Operator uses hand tools, power equipment and mechanized equipment to perform a wide variety of maintenance activities within the public right of way including patching, mowing, snow plowing, concrete repair, and street sweeping. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

Position Details

The Street Maintenance Operator uses hand tools, power equipment and mechanized equipment to perform a wide variety of maintenance activities within the public right of way including patching, mowing, snow plowing, concrete repair, and street sweeping. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Uses strong mechanical aptitude to perform a variety of maintenance activities using hand, power and heavy equipment including pickups, trucks, compressor/air tools, chainsaws, skid steer loader, and backhoe.
  2. Develops and applies specialized skills to the division needs in such areas as carpentry, welding, advanced repairs; provides training in specialized skill to co-workers and seasonal staff; looks for opportunities to develop and use technical knowledge to support the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  3. Demonstrates safe equipment operation and working conditions in traffic on City streets and entering confined spaces.
  4. Reads maps, performs division record keeping and utilizes computer technology to assist in these activities.
  5. Performs daily preventative maintenance and pre-trip DOT inspections.
  6. Actively participates in educational requirements to maintain appropriate licensing or certificates.
  7. Maintains an excellent driving record and a Commercial Driver’s License (if possess).

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Requirements

Education: Associate’s degree or two-year technical degree not required, but preferred; a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class B) with air brakes and tanker endorsement is required on start date; a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class A) with air brakes and tanker endorsement is required within 6-months of employment.

Work Experience: Minimum of two years of related experience preferred; other trade experience preferred in concrete, road construction, landscaping, welding, electrical, etc.

Physical Effort: Occasionally exertion of force in excess of 50 and/or up to 100 pounds to move objects or equipment accessories is required.  Must be able to exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently to move objects.

Working Conditions: Most work is performed in a field environment involving working inside and outside of vehicles.  Seasonal conditions can include excessive heat or cold.  Conditions can include working in wet, muddy, slippery or dusty and windy conditions. At these times there may be intermittent

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or making a decision.

Technical Learning: Effective at acquiring skills, abilities and knowledge; quickly learns new industry, organization, and product information; has an aptitude for retaining and applying technical information; able to communicate techniques, software or product to others; is a quick study; able to work under tight deadlines and pressure.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Criminal History Check
  • Driver’s License Check (must have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record)
  • Pre-employment Physical
  • Drug and Alcohol Test
  • CDL Process
  • Education and work history verification

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline

Position Posted: July 27th, 2021

Application Deadline: August 18th, 2021, 4:30 PM.

Interviews: First Round: Week of August 23rd

                   Final Round: Week of Aug 30th

Potential Start Date: October 4th, 2021

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