Skilled laborer/Motor Equipment Operator

Part- or Full-time positions

The Village of Chatham is accepting applications for full or part-time skilled laborer/motor equipment operators in the Department of Public Works.

Public Works Laborer is responsible for the operation of a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and for performing manual labor activities as directed by the Working Foreman. Included is road maintenance, signage, water and sewer repairs, snow removal and other related areas.

The position requires operation of Village owned vehicles, such as pick-up trucks, backhoe, street sweeper, dump trucks, salt spreaders, snow plows, etc. as required. The operation of power tools and equipment, such as mowers, chain saws, air compressors, etc. when required, is also necessary. The candidate will be required to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting heavy objects and working in all types of weather conditions. Safety procedures and practices are required to be followed, as well as wearing safety equipment. The candidate will be required to inspect and repair equipment as required by department procedures. The applicant will mow grass, plant and/or prune trees, flowers and hedges. There is a requirement to maintain DPW garage, as well as clean up litter and empty trash cans. Maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers and/or conducting routine maintenance procedures is required. Sweeping and clean up of debris and materials from roads will be required as well as snow and ice removal, including manual shoveling of snow.

A valid New York State driver’s license is required. A good working relationship with co-workers and the general public is a necessity. The candidate must be able to be called out for emergencies such as snowfall, floods, downed trees, sewer back-ups and must be knowledgeable in a variety of semiskilled and skilled maintenance tasks.

Full and/or part-time positions may be available. Wages will be commensurate with experience as determined by the bargaining agreement.

Applications can be found here: Job Application or be picked up at the Village Hall at 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Once completed, they should be returned to Village Hall.

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