HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER 2
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Highway Maintenance Workers 1 and 2 operate a variety of self-propelled and other equipment in the maintenance and repair of highway pavements, shoulders, roadsides and drainage, traffic signs and pavement markings, and in the control of snow and ice. In addition, they may be assigned a variety of maintenance tasks in support of the bridge and facility maintenance programs. This is manual work involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of various types of heavy motor equipment used for highway construction or maintenance, and the performance of recurring manual duties related to the operation of the equipment, such as mounting and dismounting plows, wings and spreaders; and doing other preventive maintenance tasks or reporting appropriate repairs on the equipment. In addition to the equipment operation duties, you are also responsible for the routine maintenance of your vehicle and when not driving, do light-to-heavy physical labor. During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours.
Highway Maintenance Worker 2 operates heavier and more complex self-propelled equipment and in higher categories; operates truck-trailer combinations (requiring Class A commercial driver license); hydraulic excavators; graders; bituminous pavers; bulldozers; truck-mounted pavement striping machines; track loader, rotary snowplows and other similar equipment.; provides on-the-job training to other maintenance workers in the operation of highway construction and maintenance equipment; may serve as lead worker for a highway maintenance crew or a part of the crew and performs laboring tasks. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required. During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.
Operates hydraulic excavators to maintain or repair roadside ditches to provide adequate drainage for roadways.
Operates truck low-bed trailer combinations to transport pavers and other heavy and awkward loads to and from job sites.
Operates bituminous pavers to distribute paving materials over road surfaces and to "finish" such surfaces with proper crown and slope to meet design standards for driver safety as well as surface drainage.
Operates road graders to maintain or repair roadway shoulders by grading base course material to the designed slope, by interpreting stakes indicating grade.
Operates heavy dump trucks and heavy dump trucks with plow and wing attachment (OPP).
Operates self-propelled road wideners to pave roadway shoulders.
Assists and trains other employees and workers.
Provides direction to highway maintenance crews as lead workers, directing the performance of specific tasks as assigned by a Highway Maintenance Supervisor.
When acting as a lead worker, makes assignments, provides instructions, oversees and assists work and keeps appropriate records.
Performs preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and assists mechanics in equipment maintenance and repair.
Mounts, adjusts and dismounts snowplows, wing plows, and aggregate hoppers and spreaders.
Responsible for written or computed daily work logs including route/location logs and material logs.
Acts as an essential personnel and required to respond to emergency call-ins.Operates light trucks (less than Twenty-Six Thousand Gross Vehicle Weight Rating); tractor-mounted mowers; patch rollers (less than 9 tons); sewer cleaners; wood chipper; maintainers; forklifts and other similar equipment.
Operates heavy trucks (more than Twenty-Six Thousand Gross Vehicle Weight Rating); Aerial lift trucks, snowplows, with wing (OPP); double wing OPP: catch basin vacuum trucks; self-propelled wideners; large pavement rollers (more than 9 tons); self-propelled street sweepers; front-end loaders; backhoes; over the rail mower windrow loaders and other similar equipment.
Operates truck-trailer combinations (requiring Class A commercial driver license); hydraulic excavators; graders; bituminous pavers; bulldozers; truck-mounted pavement striping machines; track loader, rotary snowplows and other similar equipment.
Good knowledge of the operation of dump trucks, flatbed trucks and various other types of heavy equipment and related attachments.
Good knowledge of the geography of the area.
Physical strength and agility sufficient to operate equipment over rough terrain, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
Ability and willingness to perform routine tasks requiring physical exertion such as lifting, climbing, painting, washing, sweeping/mopping, moving furniture, shoveling, raking, and mowing.
Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions.
Ability to identify, avoid, and report potentially hazardous working conditions.
Ability to understand, interpret, and follow all applicable safety policies.
Willingness to respond to emergencies and perform overtime work.
Willingness to work outside under adverse weather conditions.
The employee’s physical condition shall be commensurate with the demands of the position either with or without reasonable accommodations.
Highway Maintenance Workers 2 occasionally supervise Highway Maintenance Workers 1 overseeing and instructing the work of crew members.
One (1) year of permanent non-competitive class status in the title of or Highway Maintenance Worker 1 or Motor Equipment Operator 1 in OCDOT and a AO Endorsement and possession of One Person Plow Certification from the Onondaga County Transportation Department in New York State.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a Class A (CDL) with appropriate endorsements/or restrictions as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle being operated. Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.
Possession of Excavator Certification is required to perform excavation duties in accordance with New York State General Business Law. Certification must be obtained during the probationary period. Training will commence upon appointment. Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.
9/2022 Date of original composition