Job Details

PW Maintenance Operator I and/or II: Asphalt

City of Salem, Salem, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/30/2020

The City of Salem is currently hiring Maintenance Operators to work in the Public Works Department, Asphalt paving section. There are multiple openings as a Maintenance Operator I and/or II level. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligible list of candidates for future hiring needs and will be valid for six months.

This positions focus is on the Streets Maintenance paving crew. As a Maintenance Operator, you will routinely operate construction equipment, such as dump trucks, truck/trailer combinations, bobcats, loaders, forklifts, all sizes of street sweepers, asphalt paving machines, pavement breakers, pothole truck, crack sealers, backhoe, rollers, crane trucks, traffic control truck and/or specific equipment unique to the area of work assigned. This position may occasionally act as a crew leader for one day assignments and will be the primary equipment operator on job sites.

The successful candidates will have knowledge and background in the paving industry and related equipment including main line paving, asphalt overlay, asphalt trench patching, shoulder work and street maintenance within the city infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for candidates that have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and have worked in construction trades or underground utilities installation but do not want to travel.

Maintenance Operator I Salary: $19.69-$23.84 hourly
Maintenance Operator II Salary: $21.15-$25.76 hourly

What are the minimum qualifications?
Must pass the pre-employment background check, drug test (including marijuana), and physical abilities exam.
Must have an Oregon Commercial Driver license (CDL) and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
Maintenance Operator I: One-year general maintenance, repair, or construction experience in street right-of-way, public works facilities, utility systems, and public improvement.
Maintenance Operator II: Two years general maintenance, repair, or construction experience in street right-of- way, public works facilities, utility systems, and public improvements.
Any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for PW Maint Oper I or PW Maint Oper II.

How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification, complete the application, and supplemental questions.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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