Town of Hiles - Job Position
Title of Position: Road
The Chair of the Town of Hiles
Brief Description of Position:
This position primarily involves the maintenance and improvement of the
roads within the Town of Hiles. The employee is expected to service the
roads with appropriate maintenance practices. The employee must sometimes
exercise independent judgement and perform tasks in the absence of
supervision. The employee is expected to perform the duties in a
professional manner. As an employee of the Town, the employee is expected
to be courteous at all times and represent the Town in a professional and
Essential Functions of the Job
Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
Ability to service and make repairs and
adjustments to equipment.
Sufficient communication skills to be
able to write, read, and speak in English and correctly interpret written
information, policies, and rules.
Must posses a valid Wisconsin Commercial
Available nights, holidays, and weekends
during snow, ice and/or wind storms, and other emergencies.
Ability to bend and to lift moderately
heavy (50 pound) objects on a regular basis of two hours per day and
heavier objects on an occasional basis.
Ability to sit and stand for up to eight
consecutive hours per work shift with periodic breaks.
Ability to walk up to two miles on
ungraded and unpaved surfaces per work shift.
A demonstrated acceptable driving record.
Ability to operate equipment including
grader, truck, loader, tractor mower, chipper, chain saw, and similar
equipment of comparable size and complexity.
Duties of the Position
Maintain Town roads, patch holes, and
service roads with appropriate maintenance practices.
Maintain culverts and ditches.
Check and replace or repair damaged
and/or missing road signs.
Plow snow, apply ice control material.
Maintain shoulders, mow grass, cut brush,
clean trash, trim or remove trees and any related task involved in road
Work with contractors as necessary when a
contractor is hired for a Town job.
See that equipment is serviced with fuel,
oil, water, and lubricants, and perform minor to moderate repairs to tools
and equipment. Order and secure required materials and parts for equipment
Post seasonal weight limits on Town Roads
Perform other duties as necessary and as
requested such as maintaining Town buildings and grounds, monitoring dam
water levels, etc.
Take responsibility for implementing and
following Town policies such as personnel safety, lockout/tagout, etc.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Experience and/or training in highway
maintenance and construction work which includes operating intermediate
size motorized equipment.
Knowledge of methods, materials, and
equipment used in the maintenance and repair of asphalt and gravel roads.
Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations
as they apply to motorized construction and maintenance equipment.
Knowledge and ability to operate
intermediate size motorized construction and maintenance equipment, chain
saws, and similar tools and equipment.
It is preferable that the employee/applicant be a resident of the Town.
March 11, 1998