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Public Works - Street Department

Wernersville Borough
Wernersville, PA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $21 to $22 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job description

Public Works Employee

Job Summary:

Wernersville Borough is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Public Works employee. 2 to 3 years experience preferred. Work involves general knowledge of maintenance procedures for all equipment, including light, medium or skilled equipment and some heavy truck operating procedures. Work also involves maintenance and repair projects on streets, leaf collection, snow removal, paving, routine vehicle and equipment maintenance and similar maintenance duties. Specific experience in landscaping/grounds maintenance and road maintenance is preferred.

Must have valid Driver’s License (Type C)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Type: Full-time

  • Snow plowing and removal, salting
  • Parks and recreation mowing and landscape
  • Leaf raking and collecting with the use leaf vacuum
  • Identifies possible upcoming public work needs (street repair, paving, crack sealing, catch basin repair, etc.) for the Borough
  • Informs Road Master of any major repairs on all Borough equipment, buildings, or properties.
  • Ensures that all Borough vehicles and equipment are kept clean Maintains daily usage log.
  • Painting of curbs, crosswalks, and stop bars; minor carpentry, plumbing, and welding jobs, Christmas tree pickup, pot hole repair, and other issues that may arise
  • Directs and distributes barricades and no parking signs for parades and other special events
  • Attends educational training events/meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by Borough Council.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Practice and maintain safe equipment operations and safety knowledge of job responsibilities by adhering to departmental, local, State and Federal guidelines and laws.
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and rules and regulations within the organization.
  • Knowledge of standard practices and techniques of road maintenance
  • Skill and ability in the safe use of hand and power tools and in the operation of chain saws, dump trucks, snowplows, graders, backhoes, loaders, mowers, anti skid spreaders and similar equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, construction, landscaping, carpentry, mechanics or other related skills.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on a twenty-four-hour basis.
  • Ability to recognize road repair needs and to accurately estimate material and labor requirements for the specific projects.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with coworkers and Borough residents
  • Ability to plan, organize and assign work on a priority basis
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand, walk, climb ladders, use hands to operate tools or reach objects. The employee is required to push, pull, lift or move objects that weigh in excess of 50 lbs. While performing the duties of this position the employee may be exposed to heights, dust, noise and moving parts. Due to the nature of the position the employee must be able to work in all weather conditions.

Minimum experience or training:


High School diploma or GED required

2-3 years of working experience relating to public works duties and responsibilities

Must possess and maintain a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License


Wernersville Borough

Wernersville, PA



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