Maintenance Worker I - Laborer

City of Great Falls, MT | Great Falls, MT

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Posted Date 3/19/2024
Description Salary : $40,331.20 - $44,470.40 Annually

Location : Great Falls, MT

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Job Number: 24-00034

Department: Public Works

Division: Street

Opening Date: 03/19/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Union Classification: Crafts Council - Laborers Union

Nature of Work

Responsibility for providing semi-skilled to skilled construction, maintenance and repair of the city's street systems. Work is performed under the general direction of a foreman or other supervisory personnel.
Essential Functions of Work

  • Sets up traffic control devices and equipment; shovel, rake and jackhammer asphalt and concrete; fill cracks and potholes in roads and streets.
  • Operates trucks and heavy equipment in snow and ice removal, sanding operations and the hauling of materials to and from work sites.
  • Involvement in all phases of street maintenance and repair.
  • Maintains grass and weeds on public and private property to ensure compliance with City codes.
Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience in street construction, maintenance and repair is desirable.

Class A CDL (Commercial Driver's License) with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement and other special licensure or equipment certifications as required or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.

**As of January 6, 2020, employers of CDL drivers must query the Clearinghouse to verify that a current or prospective driver is not prohibited from operating CMVs or performing other safety sensitive functions. CDL Drivers must now be registered with the FMCSA Clearinghouse. For more information, please visit the website at

Requirements of Work

  • Substantial knowledge of the use of power and hand tools.
  • General knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment and vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of tractor mounted flail mower, brush mower, and commercial weed-eater.
  • Ability to follow verbal/written instructions, and maintain accurate written records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • General knowledge of Street Divisions Standard Operating Procedures and Best Management Practices.
  • Safety Minded
  • Team Player
  • Time Management
  • Thoroughness
  • Technical Capacities

This position does not supervise but provides technical guidance and work review for staff members. This position may be assigned Lead worker status.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in inclement weather conditions. The employee is exposed to cold, heat, noise, dust, vibration, confined spaces, chemicals, and moving traffic.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, reach, ride and perform similar body movements. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 50 pounds. When lifting more than 50 pounds employees are encouraged to use a team lift. The employee must possess hand/eye coordination sufficient to operate a personal computer, office equipment and a motor vehicle; the ability to talkand hear in person or by telephone; and the ability to see and read instructions and reports.


The work schedule is a 40-hour work week, Sunday through Saturday. Work is typically performed Monday through Friday. Schedule involves mandatory shift work to include nights, overtime, weekends and holidays. This position is a non-exempt and eligible for overtime which must be approved prior to working. It is expected employees report to work on time, fully prepared for scheduled work days.


Travel is primarily local during the business day. Occasional travel may be required to attend off-site training and educational opportunities.

Full-time Employee Benefits

The City of Great Falls offers a complete benefits package to our full-time employee including medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement/pensions, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The City offers life and long term disability insurance to all full-time non-union employees. Union employees receive longevity pay. Optional plans are available for employees, flexible spending account, and 457 deferred compensation accounts.

Salary20.39 Hour
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