Maintenance Worker Trainee
The public works department provides its employees a clear path for growth by providing unique training opportunities in both the skilled trades and technical field positions. The department promotes a team building environment by dedicating resources for training opportunities both formal and on the job which increases the efficiency, effectiveness and overall strength of the department.
The purpose of this position is to provide entry level training to candidates lacking professional experience in General Services, Streets and Utilities divisions in the public sector. Trainees are provided initial learning opportunities regarding the performance of essential functions associated with work crews in landscaping, construction, maintenance, and repair of town streets, roads, sidewalks, trails, and right of ways, utilities, town’s water, sewer, storm drain infrastructure, collection of solid waste and recycling, buildings, parks, and vehicles and equipment. The employee will be introduced to one or more divisions and begin training to acquire the competence to fulfill the job duties and essential functions of their assigned crew. The trainees are required to attain a basic working knowledge of tools, equipment, and vehicles assigned by their supervisor or the supervisor’s designee. The amount of time assigned to any division and duty fluctuates according to the season and needs of the department.
Education and Experience
• High School diploma or GED or equivalent education, training, and experience operating general hand and power tools
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements with a minimum of two (2) years driving experience
• Obtain Class B Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit
• Obtain and maintain Work Zone Safety, VA Flagging, Blood Borne Pathogens, and CPR & First Aid certification