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Summer Help (Highway Dept)
Highway Dept WR
Casual - up to 1,200 hrs/year
Deadline to apply:
$10.00 - $12.00/hr
This highway position performs duties as assigned, and may include any or all of the following: replace employees who are absent, bury dead animals, sweep intersections, hand mow, patch roads, drive truck, perform flagging duties, and cut brush at various Wood County locations.
*Check truck, or light and medium level equipment points before operating (engine, tires, lights, etc.).
*Operate industrial lawn mower and/or tractor for roadside maintenance.
*Collect refuse dead animals from assigned roadways and other similar manual tasks. Check for road signs that may be down.
*Sweep intersections, patch roads, tar cracks and cut brush. .
*Coordinate traffic control (flagging).
*Deliver fuel to worksites as needed.
*Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
*Perform a variety of manual labor duties.
*Operate hand and small power tools.
*Communicate with general public when they may have a question, or refer to supervisors as needed.
*Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.
*High school diploma or equivalent is required.
*Must be 18 years of age.
*Prior experience in a similar work environment preferred.
*Requires valid Wisconsin driver’s license and safe driving record. Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License with “B” endorsement highly preferred.
*Demonstrated ability to drive trucks.
*Ability to coordinate traffic control (flagging).
*Candidates must possess basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (work assignments), the ability to read and write, add and subtract (using a calculator, time sheets).
*Ability to work compatibly with fellow employees and the general public.
*Skill in applying general first aid is useful.
Skill in the use of the following hand and power tools, including but not limited to: hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, saws, sanders, chain saws, shovels and brooms; highway construction equipment: air hammer, material handling equipment, mower.
Personal protective equipment used: steel tip boots and hearing and eye protection, and safety vest.
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