Maintenance Technician – Asphalt

Job Description

Incumbents provide semi-skilled or skilled general maintenance based on assignment to any City department or maintenance function. Work may include repairing and maintaining buildings and/or grounds; performing maintenance and minor repairs on equipment and parts; operating assigned equipment, typically of a smaller variety involved in grounds maintenance such as mowers, blowers, weed-eaters; maintaining cleanliness of work area, tools and equipment; and following safety policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position will assist in asphalt/pavement maintenance.
  • This includes, but is not limited to the repair of potholes, full depth patching of damaged asphalt and repair of utility cuts.
  • This position will operate a dump truck and other construction equipment such as a roller and air compressor.
  • Job duties will include hauling personnel, equipment, and materials to and from the job.
  • This position will be part of the ground crew setting up traffic control, removing damaged asphalt and cleaning/prepping the area for new asphalt.
  • In addition, this position participates in and operates the equipment associated with the seasonal loose leaf collection program and snow/ice removal program.
  • Other street maintenance duties not outlined above may be assigned.
  • This position is required to work extended hours during emergencies and inclement weather.

Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED and two years of maintenance experience related to assignment.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.


  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid North Carolina Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record, or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.

Additional Information
Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, methods and materials of assigned work.
  • Basic mathematical concepts.
  • Basic filing and record-keeping principles.
  • Occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.
  • Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Following directions and meeting standards.
  • Providing attention to detail in assignments.
  • Performing routine inspections to ensure safe operating conditions.
  • Proofreading and error correction.
  • Monitoring and maintaining required supplies, materials and inventory.
  • Performing basic math calculations.
  • Comprehending reference books and manuals.
  • Operating assigned tools and equipment.
  • Organizing and maintaining records and files.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work:
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); and frequent exposure to intense noise.

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

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