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Highway Worker l - Knox County Engineer's Office Job in Mount Vernon, Ohio US

Highway Worker l - Knox County Engineer's Office

Knox County Engineer's Office - Mount Vernon, OH

Posted: 3/19/2024 - Expires: 6/14/2024

Job ID: 271313140


Job Description


The Knox County Engineer's Office is seeking a full-time Highway Worker 1 to join their team. This is a classified, bargaining unit position. Among their many duties, a Highway Worker 1 performs general daily maintenance and cleaning tasks, landscaping duties, patching work on roadways, traffic control and preventative maintenance.

Knox County offers competitive wages, excellent benefits including paid time off and comprehensive insurance coverage. Knox County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

* Please note the starting pay rate is a probationary wage.

Essential Functions

45% Performs overall general daily maintenance and cleaning to the county highway garage, engineer’s office, and associated buildings and grounds. Maintains accurate daily reports as they relate to the work assignments as required. Understand and apply general janitorial and maintenance tasks, including but not limited to heavy sweeping, mopping, latrine cleaning and disinfecting, interior/exterior glass cleaning, floor striping/buffing, trash/rubbish removal, snow and ice removal/treatment. Maintenance tasks include but not limited to light bulb replacement, access gate maintenance, simple electrical work, plumbing, roofing, carpentry and painting.

20% Performs landscaping duties such as cutting grass, weeds, roadside foliage and removing trees and brush using equipment such as brush chipper, chain/power saws, tractors with side and rear mowers, and weed-eaters;
10% Performs patching work on holes in roadways to include preparing and repairing with patching material, adding mix and tamping down using shovels, rakes, brooms and asphalt rollers;

10% Performs traffic control in the vicinity of job sites with the placement of traffic safety warning/control signs/devices to protect the public and the road crew;

10% Performs preventative maintenance and minor repair to equipment to include but not limited to, checking and maintaining proper fluid levels such as antifreeze, power steering, hydraulic, lubricating moving parts, checking tires, belts, lights, brakes and general cleaning of vehicles both inside and out, replacing lights;

5% Perform sweeping activities on roadway intersections utilizing power/hand/brooms.

Incumbent works under direct or general supervision and follows established policies, procedures, work rules and terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Monitors that all safety requirements are in place and all safety procedures are followed to protect crew, other employees and property. Must maintain a telephone at place of residence or a cellular phone.

This position description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the position incumbent.

Job Standards

Must possess a valid high school diploma or GED, plus experience in construction or related work or an equivalent combination of training and/or related work experience. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions, policies and procedures pertaining to work assignments in written, oral, picture or schedule form and to communicate in common English language; understand and apply general highway construction, repair and maintenance procedures; perform a variety of unskilled tasks relevant to construction, repair and maintenance of the county roadway system, rights-of-way, bridges, buildings and grounds maintenance and repair.

Supplemental Information

Ability to operate and use a two-way radio, a variety of small hand/power tools, and all light duty equipment in order to complete the work assignments.

Incumbent's work effort involves prolonged and frequent standing, lifting, walking, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, carrying, shoveling, hammering, tamping, bending, stooping, crouching and sitting activities using all major muscle groups and must be able to lift 50 pounds. Neck mobility is necessary when operating equipment and/or vehicles. Manual dexterity is required to operate tools and equipment. Normal vision, including depth perception, and hearing acuity are required due to working in close proximity to heavy equipment and moving traffic. Incumbent must be able to work steadily and accurately at a moderate speed and at various heights to complete work assignments, may perform heavy manual labor for prolonged periods.

Work is performed inside and outside where incumbent is exposed to extremes in outdoor temperatures and weather conditions, noise, dirt, grease, vibrations, cleaning solutions, electrical and mechanical hazards, burns, dust and chemicals. Work may be monotonous and exposure to unfavorable health and safety factors could be present. The incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment as required while performing work activities.

Contact Information

Personal Contact:
17604 Coshocton Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Job Reference Code
$19.00 - $0.00 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Drivers License
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 3
Graphic Literacy: 3

Workplace Documentation: N/A