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Utility Maintenance Worker I (Refuse)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$33,039 - $43,595 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:01/09/2019


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Under general supervision of the Utility Work Crew Supervisor, the purpose of the position is to assist with the refuse and recycling curbside collection program. Work assignments include working on the rear of a refuse and a recycling collection vehicle emptying refuse and recycling cans and picking up acceptable amounts of yard waste and placing it into the rear of the collection vehicle. Work is accomplished in all weather conditions with prolonged exposure to those conditions.

Position is considered “essential personnel”; defined as staff who are required to report to their designated work location during weather related or other emergencies, even when town offices are closed or normal operations are suspended.


  • Assists with roadside and public spaces (parks) litter collection, street cans and dog waste stations collection
  • Assists with special events, emergency operations (snow removal, storm clean up, etc.) and other duties as needed
  • Responds to customer’s complaints and requests as directed
  • Performs skilled tasks; operates a variety of light to heavy equipment and trucks
  • Assists with refuse and recycling collection code enforcement
  • Oversees the maintenance of street cans, public spaces such as; parks, bus stations, downtown area ensuring areas are free of litter and debris
  • Performs related work as required


  • High school diploma or GED (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving records
  • Fork lift certificate within 6 months of employment

This position requires prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, pulling, and or pushing objects/material of 20 to 50 lbs and on occasion involve heavier objects/material up to 100lbs. Often work is located in ROWs, trenches, confined space, and/or on elevated structures. In these instances, proper safety equipment must be used. This position is required to follow all town and OSHA safety requirements, including but not limited to wearing the appropriate PPE (hard hat, safety vest, steel toe shoes, gloves, etc.) as required.


  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • Town Shop, 1479 Sterling Road


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