Laborer 1

CITY OF RED BANK TN   Chattanooga, TN   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on February 11, 2024

The City of Red Bank has an immediate opening for a Laborer 1. This is a full-time position that performs a variety of manual labor tasks in areas such as streets, parks, sanitation, and the removal of yard waste.

The right candidate will achieve by:
-Demonstrating the ability to follow directions.
-Demonstrating an ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision.
-Demonstrating proficiency in the operation of various hand tools while using proper personal protective
equipment (PPE).

Supervision Received: The employee works under the general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor. On occasion, independent judgment must be used to accomplish tasks.

Supervision Exercised: None.

Salary and Benefits:
(G1) $36,790.88 annually - Day Shift M-F 8:30a-4:30p + excellent benefits.

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

To apply: please use the Apply link below to connect with us. Or, application may be submitted by US Mail.

Applications and job descriptions are available at Red Bank City Hall, 3105 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, TN or on our website.  Those submitted via mail, send in an envelope marked "Laborer 1" to:

City of Red Bank
Attn: Human Resources
3105 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Applicants must have a valid phone number to be contacted. Applicants will be notified by phone for information on testing and interview times/dates. Documentation is required for any training, education, certifications, or licenses listed on the application.

To be eligible to apply, applicants MUST:
-Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
-Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
-Be a citizen of the United States.
-Have a Valid Driver's License.

-Not have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felon charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances.

-Not have been released or discharged under anything other than an honorable discharge from any armed
forces of the United States.

After having met the above requirements, candidates must successfully complete the following:
-Oral interview board composed of a combination of departmental members.
-A comprehensive background check, including but not limited to, criminal, financial, and personal history.

-Performs a variety of general labor duties such as painting, mowing, weed spraying, brush and weed trimming, leaf pick-up, and general parks and street maintenance.
-Change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweep floors; vacuum carpets; mop, shampoo and steam clean carpets; buff non-carpeted areas; dump garbage and reline cans with liners; repair playground equipment, clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies; sweep; empty ash cans; clean spills;
-Clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc.;
-Dust furniture; wash windows, walls, metal, and woodwork;
-Clean rain gutters; sweep roofs.
-Remove debris from street rights-of-way, catch basins, drainage ways, and other City property.
-Load and unload dirt, gravel, trash, refuse, and other debris.
-Work as a part of a construction crew in road repair, gravel spreading, or ditch digging.
-Operate mowing machines and other small machinery.
-Assist skilled laborers in the performance of their duties.
-Clean equipment and tools.
-Flag traffic for special events; i.e., drainage crew, leaf pickup machine, and mowing tractor.
-Perform backup duties for related positions as required.

-Knowledge of materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work.
-Ability to lift up to 70 pounds, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
-Ability to safely operate equipment and power tools; i.e., lawn mower, weed eater, chainsaw, pressure washer, hedge trimmer, and leaf blower.
-Knowledge of general maintenance.
-Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.

Major Equipment and computer systems used to handle or perform this job:
-Pickup truck.
-Lawn and landscaping equipment; i.e., tractors, mowers, edgers, weed trimmers, pressure washers, hedge trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, and irrigation systems.
-Miscellaneous hand and power tools for maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and cement finishing work.
-Janitorial equipment including floor buffers, steam cleaners, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuums, mops, brooms, and dusting equipment.

-Valid state driver's license.
-Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - High school education or GED
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The employee will seldom be exposed to temperature extremes and will have limited exposure to dangerous equipment, chemicals, loud noise, and noxious odors and fumes.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is
subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Apply instructions:
Please submit application and resume via our website using the Apply link below.
Or, applications may be submitted via mail in an envelope marked "Laborer 1" to:

City of Red Bank
Attn: Human Resources
3105 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415

The City of Red Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.