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Location:                        Kewaunee County Highway Shop
                                      E4280 Co. Road F
                                      Kewaunee, WI   54216
NOTE:   This is a temporary position, to be utilized only as necessary for snow and ice removal operations during the approximate period of November 1 – March 31
Under supervision performs snow and ice clearance by plowing and by applying chlorides and salt.  Performs related duties as required.
Offer of employment is contingent upon passing a medical physical exam.
Examples of Duties:
Primary duty is to perform snow and ice clearance by plowing and applying chlorides and salt.
Performs highway maintenance tasks and repair work.
Performs some mechanical work and routine maintenance and minor equipment repair on equipment and vehicles involved in the performance of the above duties. 
Performs maintenance and custodial duties in and around the shops and offices.
Subject to call at all times for winter snow and ice removal, and other emergency and non-emergency situations.
Maintains records and makes reports as required.
It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties that an employee may be required to perform.  The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive. 

Typical Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Two (2) to three (3) years experience operating heavy vehicles and power tools
Some experience performing manual outdoor maintenance tasks; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Supplemental Information
Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos
Ability to write simple correspondence
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, public, and other employees of the County
Ability to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers, county officials and officers, and general public
Ability to read gauges and dials 

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s \

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to work semi-independently make sound decisions using good judgment 

Certificates, Licenses, Registration
Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License Class A, B, C, and air brakes endorsement. 

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to operate, or learn to operate such equipment as large trucks, small graders, snow plows and sanders, sweepers, loaders, rollers, backhoes, other related maintenance equipment and a variety of hand and power tools
Ability to learn and perform all aspects of Highway maintenance work and Highway operations; and knowledge of and demonstrated ability to conform to goals, policies, procedures, and appropriate safety regulations of the Highway Department
Good knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involving highway equipment operation
Ability to perform heavy manual work in all types of weather conditions and ability to service and make minor mechanical repairs/adjustments and routine preventative maintenance to equipment
Ability to organize and maintain accurate and complete records and reports
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors
Demonstrated reliability in attendance and flexibility to work long hours, especially in adverse weather conditions 

Physical Demands   (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus 

Work Environment  (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 the essential functions.)
While performing the duties, nearly 100% of work activity is performed out of doors where the employee is protected 90% of the time by a vehicle.

Employee is subject to cold, heat, wet, dust, noise, moving mechanical parts, and vibration
Employee is subject to hazards which include fast moving vehicles, occasionally to chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles
Injury from hazards can be avoided by following described safety measures
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud 
Kewaunee County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer