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General Maintenance Worker

City of Doraville

Listing Summary

Position Title:                               General Maintenance Worker

Reports to:                                      Public Works Supervisor

Department:                                   Public Works

FLSA Status:                                   Non-Exempt



Summary of Position:

Operation or use of equipment and power tools to perform a range of general maintenance ad special projects as required by the City.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Operate the various equipment and power tools to accomplish tasks in the cleaning, maintenance and service to the buildings and grounds of the City.  The maintenance worker performs a wide range of assignments as requested to provide for quality preservation for the longevity of the City's property. 
  • Flexibility in working at multiple tasks.  Substantive knowledge in the general maintenance projects for numerous and varied repair and service requests. 
  • Broad base of general knowledge in safety and accident prevention in the use and operation of equipment and tools. 
  • Trainable in the use of tools and equipment used and operated by maintenance personnel.  Dexterity and the capacity to lift a maximum of 50 pounds in the performance of the necessary tasks and projects are essential to the overall performance in this capacity.  Such tools and equipment include: tractors, lawn mowers and various landscaping tools and equipment, as well as various shop power tools (electric saws, drills and screwdrivers) as well as general household type tools (vacuum cleaner, hammer, pliers, staple gun and the like). 
  • Exercises discretion in the performance of the work and regularly uses independent judgment.
  • Proficiency in the safe use, care and maintenance of such tools and equipment. 
  • Dependable and strong work ethic is necessary to service the internal customers and residents of the City.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the Mayor, City Council and professional staff members in City government.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a work environment in which the employee is exposed to significant public scrutiny and be able to adequately and effectively address public questions and concerns as well as interact with members of the community.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.


Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-50 pounds).
  • Ability to communicate orally and to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. 
  • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, water hazards, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.


Other Requirements:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to work various shifts which include working on weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation, to include but not limited to, a physical examination with drug screening and an oral interview.


At-Will Employment:

This classification specification 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 position change.

Employment with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.


Equal Opportunity:

The City of Doraville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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