Public Works Street Maintenance - City of Canton, SD

The City of Canton seeks to hire a full-time Public Works Street Maintenance person to perform a variety of duties involving maintenance and repair of City streets, and assists with maintenance of parks, water and wastewater systems, rubble site, and building maintenance. This individual also responds to emergency situations involving disruptions in City services, snow and ice removal, etc.


Street Maintenance

  • Perform various duties involving asphalt and concrete, including removal, patching and/or installation
  • Clean debris and weeds from street right-of-way and storm drainage facilities
  • Paint, apply and/or remove traffic safety street markings and reflectors; install, relocate or remove traffic regulatory signs, barricades and guardrails
  • Maintain and repair traffic signal lights
  • Assist with work involving underground water and sewer lines, manholes, stoppages or leaks
  • Perform snow and ice removal procedures: plow, sand, load trucks, haul snow, shovel sidewalks
  • Ensure tools and equipment are used safely; personal protective equipment is used properly; initiate requests for repair or replacement of tools and equipment when necessary
  • Prepare required records and reports

General Maintenance

  • Operate equipment, including motor grader, backhoe, pay loader, dump truck, snow plow, street sweeperAssist with maintenance of water system, waste water system, parks and facilities as directed
  • Ensure tools and equipment are used safely; personal protective equipment is used properly; initiate requests for repair or replacement of tools and equipment when necessary
  • Assist with general grounds maintenance to include lawn care, mowing, watering, tree trimming, spraying pesticides and herbicides, etc.
  • Perform other duties, projects and tasks as may be required by the Public Works Superintendent and to assure the success of department operations and services


Education and Work Experience

High School Diploma required
Ability to obtain Class 1 Water and Wastewater Certifications within 18 months; and Class 2 certifications within 36 months preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Should have general knowledge of occupational hazards connected with streets and street repair, heavy equipment, digging, trenching, etc.
Should have general mechanical ability and knowledge of tools and methods used within the department
Should have knowledge of correct operation of trucks, tractors, loaders, sweepers and other power equipment
Should have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt to various situations and people
Should be able to read directions, plans and maps; be able to calculate amounts and measurements
Should be able to work independently, as well as in a team environment

Physical Capabilities

Wide variety of physical activity required: may include extended periods of strenuous activity, including
heavy manual labor, lifting up to 75 pounds, digging, carrying, climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling,
crawling through narrow accesses, and withstanding exposure to variable weather conditions

Must have the ability to operate a variety of heavy equipment, including trucks, snow equipment, loaders,
backhoes and sweepers

Must have the ability to work inside and outside activities in all types of weather; daytime and nighttime
hours may be required

Must have or be able to obtain Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months; safe driving record

Apply on-line or via email to

Call 605-987-2881 if you have questions

Closing date 8/8/19

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