Occ. Code 7170100
THRUWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER, NS
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Thruway Maintenance Workers, working alone or as part of a team, perform semiskilled duties required to maintain, improve, repair, and reconstruct the infrastructure of the Thruway and Canal Corporation. The infrastructure includes, but is not restricted to: pavements, shoulders, medians, rights-of-way, ramps, interchanges, bridges, culverts, water control and other structures, appurtenances and retaining walls. In addition, incumbents perform snow and ice control activities as required. Incumbents operate and perform minor repair and maintenance on a variety of self-propelled and other equipment in the course of their duties. Work may be performed during varying shifts, including night work, on overtime, at varying locations (within a geographic area), and at high levels.
Thruway Maintenance Worker is a semiskilled non-competitive class title. Incumbents must possess a Commercial Driver License, Class B with tank endorsement and are subject to Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act requirements due to the safety sensitive nature of the activities they perform. Thruway Maintenance Workers regularly operate equipment and hand and power tools used in highway, bridge and facility maintenance and perform tasks requiring respirators. Incumbents may be required to serve as team leaders. While a variety of assignments based on time of year and weather can be scheduled in advance, incidents and work conditions will determine assignments. In addition, incumbents are expected to be available to respond to unscheduled call outs.
*Incumbents must possess a Commercial Driver License, Class B with tank endorsement and are subject to Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act requirements due to the safety sensitive nature of the activities they perform.
There are a number of related classes including the following:
Bridge Repair Assistants using hand and power tools, perform semiskilled activities in a number of trades in the repair and maintenance of bridges.
Bridge Repair Mechanics perform skilled work in a number of different trades in the repair and maintenance of bridges. Incumbents typically act as working supervisors or team leaders over a bridge repair sub-crew on small bridge repair and maintenance projects.
Construction Equipment Operators (Light) using light highway maintenance and construction equipment, perform semiskilled activities related to maintenance, repair and improvements to road surfaces, medians, and rights-of-way.
Construction Equipment Operators (Heavy) using heavy highway maintenance and construction equipment, perform skilled activities related to maintenance, repair and improvements to road surfaces, medians, rights-of-way, etc. Typically, supervise and/or act as a member of a crew engaged in pavement patching, crack pouring and the repair of signs, fences, rails, delineators, and light posts.
Highway Equipment Operators operate a variety of self-propelled equipment in the construction, repair and maintenance of highways, canals, and grounds. They may also maintain their equipment by performing routine maintenance tasks.
Construction Equipment Operators operating a variety of heavier and more complex highway maintenance and construction equipment, repair, maintain, and improve highways, canals, and grounds.
Maintenance Assistants using hand and shop tools perform semiskilled maintenance and repair work on facilities, structures and equipment.
Works as a member of a team engaged in the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of pavements, shoulders, parking areas, facilities, toll plazas, medians, rights-of-way, bridge elements, water control structures, culverts, other structures, appurtenances, and highway and toll plaza signing.
Operates a variety of gasoline and diesel driven construction equipment and vehicles in the performance of bridge, highway, and facility operations, maintenance and/or construction activities.
Operates a variety of hand and power tools.
Operates a variety of snow and ice control equipment and vehicles including front-end loaders, trucks with plows and spreaders, and tractors.
Applies a variety of membrane water proofing materials to bridges.
Maintains daily records of work performed and materials used.
Performs traffic control activities.
Reports observed maintenance needs to supervisor and performs spot maintenance including the removal of nuisance objects.
May act as team leaders, proving direction, guidance and instruction to other workers.
INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION
Thruway Maintenance Workers function with a high degree of independence and may be assigned to work alone or as members of a team without direct supervision. They typically receive work assignments and general instructions on how work is to be performed from Section/Division/or Bridge Maintenance Supervisors 1 or 2 or journey level trades positions. Supervisors assign equipment and materials to be used, and monitor work in progress and at completion for adherence to instructions and standards.
Thruway Maintenance Workers operate various types of equipment to perform semiskilled tasks. Complexity of operations performed are consistent with CEO (Light), BRA, and Maintenance Assistant assignments. Consequences for error are serious. Thruway Maintenance Workers are responsible for safety of themselves, co-workers and the traveling public. Knowledge of and adherence to safety rules, work rules, maintenance procedures, techniques and equipment is critical.
Assigned tasks are typically performed cooperatively by small work teams. Incumbents respond to questions or instructions from supervisors regarding work assignments and exchange information with co-workers to complete assignments. In addition, incumbents are responsible for identifying and informing supervisors of any maintenance repair/reconstruction needs. They also interact with the traveling public, may train other employees, may provide direction to other workers, and utilize two-way radios.
Thruway Maintenance Workers may provide direction, guidance and instructions to other workers.
THRUWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
A. Satisfactory completion of a three year Thruway Maintenance Worker Traineeship
B. possession of a New York State Commercial Driver License Class B with tank endorsement
one year's experience operating construction equipment and vehicles
two years' experience in carpentry, masonry, ironwork, welding, or other trade related to bridge construction or repair
training received through completion of a two year technical school course in carpentry, masonry, welding, ironwork or other trade related to bridge construction or repair
completion of a high school technical course in carpentry, masonry, welding, ironwork or other trade related to bridge construction or repair and 12 months' experience in bridge construction or repair.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.