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FRTA Utility Worker in Turners Falls, Massachusetts

TURNERS FALLS ENTRY LEVEL Utility Worker SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Utility Worker\'s primary responsibilities are to safely and efficiently clean and fuel buses, vans, and other company vehicles in order to provide a clean and safe transit service to our passengers. The cleaner will also be responsible for assisting in maintaining bus stops to include shelters and signs as well as assist in maintaining the facility and other company property. He or she must also complete all required associated paperwork, on a daily basis, in a prompt and accurate fashion. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed below are representative of those performed by a Utility Worker: Report to garage on time and pre inspect tools and equipment prior to beginning work. Drive buses and other company vehicles in a safe, defensive manner. Employees with no CDL will be restricted to driving buses only on the property. Inspect, fuel, clean, and add fluids to buses as they come off route or as necessary according to maintenance procedures and policies. Inspect, fuel, clean, and add fluids to other company vehicles and equipment as necessary or directed. Coordinate with Dispatchers and Technicians to ensure availability of buses for routes. Report to Maintenance Manager any unusual occurrences which occur during your shift at the time of occurrence. Complete an Incident or Accident Report for any such occurrence. Report any mechanical or safety deficiencies found to the Maintenance Manager. Inspect and maintain shelters, signs, and other bus stop property in regards to cleanliness, damage, vandalism, and snow removal. Posts schedules as needed at bus stops. Report consistent damage to bus stop property to the Operations Manager. Assist in maintaining the facility and grounds to include painting, cleaning, landscaping, basic building repair, etc. Assist in installation of new bus stop signs, shelters, or other improvements to stops. Complete appropriate paperwork as necessary during the shift. Run errands to include picking up parts and delivering mail and supplies between the FTM and FRTA offices. Other associated functions as may be relevant to the position/ department and prescribed from time to time. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Experience: Custodial and maintenance experience is preferred. Possession of a current class D license is required as well as the ability to obtain a DOT Medical Card if hired. Knowledge: Incumbent must be able to read and write. Physical Requirements: Incumbent must have a high degree of energy, be physically capable of rapid relocation to site of accidents, and must meet physical, medical, and mobility requirements for operation of a commercial vehicle. Must be able to lift and move heavy items and bend, squad, twist into confined spaces as necessary for inspections and repairs. Must be available to work evenings and weekend hours as required. Must be available for snow removal when required. Interpersonal Skills: Must have excellent communication skills for positive interactions with other Company personnel, public agency personnel, vendors, and the general public. Must be capable of responding to employee inquiries, concerns, suggestions, and complaints. Work Environment: The work environment is primarily indoors with frequent exposure to outdoor weather, bus fumes, oils and grease, accident site and traffic hazards, and some hazardous materials. Incumbent must be comfortable with occasional work alone in a non-populated area at night.

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