Employment Opportunities

Maintenance Worker - HIGHWAY


This position performs manual labor and heavy equipment operation to assist with road repairs, snow removal, and other assignments to assist with overall department operations. 


The following duties are normal for this position. However, they are not to be construed as exclusive or all–inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may also be required or assigned. 

  • Safely operates heavy and light construction equipment, machinery, and tools for maintenance and construction related operations. 
  • Performs general road maintenance and related activities including flagging traffic, mowing, temporary and permanent asphalt surface repairs, patching holes, sawing pavement, concrete repair and pouring, clearing brush and trees, vegetation control, sweeping, routing and sealing road cracks, and removing dead animals and trash.
  • Maintains ditch, waterways, and storm drain for proper drainage.
  • Maintains street signage.
  • Cleans, lubricates, and performs preventive maintenance or repair on equipment.
  • Performs snow removal operations.
  • Completes work orders, daily activity reports, inspection reports, and time sheets; maintains maintenance and service records/logs, and other pertinent information.
  • Reports to work for after hour needs, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • A high school diploma is required.
  • Previous experience in heavy equipment operation or road construction preferred.


  • Class B CDL 


list is not all inclusive 

  • Knowledge of traffic safety principles.
  • Knowledge of safe operations of heavy-duty trucks and equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Ability and skill to drive and operate mobile equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of assigned equipment and machinery.
  • Knowledge of, utility markings and clearances and rules for safe equipment operation in close proximity to underground and overhead utility facilities.
  • Knowledge of construction industry safety rules and ability to utilize all Personal Protective Equipment necessary.
  • Knowledge of legal load limits for assigned equipment and vehicles. 
  • Ability to operate assigned machinery and equipment skillfully and safely in close proximity to vehicular traffic, grade and alignment stakes, slopes, trucks, other construction equipment, laborers and utilities.
  • Ability to read and understand grade and alignment stakes set by others.
  • Ability to safely load, unload, and transport equipment to and from job sites.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in organizational and time management to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, and Federal, State, and local regulations.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays due to adverse weather conditions, construction projects, or other emergency service.


The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor.

  • This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 75 pounds of force; requires strenuous manual labor including, but not limited to digging, shoveling, sweeping, raking, hauling, crawling, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and climbing.
  • Work performed may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting for long periods with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
  • Work may be performed above or below ground, to include confined spaces per training.
  • Work has standard vision requirements.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  • Duties are performed daily both indoors and outdoors under all weather conditions and include exposure to inclement weather, noise, heavy traffic conditions, and exhaust fumes. 


This position works the regular business hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with occasional obligations outside of regular business hours. 


This position is an hourly paid position. Depending on qualifications, the paygrade starting wage is $26.10 to $28.71 per hour, which would commensurate with experience. This position includes a competitive benefits package and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. 


Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Carol Thiel, HR Director @ cthiel@mtpleasantwi.gov. This position will remain open until filled. 


The Mount Pleasant Police Department is taking applications to establish an Eligibility List. This is an ongoing recruitment effort.

Completed applications can be submitted Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm in the Lobby at the Mount Pleasant Police Department or emailed to Administrative Assistant Norine Young at nyoung@mtpleasantwi.gov