Maintenance Specialist II - Construction

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 15, 2023
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General Definition of Work

This position will perform skilled labor for various transportation related projects consisting of tasks related to street maintenance, concrete construction, snow removal operations, and seasonal collection services.


Fall: September 1st - March 31st    Monday - Friday  7:30 am - 4:00 pm     

Spring Shift: April 1st - August 31st  Monday - Thursday  or Tuesday - Friday 6:30am - 5:00 pm

The Town of Blacksburg is an EEO Employer M/F/D/V

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions may include:

  •  Heavy Equipment operation
  • General labor using hand tools and small equipment
  • Concrete construction and finishing
  • Asphalt paving and repairs
  • Storm/sewer drain installation and maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Welding and metal fabrication
  • Dump truck and snow play operation


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to place and finish concrete
  • Thorough knowledge of VDOT work zone requirements
  • Ability to safely work in and around the roadway
  • Skill in the use various hand tools and construction equipment
  • Ability to complete basic carpentry tasks
  • Operates a dump truck with snow plow during snow removal operations
  • Skilled in the operation of heavy equipment
  • General knowledge of street maintenance and construction practices   

Education and Experience

 A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as, a minimum of four year’s related construction experience.  


Special Requirements

 A valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License – Class B and an excellent driving record are required.   


Physical Requirements

Qualified applicants must possess each of the following: 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. regularly
  • Ability to work in a crouched position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public and other employees 


This work requires:

  • Regular exertion of up to 50 pounds of force
  • Frequent exertion of up to 100 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force
  • Regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions
  • Frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling
  • 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
  • Work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities
  • Work regularly requires exposure to wet humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to vibration
  • Occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens 
  • May be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment
  • Work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic)

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