LABORER

City of Houston
Published
September 4, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED 
Division/ Section: Infrastructure / Insourced Maintenance Services
Workdays & Hours: Shift work, including rotation, weekends, and holidays (subject to change).
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The purpose of Insourced Maintenance Services is to effectively manage the Houston Airport System infrastructure by establishing and maintaining asset management standards and effectively executing capital renewal and rehabilitation projects.  To ensure the airport maintains its annual operating certificate by performing key maintenance functions as mandated by Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139. These functions include but are not limited to; Airfield Markings (Runways, Taxiways and Vehicle Drive Lanes i.e. Service Roads), Pavement Maintenance, Erosion Control, Ditch Maintenance, Obstruction Removal, Airfield Mowing, and Perimeter Fencing. The section also strives to ensure the airport’s roadways, esplanades, landscaping and clear zones, are maintained to the highest standards to represent the airports in a manner that is acceptable to the leadership team.
 
The purpose of the Laborer position is to perform a series of limited maintenance and repair activities for structures, facilities and equipment to provide a safe, hygienic and quality environment. Duties entail but are not limited to performing variety of manual, labor intensive, general maintenance and repair activities. Operate hand and power tools and equipment to prevent mechanical failure of equipment. Identify and correct safety hazards, and inspect, repair, clean and maintain. Maintain the vegetation on grounds daily, keeping in compliance with FAR 139 specifications. Perform additional miscellaneous assignments as required. Support the eco-structure of the Airport by Managing Ditch Maintenance and Erosion Programs using Best Management Practices.  "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

 
 The Laborer duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of manual, labor intensive, general maintenance and repair activities. 
  • Operates hand and power tools and equipment. 
  • Monitors inventory control. 
  • Performs painting, roofing, carpentry and plumbing activities. 
  • Reads and monitors gauges. 
  • May operate vehicles to and from work locations. 
  • Performs additional miscellaneous assignments as required.

 
 WORKING CONDITIONS     
 The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time.  There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises, and minor burns.  Requires the ability to make simple gross motor responses within large tolerances.

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