Seasonal Driver (Mower)

South Bend, IN

Position:         Seasonal Driver/Mower

Opening Date:  April 2, 2023                         Closing Date:  Until Filled

Salary:  $18.45/hour

Department: Infrastructure, Planning & Growth – Highway                                                                        

Location:  Varies

Status: Temporary – Part-time                                                                     

Job Category:  LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Incumbent serves as a Temporary Driver/Mower for the Highway, responsible for operating vehicles, repairing roadways, hauling materials and performing related maintenance and labor duties.

This position is temporary, non-exempt and is covered under the Saint Joseph County Employee Policy Manual. 


Hours:  40 hrs/per week                                        Shift Times:  Monday-Friday

                                                       Possible weekends, evenings and holidays as required

Essential Functions:

·         Drives various vehicles, including single/tandem axle trucks, mowers and backhoe.  Operates vehicles with attachments including plow, tailgate, box spreader and underbody scraper.

·         Mowing of right of ways and other grassy areas maintained by the Highway Department.

·         Repairs roadways, including patching with asphalt materials, filling holes.  Operates trucks to haul materials, including but not limited to sand, gravel, salt and asphalt.

·         Inspects and maintains and/or assists in maintaining assigned vehicles, including tire repair, cleaning and other minor repairs

·         Periodically directs traffic around work sites to ensure safety.

·         Performs related duties as assigned.



·         High school diploma or GED.

·         Working knowledge of and ability to operate trucks and related equipment, including but not limited to hammer, screw driver, wrenches, drills, power saws, air nozzle, air compressor, mop, broom, files, drivers, ratchets, steam cleaners, fork lift, pressure washer, drill press, cutting torch, dump trucks, single/tandem axle trucks, tractors, mowers, tar kettle, patch kettle, sweeper, skid loader, rubber tire roller, asphalt patcher, pavement marker, stump cutter, brush chipper, rubber tire loader, backhoe, berm loader and de-icing truck.

·         Working knowledge of the mechanics of light and heavy equipment and ability to perform preventative maintenance and minor repair.

·         Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the position, including sitting/walking/standing for long periods, walking on uneven terrain, lifting/carrying over 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, bending at waist, depth perception, handling/grasping objects, close and far vision, hearing sounds/communication, driving, color perception, crouching/kneeling and exposure to machinery, traffic, noise, grease, dirt, dust, vehicle fumes, extreme temperatures and inclement weather.

·         Ability to occasionally work extended evenings and/or weekend hours; respond swiftly and rationally from off-duty status.



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