147.05   DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
   In the Department of Public Service there shall be the following members, who will receive compensation on an hourly rate basis:
      Classification of Members by Job Description.
   (a)   Supervisors. The supervisors shall be responsible for the assignment of all personnel within the Department performing garbage and rubbish collection duties, street maintenance and repair, park maintenance, public building maintenance, equipment and vehicle maintenance and such other duties as may be directed by the Mayor or the Director of Public Service.
   (b)   Foreman. The foreman shall assign the labor personnel of the Department and direct their activities. They shall keep accurate records of the hours worked by such employees and of the motor vehicle fuels and lubricants consumed. They shall perform such other duties as may be required of them from time to time by their superior.
   (c)   Mechanics Supervisor.  The mechanics supervisor shall be responsible for the assignment of all personnel within the Mechanical Garage performing service, overhaul and maintenance on vehicles and equipment owned by the City and such other duties as may be directed by the Mayor or the Director of Public Service, including, but not limited to, service, overhaul and maintenance on vehicles and equipment owned by the City.
   (d)   Mechanic I.  Employees in this classification are normally required to diagnose and perform all major and minor repairs on all types of vehicles, including automotive, light truck, heavy truck, heavy equipment and fire equipment.  Must be knowledgeable of and able to repair gasoline and diesel engines, drivetrains, brake systems, steering systems, heating and air conditioning systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, hydraulic systems and on-board computers of all types of vehicles.  Must be able to install needed special equipment required on City-owned vehicles and equipment.  Employee must be experienced in all types of welding, including oxygen-acetylene (cutting and brazing), arc (vertical and overhead), mig, aluminum and stainless steel.  Will be required from time to time to fabricate certain needed parts for various assignments and operate a sandblaster in a safe manner.  Employee must be skilled in vehicle refinishing, including panel repair, body work and vehicle painting.  Employee may be required to perform other work of a similar nature as directed by supervision.  Employee in this classification may be assigned to perform work normally performed by employees in other classifications in the Public Service Department, but without a reduction in their rate of pay unless they bump into a lower paying classification in order to avoid a layoff.  The City shall not be required to have any number of employees in this classification at any time.
   (e)   Mechanic II.  Employees in this classification are normally required to diagnose and perform all major and minor repairs on all automobiles, light trucks and heavy trucks owned by the City.  Employee must also be able to assist the Mechanic I on all major and minor repairs on heavy equipment and fire equipment.  Employee must be knowledgeable of and able to repair gasoline and basic diesel engines, drivetrains, brake systems, steering systems, heating and air conditioning systems, cooling systems, electrical systems and on-board computers of all types of vehicles. Employee must be experienced in basic types of welding, including oxygen-acetylene (cutting and brazing), arc and mig.  Employee may be required to perform other work of a similar nature as directed by supervision.  Employee in this classification may be assigned to perform work normally performed by employees in other classifications in the Public Service Department, but without a reduction in their rate of pay unless they bump into a lower paying classification in order to avoid a layoff.  The City shall not be required to have any number of employees in this classification at any time.
   (f)   Mechanic's Helper.  Employees in this classification are normally required to assist a Mechanic I and/or Mechanic II in the service, overhaul and maintenance of all equipment owned by the City.  Employee will perform routine inspections, service and preventive maintenance on all vehicles and equipment.  Employee will be knowledgeable in all aspects of basic automotive system functions and must be experienced in small engine repairs, including two-cycle engines.  Employee will be skilled in mounting, balancing and repairs of all sizes of tires.  Employee will also pick-up needed parts from various suppliers.  Employee must assist in vehicle refinishing, including, but not limited to, sanding, preparation, panel repair, body work and vehicle painting.  Employee may be required to perform other work of a similar nature as directed by supervision.  Employee in this classification may be assigned to perform work normally performed by employees in other classifications in the Public Service Department, but without a reduction in their rate of pay unless they bump into a lower paying classification in order to avoid a layoff.  Whenever an employee in this classification of Mechanic's Helper is assigned by supervision to work involving vehicle refinishing, such employee shall be paid the rate established for the classification of Mechanic II for the hours engaged in such assignment.  The City shall not be required to have any number of employees in this classification at any time.
   (g)   Mechanic's Helper (Probationary).  Employees in this classification are at entry level in the Mechanical Garage of the Public Service Department, perform the same duties as employees in the classification of Mechanic's Helper, are not members of the bargaining unit, are paid at a rate that is one dollar ($1.00) per hour below that paid employees in the classification of Mechanic's Helper and, upon satisfactorily completing six months of probationary service, are transferred to the classification of Mechanic's Helper.
   (h)   Serviceman Grade I. Employees in this classification are assigned to perform the duties of Serviceman Grade II and Serviceman Grade III and, in addition, operate multiple types of heavy equipment used by the City, such as vac-alls, back-hoes, asphalt rollers, graders, street sweepers, front-end loaders, salt spreader trucks and bombadier sidewalk plows, and perform skilled maintenance work such as masonry repairs and maintenance, cement refinishing and repairs, plumbing maintenance, carpentry maintenance, electrical maintenance and sign-making work as required by supervision. Employees in this classification are assigned to perform work also performed by employees in other classifications in the Service Department, but without a reduction in their rate of pay unless they bump into a lower paying classification in order to avoid a layoff.
   (i)   Serviceman Grade II.  Employees in this classification are assigned to perform the duties of a Serviceman Grade III and, in addition, may be assigned to operate a refuse collection truck. An employee assigned to operate a refuse collection truck leads the activities of the employees assigned to the truck and is responsible for their activities. Employees in this classification are assigned to perform work also performed by employees in other classifications in the Service Department, but without a reduction in their rate of pay unless they bump into a lower paying classification in order to avoid a layoff.
   (j)   Serviceman Grade III.  Employees in this classification perform manual labor such as refuse collection, ditch and sewer construction and maintenance, road repair work and other types of physical labor if required, under the supervision of a Foreman or other supervisor or of an employee of higher classification, and may operate one or more types of light equipment under five tons capacity.
   (k)   Serviceman Grade III (Probationary). Employees in this classification are at entry level in the Department of Public Service, perform the same duties as employees in the classification of Serviceman Grade III, are not members of the bargaining unit, are paid at a rate that is one dollar ($1.00) below that paid employees in the classification of Serviceman Grade III and, upon satisfactorily completing six months of probationary service, are transferred to the classification of Serviceman Grade III.
   (l)   Serviceman Grade IV. Employees in this classification shall be those employees who work on a part-time, seasonal or temporary basis in the Service Department of the City.
(Ord. 1983-40. Passed 10-17-83; Ord. 1991-28. Passed 8-12-91; Ord. 2015-5. Passed 2-9-15.)