Job Opening: General Laborer; Town of Lapel, IN



POSITION: General Laborer DEPARTMENT: Town Utilities-Streets
REPORTS TO: Utility Director WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 am TO 3:30 pm
  On call on week nights, weekends, and      Holidays
DATE WRITTEN: November 2020 STATUS: Full-Time
  FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


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



Incumbent serves as the Street Operator for the Town of Lapel Utilities.  Incumbent is responsible for overseeing overall department objectives in compliance with the facility master plan, local ordinances and policies, and state and federal requirements.  This position require the individual to live within 30 minutes of Lapel.



Responsible to ensure streets are clean, clear and safe for travel

To perform preventative and emergency maintenance on equipment and facilities to ensure functionality.

To install, repair, and replace street and traffic signs.

To patch pot holes

To plow snow, to salt for snow and ice

To keep storm drains clear of debris

To clean the curbs

To paint cross walks and handicapped parking spots.

To pick up and chip limbs in the warm months and as needed

To pick up leaves in the fall

To pick up trash and dog doo from the parks during the months the Parks Department is not staffed.

To order supplies to ensure safe travel on the town’s streets.

To review and recommend revisions to SOPs

To input and to update data in the GIS system

To respond to work orders.

To maintain the Town Owned work vehicle in clean working order.  To have the routine and emergency maintenance performed.

To perform all jobs using safety measures and procedures.

To assist the Natural Gas, Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Street departments.

Other duties as assigned.



High School Diploma or GED Required

Natural Gas On Call Certification Required

Trained in Street Department Operations

Trained in Drinking Water Operations

Trained in Waste Water Operations



Completion of Drug Screen and Background Check

Acknowledge and adhere to all policies as written in the Town of Lapel Employee Handbook

Through knowledge of and ability to make practical applications of IDEM and EPA regulations, department policies and procedures, and principles and accepted practices of Sewer system maintenance, operation, and construction.

Ability to communicate in a manner that is respectful of professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.

Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Ability to plan and layout work projects and work alone and with others in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Ability to properly operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform the essential functions of the waste water department

Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculation.

Ability to compute and calculate results of tests, read and interpret specifications, technical manuals, instruments, gauges, and dials.

Ability to properly operate office equipment, including but not limited to computers, time clocks, telephones, and calculators.

Applied knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs

Working knowledge of local geography and ability to read and interpret maps, prints, sketches, and specifications

Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and complete tasks effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions



Work Schedule is 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Be on call weeknights in rotation with the rest of the qualified hourly staff.  Work and be on call weekends and holidays in rotation with the rest of the qualified hourly staff.

Incumbent will occasionally work extended and/or evening hours, work weekend and week night hours, and occasionally travel out of town for training and meetings, sometimes overnight.

Ability to serve on 24-hour call and respond swiftly, rationally, and decisively to emergency situations.

Serves as a functioning member of the town’s utility department.

Serves as a back-up within each utility department.

To assist other department on projects that require more manpower.

Works as needed within the team to ensure the completion of projects throughout the town and in the different departments.

This position is called into work during utility emergencies and weather events.

Frequently works in an environment that exposes the incumbent to outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, biological and chemical exposure.

Must adhere to all safety requirements, as specified, including the use of proper personal protective equipment when necessary.

The incumbent will be required to drive a Town-owned vehicle.  Incumbent must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, maintain a safe driving record, and must remain insurable thorough the Town of Lapel’s liability insurance carrier.

The incumbent will be required to carry and answer a Town Owned phone at all times.



Incumbent performs a wide variety of duties which are broad in scope and impact and require consideration of complex variables.  Independent judgment is often necessary in adapting practices and procedures to maximize effective operations, meet department objectives, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.



Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, water and wastewater treatment plants and in the field, involving sitting/standing/walking for long periods, lifting or carrying tools or other objects, walking on uneven terrain, close and far vision, depth perception, crouching/kneeling, hearing sounds/communications, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious materials, traffic, fumes, dust, dirt, and toxic chemicals.

This position is identified as having occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.



Incumbent maintains frequent contact with town employees throughout multiple departments, regulatory agencies, property owners and the public for purposes of exchanging information, explaining/interpreting policies and procedures, coordinating operations, supervising personnel, and periodically negotiating with property owners and contractors.



The job description for the position of Street Operator for the Town of Lapel describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position.  I understand that it is not a contract of employment and that the Town of Lapel is an “At-Will” employer, which means the employee may resign at any time and that the employer may discharge an employee at any time with or without cause.  I further understand that the incumbent in this position reports to, as appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Town Council.  I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements, and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.


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