Snow removal technicians operate and maintain equipment used to clear public roadways and areas after a snowfall.
In addition to removing snow, these professionals are also required to perform other duties such as mowing public lawns; repairing roads, gutters and shoulders; striping roadways; and cleaning up ditches and debris. They are also responsible for the safety and maintenance of their equipment.
An ideal candidate for snow removal technician position should demonstrate physical strength, stamina, having an eye for details, teamwork, and the ability to operate specific tools in safe conditions.
You will need a high school diploma or a GED equivalent to work in this capacity. Prior experience in this regard further increases you chances of landing an interview.
Here is a list of duties for snow removal technician position:
Snow Removal Job Description
• Keep accurate time sheet records, submitted for review and sign off by the required deadlines.
• Inspect site on an on-going basis for damage or hazards
• Watch weather conditions on your assigned site.
• Operate snowplow and salt truck to remove ice and snow from roads and assigned areas.
• Shovels snow into truck or open sewer from streets and other public thoroughfares.
• Spread salt or thawing chemicals onto roadway from rear of moving truck, using shovel.
• Erect warning signs in order to prevent accidents and injuries.
• Remove snow from curbs, sidewalks, walkways, porches, and car parking areas by putting snow plows in action.
• Make sure that removed snow is correctly stacked in corners, away from where it can come in the way.
• Communicate with customers to provide them with snow removal updates.
• Ensure that roads under responsibility of this position are adequately and safely plowed when required.
• Perform routine equipment maintenance/repair tasks such as changing vehicle fluids, fuelling, greasing, painting, etc.
• Follows all safety rules, policies, and regulations.
• Maintain a clean and safe job site, while ensuring current landscape and property is not damaged in the efforts of removing snow.
• Perform other tasks or projects as assigned/instructed by supervisor.