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Ltd Appt - Street/Sewer Maintenance

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Street/Sewer Maintenance - Laborers
Seasonal Opportunities*
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(Summer 2022)
The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

It takes us all working together.

The Public Works Department, as a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, is responsible for planning, programming, design, constructing, and maintaining public works facilities. This includes street infrastructure, street lighting, traffic control, sanitary and storm water, water main, and waste water treatment facilities, as well as on-street and off-street parking, and coordination of mass transit modes.
The Infrastructure Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department is seeking individuals for seasonal employment during the 2022 construction season.

Pay Scale:
$15.00 to $17.50 per hour depending on education / experience.

Work Schedule:
Normal work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30p.m.

Nature of Work
The individuals that are chosen for these positions will be assisting maintenance staff completing a variety of tasks the street maintenance and sewer collection crews undertake on a yearly basis. These positions will assist the maintenance crews on the day to day preventative maintenance and construction responsibilities and duties listed below.

*Pursuant to MN Statute, seasonal assignments are limited to 67 working days per calendar year or 100 working days per calendar year if the employees are under the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or public educational institution prior to being hired by the employer, and have indicated, either in an application for employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as students during or after their temporary employment 
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.



Duties will vary with position assignment. 

Assigned duties will primarily include assisting the City street and sewer crews with the following:

  • Assist the street maintenance crews in completing milling and overlaying, chip sealing, crack filling, bituminous patching, storm water, and other preventative maintenance operations
  • Assist the sewer collection crews to clean and repair sanitary and storm infrastructure; i.e. jetting, rodding, reconstructing pipes, reconstructing cleaning manholes, catch basins, storm water structures
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and/or minor repairs to equipment (i.e. grease, oil, etc.)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



Due to the hazardous work/use of equipment in this position, qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age. 

Education and Experience 
High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

Licenses and/or Certifications 
Valid driver's license


Ability to: perform strenuous physical labor in an outdoor environment able to lift objects weighing 100 lbs; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work in a dirty, dusty environment; work outdoors while it is raining slightly; and effectively carry out written and oral instructions.

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