Utility Worker $40503 per year


The entry-level Utility Worker performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks with equipment and performs general labor in the support of a wide range of public works operations to maintain infrastructure such as streets, sidewalks water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems and services such as yard waste collection and forestry.


  • Uniforms provided
  • Safe work environment
  • Friendly coworkers
  • Monday through Friday schedule-07:00 am-03:30pm


  • Future retirement income based upon a Defined Contribution Plan- The current City contribution is 13.5% of wages, the required employee contribution is 4% of wages
  • Health Insurance Plan- The employee contribution is 10% of the state hard cap. The City funds a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to pay for medical expenses
  • Retiree Health Savings Program (RHSP)- The City contribution is 1.5% of wages, the required employee contribution is 1.5% of wages
  • Paid time off for vacation, personal, sick, and holidays
  • Refer to the benefits tab for more information!

STARTING PAY: $40,503 annually

  • Pay increase upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period

Essential Job Functions

  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weight in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Performs manual labor related to maintaining street and water, sewer and storm sewer utility systems
  • Performs yard waste pickup service
  • Makes repairs to streets and sidewalks pertaining to asphalt patching, crack sealing and concrete work
  • Operates small power and hand tools
  • Plow streets and sidewalks during winter months
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director or designee

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to equipment operations
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform manual labor tasks and drive and operate equipment under varying weather conditions
  • Ability to work from construction specifications or blueprints
  • Valid State operators and CDL A license with an N (tanker) endorsement, or the ability to obtain one during the probation period.
  • Ability to perform safety-sensitive position subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) random drug & alcohol testing program

Supplemental information

The City of East Grand Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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(You can apply for this job from East Grand Rapids, MI and nearby regions.)

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