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City of Wahkon Looking to Hire Seasonal Maintenance Worker

The City of Wahkon is accepting applications for a part-time seasonal maintenance position to work under the direction of the public works supervisor. This position involves mowing grass and various other maintenance work. Qualified applicants must be at least 16 years old with a valid MN driver’s license, and must be comfortable operating motorized lawn equipment and performing other light and heavy physical labor with an ability to consistently lift/carry up to 80 lbs. Flexible weekday hours between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., averaging 10-15 hours per week. Starting hourly wage of $14 - $16 depending upon qualifications and experience.

The position is open until filled. The City of Wahkon is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Position Title: Seasonal Maintenance

Department: Public Works

Reports to: Public Works Supervisor

Status: Part-Time Seasonal PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Seasonal Maintenance position performs a variety of general maintenance.

Hours are flexible and average 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.



  • Performs manual labor and heavy lifting under all weather conditions.

  • Assists full time employees in various maintenance and repair tasks (may include, but not limited to: mowing, clipping, trimming, planting, cleaning, painting, operating equipment, shoveling, other miscellaneous tasks) in the Public Works department.

  • Operates various motorized and non-motorized equipment.

  • May drive vehicle to various job sites.

  • Follows all safety requirements of each job task and specific equipment.

  • Cooperates and follows all work direction from Public Works supervisor.


  • Responsible for the safety, upkeep and maintenance of equipment

  • Notifies supervisor of problems or safety related issues

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Other duties as delegated


  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions


Landscaping equipment including mowers, edgers, weed trimmers; miscellaneous equipment and small tools


This is a physically challenging position which requires some heavy lifting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Apply by downloading the application online or you can pick up an application at City Hall, located at 151 2nd Street E.

Wahkon Employment App
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Send your complete application to us by email or by dropping it off at City Hall.

Please call Karrie at (320) 495-3441 with questions or to pick up an application. The position is open until filled. The City of Wahkon is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Seasonal Maintenance Description
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