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This is manual work involving unskilled and limited semi-skilled duties.

Work involves the performance of work of a heavy nature, which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill; however, as work experience is gained, employees may be assigned to somewhat more difficult tasks of a limited semi-skilled nature. Work is usually closely supervised, and the employee received specific work instructions at the beginning of each new job; however, constant supervision is not necessary for routine and repetitive tasks which can be carried on without difficulty once they are learned.


Loads and unload furniture and freight from trucks; unpacks and arranges new furniture in buildings; sets up and takes down bleachers, folding chairs, and other furniture and equipment for student registrations, meetings, and other events.

Provides routine laboring tasks for semi-skilled and skilled workers such as setting up scaffolds, cleaning work tools, and running errands.

Does unskilled laboring work on a farm such as repairing fences, gathering crops, feeding cattle, cleaning barns, and doing rough land preparation and crop cultivation.

Cleans and sweeps sidewalks, gutters, and steps; spreads sand and cinders on icy walks and steps.

Rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; waters plants and assists in the care of shrubs, flowers, and grass.

Works on a trash collection truck loading and unloading trash and wastes; washes trucks and may assist in performing maintenance tasks.

Digs ditches; pours concrete; repairs sidewalks.
Washes walls and ceilings, moves furniture and equipment, and performs related custodial work.

Performs related work as required.

Some experience in performing heavy manual work.

Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climatic conditions.



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