Bridge Maintenance Worker (#RC0502)
$27.97-$33.99 Hourly / $4,847.41-$5,892.06 Monthly / $58,169.03-$70,704.82 Yearly


Under general supervision, does heavy rough carpentry work and concrete construction and finishing work in the maintenance and repair of County bridges and other structures; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Duties require light to heavy physical labor and may involve working in hazardous locations at moderate heights.


  • Repairs and replaces structures on bridges, bridge approaches, ferries and ferry ramps, including caps, pilings, hand and guard rails, headers and floor boards; erects construction scaffolding as needed.
  • Installs various concrete cement forms for repair and construction of bridges, bridge approaches and related structures, including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, box culverts and head walls; prepares sub grade, builds forms, mixes and pours concrete, finishes concrete to grade and strips forms; breaks up and removes old concrete.
  • Cleans bridge drains, decks, expansion plates and pads, and road shoulders; fills expansions joints on bridges, aprons, and curbing with appropriate material.
  • Operates trucks and light construction equipment as required in the performance of normal work assignments.
  • Operates a variety of electric and pneumatic tools and equipment including air compressors; mechanical winches, hoists and concrete saws.
  • Erects safety signs, posts, and barricades where needed.
  • May act as lead worker over others.



Experience:  Two years as a journey level carpenter.



Experience:  Four years of experience in construction, maintenance and repair of bridges, concrete culverts, and related bridge and road structures.


*License:  Possession of a valid California Class I driver’s permit at time of application.

*Note:  If offered employment, applicant must obtain a California Class I driver’s license prior to completion of the probationary period.


Basic materials, equipment, and labor methods, commonly employed in repairing, renovating or reconstructing wooden, concrete and steel bridges; cement work, including building forms, mixing, pouring and finishing concrete; hazards and safety precautions in rigging and in working at moderate heights.


Learn to use an engineer’s level; do heavy manual labor in hazardous locations at moderate heights; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; manipulate ropes and equipment used in rigging; operate moderately heavy automotive equipment; work under adverse weather conditions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0502; EST: 2/10/1988;