Highway Maintenance Technician

Nebraska Department of Transportation   Thedford, NE   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 13, 2021
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Highway Maintenance Worker in Thedford

Proficiency and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior at $17.55 per hour.

Successful applicant will be trained to operate various types of highway maintenance equipment including: dump trucks, semi-truck trailers, rollers, loaders, tractors, motorgraders, snowplows, draglines, backhoes, distributors and spreaders. Proficiency in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment/duties will be required to successfully complete original probation.

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

Examples of Work

Operate trucks and other light equipment; drive trucks to transport crews or materials to work sites. Mow right-of-ways and maintain shoulders and roadsides using power hand mowers and tractors with various attachments such as discs, harrows, seeders, cement mixers, and sprayers. Operate post drivers, install and move/remove signs, fences, guardrails, and snow fences. Remove and apply various surfacing materials including concrete and bituminous patching, crack filling and sealants to maintain and repair roadways and other broad pavements; apply adhesives, paint, and other material to guardrails, posts, buildings and other structures; perform manual labor as needed; and handle hazardous materials needed to perform this work. Control traffic through and around construction and maintenance projects according to established safety procedures; set signs and cones around work sites; relay road and weather conditions via two-way radio. Safely move, drag, lift, load, and unload various equipment, materials, supplies, and hazardous materials or objects from the roadway within weight restrictions; spread and tamp surfacing materials. Inspect, clean, maintain, and, as needed, make routine repairs to assigned equipment; maintain grounds and buildings of maintenance yards. Operate snow removal equipment on an as needed basis or during emergencies and labor shortages.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: Previous experience in construction/maintenance equipment operation or construction/maintenance activity experience such as front end loader, bulldozer, road grader, trucks or tractors. A valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with O Restriction and tanker endorsement.

OTHER: A Valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with O Restriction and tanker endorsement is required within 60 days of employment. Must be able to be placed on-call and respond accordingly during non-scheduled work hours including holidays and weekends for emergencies and special events. Work is performed in adverse weather conditions and during traffic management activities and traffic safety incidents including snow removal, sanding, and de-icing. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to safely move, drag, lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance); climb, bend, stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Must be able to read and communicate effectively, give and receive instructions, and follow directions with minimal supervision. Basic computer and arithmetic skills. Ability and willingness to learn and accept challenges by learning and adjusting to new technology and processes. Quality/results oriented sense of urgency in performance of duties. Ability to work safely and demonstrate safe and reliable practices and behaviors. Ability to interact in a positive manner and treat co-workers and supervisors with dignity and respect, work to resolve conflicts, and make good decisions using sound judgment, processes and purpose. Must be able to report to work for snow and other highway emergencies within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions and be placed in an "on-call" status. NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.