Highway Maintenance Worker
State of Nebraska


Job Info


Description
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.

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%. Use our new quick apply process! Just attach your resume when prompted. No resume? Use the text box provided to tell us about your experience and qualifications.
Examples of Work
Operate trucks and other light equipment to complete highway maintenance work. Operate tractors with various attachments including disc, harrows, seeders, 15 foot mowers, sprayers and hand mowers to maintain highways and highway right of ways. Operate post drivers for the installation of signs, fences and guardrails and other hand held power and manual tools. Maintain the upkeep of shrubs and lawns, and perform tree trimming and brush cutting. Maintain yards and performs building maintenance and cleaning. Paint buildings and various structures. Perform manual labor for concrete and bituminous patching and sealing of cracks in highways and structures. Manually provide highway traffic control for construction and maintenance projects according to safety procedures. 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. Complete routine and general maintenance and mechanical repair on equipment. Repair highway signs. Perform snow removal. May apply chemicals of selective and non-selective herbicides spray to highway right of way.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment and/or farm equipment Those applicants with a valid Class A Commercial Driver's license with restriction and tanker endorsement. Basic computer experience.

OTHER: A Class A Commercial Driver's license with O Restriction and tanker endorsement is required within 6 months of employment. Must be a safe worker that is team oriented. Regular and reliable attendance is 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 or stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively both to give and receive instructions. Must be able to report to work for snow and other highway emergencies within 40 minutes under normal driving conditions and be placed in an "on-call" status.

NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience to apply.



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