Highway Maintenance Worker
State of Nebraska

Elkhorn, Nebraska

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Description
Employees may be promoted to a Highway Maintenance Worker Senior position at a rate of $17.55 upon demonstration of necessary skills. Successful applicants 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.

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 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. Perform manual labor for concrete and bituminous patching and sealing of cracks in highways and structures.

Perform varied maintenance functions such as armor coating and blade patching. Manually provide highway traffic control for construction and maintenance projects according to safety procedures. Complete routine and general maintenance and mechanic repair on equipment. Repair highway signs. Perform snow removal. Load and unload materials and supplies. Operate heavy highway maintenance equipment. May apply chemicals of selective and non-selective herbicides spray to highway right of way.

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

PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment and truck driving skills. A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement. Commercial Pesticide applicator's license. Basic computer experience.

Special Note: Must be able to obtain your CDL with endorsements within 60 days of employment. Loss of license may result in termination of employment. Some positions may require overnight or statewide travel. 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 including snow removal, sanding, and de-icing, and traffic safety incidents. Some positions may require overnight or statewide travel. 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. Must be able to report to work for snow and other highway emergencies within 45 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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