Website State of Nebraska Department of Transportation

Nebraska Department of Transportation

Highway Maintenance Worker

$16.30 Hourly

Neligh, NE

Job Type

Department of Transportation

Job Number

11/15/2019 11:59 PM Central


Proficiency and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior – $17.00 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 equipment such as: loader, trucks, tractors, mower, and hand tools. Perform preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and assist with repairs. Perform manual labor such as pothole patching, sign repair, erecting snow fence, roadway, bridge and culvert repair. Be able to load and unload materials. Be able to work long hours in times of emergency ( flooding and storms). Report to work for emergencies with short notice. Be available for emergency call out. Be able to work in extreme temperatures.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIRED: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, and possession of a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brakes and tanker endorsement are required within 60 days of employment.
PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment and truck driving skills. Experience in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, equipment repairs. A valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement. Commercial Pesticide applicator’s license.
OTHER: A Valid Class “A” Commercial driver’s license with air brakes and tanker endorsement is required within 60 days of employment. Regular and reliable attendance. This position is required to frequently work unusual hours, some holidays, and/or weekends. Must be available for out-of-town travel, possibly for extended periods (emergency situation). May be required to perform activities anywhere in the State of Nebraska.
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.

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