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Nebraska Department of Transportation

Highway Maintenance Worker

Salary
$16.30 Hourly

Location
O’Neill, NE

Job Type
PERM FULL TIME

Department
Department of Transportation

Job Number
02703132

Closing
12/18/2019 11:59 PM Central

Description
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. Internal applicants who possess the necessary agency certifications shall be considered at the Highway Maintenance Worker Senior classification if selected for the position through the competitive selection process. 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.

Location: 404 W Douglas St, O’Neill, Nebraska.

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
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.
OTHER: 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, stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Must be able to follow directions with minimal supervision. Must be able to read and communicate effectively to give and receive instructions. 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.

 

 

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH THE NEBRASKA STATE JOBS WEBSITE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska