Highway Maintenance Worker

Rochester, Minnesota (US)
$39,818 - $50,049/annually
Mar 13, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 6:30 am - 10:30 am.  Hours of work for winter (snow & ice season) are typically Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; or a snow and ice shift, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm (A shift) or 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (B shift).  During snow & ice operations employees are split into an A and B shift and will receive 8-hours of work or more depending on the length of the event.  Hours may include overtime or various shifts depending on emergency situations and will include working nights, weekends and holidays.  Incumbents must have immediate access to a phone and be able to report to work within one-hour of being called.

Some examples of work for this position are listed below but not limited to the following:
Function: Road Surface/Roadway Maintenance
* Perform all activities required for roadside maintenance
* Perform all roadway surface maintenance activities
* Service and make minor repairs to operating equipment
* Provide traffic control
* Perform basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities
* Other duties as required

Function: Snow and Ice
* Maintains roadways for snow and ice control
* Prepares and inspects winter equipment
* Performs preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup
* Performs winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals
* Performs all work related to installing, repairing, maintaining, and removing snow fences; replacing mailboxes
* Maintain documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management
* Performs traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles.


Minimum Qualifications:

Exam Part 1:

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume clearly addresses the required experiences/skills listed below in order to continue in the hiring process.

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist level can be achieved with:
* One year of experience performing activities in snow and ice, soils, road surface maintenance, roadside maintenance, bridge maintenance, signs or related activities (roadway maintenance, driving commercial vehicles, landscaping, operating heavy equipment or farm experience)
* Valid Commercial Drivers' License, Class B with no air brake restriction.  A Class A CDL with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement will be required within the first six months of employment. YOU MUST LIST COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH NO AIR BRAKE RESTRICTION AND ANY AND ALL ENDORSEMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS ON YOUR RESUME.

* Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.

*Veterans may be eligible for a waiver of CDL based on military experience. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer (http://www.minnesotaveteran.org/cvso/ ) to obtain a copy of your VMET DD2586.

Exam Part 2: Receipt of a passing score of Level 3 or higher on the math portion of the computerized test and Level 4 or higher on the computerized reading test. [The job offer is contingent on passing a basic math and reading test.] Applicants meeting Exam Part 1 will be invited to test following the interview process.
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands of this job will vary, but typically requires lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects such as 50-pound bags. This job also may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This job will require strenuous manual labor including but not limited to digging, shoveling, hauling, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing.

Weather elements: Will require frequent exposure to weather elements (cold and hot) on a daily basis.
Additional Requirements

NOTE: The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. New employees must pass a pre-placement drug test for evidence of use of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamines (MDMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM).

Job offers to successful applicants will be contingent on passing a pre-employment math and reading test, physical exam, drug test, criminal background check, reference check and driver's license checks.

A revoked, suspended or canceled Driver's License within the last five (5) years or three (3) serious traffic violations during any 12 month period of time will disqualify a candidate.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.   

If you have questions about the position, contact Lori Wollschlager at lori.wollschlager@state.mn.us or 507/286-7570.

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