Highway Maintenance Worker

Company Name:
State of Nebraska
Job Code: 02703066
Job Title: Highway Maintenance Worker
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/28/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $12.21 Hourly
$25,396.80 Annually
Location: Elkhorn, Nebraska
Requisition #: 201401402
Position #: 02703066
Department: Roads, Department of
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Nebraska Department of Roads-Elkhorn, Nebraska
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 and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior at $14.047/hr.
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. Physically moves, loads and unloads highway materials and supplies. Complete routine and general maintenance and mechanical repair on equipment. Repair highway signs. Perform snow removal. Operate heavy highway maintenance equipment. May work with paint crew. May apply chemicals of selective and non-selective herbicides spray to highway right of way. May be assigned to the paint crew/ May be assigned the night shift with variant start and end times.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and have 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: A Class A Commercial Driver''s license with tanker endorsement is required within 60 days of hire. Must be a safe worker that is team oriented. Regular and reliable attendance.
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 communicate effectively to give and receive instructions. 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.

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