Heavy Equipment Operator

State Of Indiana Crawfordsville , IN 47934

Posted 2 months ago

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state's quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

Salary: The position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $42,900. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Location: The location of this position is INDOT Crawfordsville.

Role Overview: As the Highway Technician, you will be responsible for performing general highway maintenance duties that

keep Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) assets in good working condition to ensure customer

satisfaction. As a Highway Technician you may serve in various highway specialty areas like bridge, highway,

facilities, construction etc. You will operate equipment, perform physical activities, conduct testing, inspection,

surveys, and report project data depending on the job assignment. You will perform snow and ice removal and

other winter operations duties as required. A CDL is required for this position.

About the Job:

As the Highway Technician, you will be responsible for performing general highway maintenance duties that keep Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) assets in good working condition to ensure customer satisfaction. As a Highway Technician you may serve in various highway specialty areas like bridge, highway, facilities, construction etc. You will operate equipment, perform physical activities, conduct testing, inspection, surveys, and report project data depending on the job assignment. You will perform snow and ice removal and other winter operations duties as required. A CDL is required for this position.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Comply with all Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) safety policies and procedures.

  • Operate basic highway maintenance/ traffic equipment to maintain, repair and clean highways and rights-of-way.

  • Perform winter operations duties including snow and ice removal.

  • Perform emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, bridge closures, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades.

  • Perform regular inspections and routine equipment maintenance such as: minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections.

  • Perform job documentation tasks such as entry into the Work Management System (WMS).

  • Maintain, repair and install traffic signs, route markers, pavement markings, etc.

  • Coordinate work assigned by the Supervisor ensuring that the needed materials and equipment are available.

  • Communicate and provide feedback on employee issues to the Supervisor.

These additional duties may be performed depending on the job assignment:

Asset Inspector:

  • Perform a visual and physical inspection of INDOT owned and maintained assets to evaluate maintenance needs and assign condition rating.

  • Operate inspection equipment to determine location, condition rating, and operation of small culvert assets.

Bridge Maintenance & Repair Specialist

  • Operate basic highway maintenance equipment, specialized bridge repair and inspection equipment for maintenance, repair, and inspection of bridge structures.

  • Investigate complaints related to bridges and large culverts and coordinate to ensure follow up action is taken.

Contracts Inspector:

  • Perform inspections activities and complete the related paperwork on all maintenance contracts.

Heavy Equipment Operator:

  • Operate various types of heavy and specialized equipment to include, but not limited to; Gradall, Backhoes, Dozers, Vactors, Sweepers, SewerJets, Loaders, Skidsteers, Ag-spreaders, Pavers, Rollers, etc.

  • Perform maintenance and repair of light and heavy equipment and hand tools (e.g., dump truck, grader, forklift, tractor-trailer, chain saw).

Herbicide:

  • Operate, calibrate and set application rates for all the different types of herbicide and pesticide equipment that will be used on a routine basis. Must maintain appropriate record of all application data. .

  • Serve as an independent chemical applicator and undertake landscape projects throughout the District.

Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) Coordinator:

  • Drive Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) bus or other vehicle to transport DOC to and from work locations.

  • Oversee and coordinate the work with DOC offenders.

Shared workforce:

  • May support construction project ensuring compliance with contracts and quality of work being performed.

  • Perform sampling procedures for different types of materials.

  • May perform and/or assist in aggregate testing and other types of testing such as Indiana Test Methods (ITM).

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).

  • Must have valid commercial driver's license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.

  • Pass and submit to a drug test as a condition of employment.

  • General Knowledge of federal, state, and local highway guidelines, laws and regulations, principles, and practices for purposes of construction inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of highway.

  • Broad knowledge of Microsoft computer programs to include Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow technical documents.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather.

May need additional requirements depending on the assigned specialty:

Heavy Equipment Operator:

  • Must have valid commercial driver's license (CDL Class A).

  • Six months training or 6 months experience in operation of heavy construction equipment

Herbicide:

  • Must be able to obtain, and maintain, a Core Herbicide and Class 6 Herbicide license.

Shared workforce:

  • Must complete Certified Highway Technician Construction Courses or Highway Technician Testing Courses as applicable.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans

  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)

  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution

  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities

  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:

  • 150 hours of paid new parent leave

  • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave

  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off

  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Group life insurance

  • Referral Bonus program

  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Free Parking for most positions

  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Employee? Click here to apply.


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Heavy Equipment Operator

State Of Indiana