Proficiency and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior at $17.55 per hour. As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system.
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%.
Lincoln, 302 Superior St.
Examples of Work
Operates specialized equipment working on the Bridge/Striping Crew such as pavement stripers, semitruck trailers, arrow board truck, hydro platform, concrete screed and jackhammers. Safely moves, drags, lifts, loads and unloads various equipment, materials such as paint beads, paint, supplies and hazardous materials or objects from the roadway within weight restrictions; spreads and tamps surfacing materials.
Identifies preventative maintenance needs for assigned equipment and participates with other agency employees in equipment servicing and repair; maintains grounds and buildings of maintenance yards. Operates all types of highway or other maintenance equipment such as: trucks, rollers, front-end loaders, tractors, motor graders, snowplows, snowblowers, draglines, backhoes and distributors, etc. Patches roadways, other broad pavement surfaces and structures; repairs signs; erects and removes snow fences; repairs bridges, culverts and other structures. Works in all types of weather, Payroll Detail System (timesheet data entry).
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.
PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment and/or farm equipment.
Basic computer experience. Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement.
OTHER: A valid Class A Commercial Drivers license with tanker endorsement is required within 60 days.
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 or stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively. Must be able to report to work for snow and other highway emergencies within 40 minutes under normal driving conditions and be placed in an "on-call" status.
State Of Nebraska