Job Opportunity

Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior - Naper

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Karen Mosier

Full/Part Time:


Primary Duties:

Looking to expand your knowledge of heavy equipment? We offer a diversity of machinery usage that can help to launch your career development. Grow you knowledge and expertise by applying today. 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 in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment/duties will be required to successfully complete original probation.
Location: Naper / 47004 State Highway 12.
Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks and operates trucks and other light equipment to maintain and preserve highways, shoulders, roadside areas, structures, and other broad pavement surfaces and related markings/signs in safe condition. Usually works with other maintenance workers and senior maintenance workers under the direction of a highway maintenance supervisor or crew chief; work is performed in all types of weather, with assignment to a geographic area or a specialized statewide unit; performs related work as assigned. Possession of a valid driver's license and of a good driving record is required.
• Operates snow removal equipment on a as needed basis or during emergencies.
• 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.
• 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


REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license, and possession of a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes and tanker endorsement are required within 60 days of employment.
PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment. Valid Class A or B commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement. Commercial Pesticide applicator's license. Basic computer experience.
OTHER: A valid 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.
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.



Closes 01/03/2019


$15.18 hour


Health, life, disability, dental insurance, sick leave, vacation leave, tuition reimbursement