Job Opportunity

Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior - Merriman

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Karen Mosier
402-479-3661
karen.mosier@nebraska.gov
www.statejobs.nebraska.gov

Full/Part Time:

Full

Primary Duties:

DESCRIPTION:
Effective July 1, the pay rate will increase to $17.00/hr. 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%. Location: Merriman, 511 N Main St. $15.416/hr. ($17.00/hr. - effective 7/1/19).
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.
• Maintain the upkeep of shrubs and lawns and perform tree trimming and brush cutting.
• Maintain yards and performs building maintenance and cleaning.
• 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.

Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 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 and/or farm equipment. Those applicants with a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's license with tanker endorsement. Basic computer experience.
OTHER: Valid Class A Commercial Driver's license 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 30 minutes under normal driving conditions and be placed in an "on-call" status.



APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov
1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508 Position #02703406
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER SENIOR
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Equal Opportunity Employer

Timeline:

Open till filled - permanent position

Compensation:

$15.41 hour

Benefits:

Health, life, dental, vision insurance, sick leave, vacation leave, retirement matched at 156%.