Highway Maintenance Worker
Nebraska State Government - Franklin, NE

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Department of Roads- Franklin, Nebraska

Successful applicants 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 – $14.047/hour (effective July 1, 2013). Internal applicants who possess the necessary agency certifications shall be considered at the Highway Maintenance Worker Senior classification if selected for the position through the competitive selection process.

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. Perform other duties as assigned.

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/or farm equipment. Those applicants with a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's license with tanker endorsement. 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 or stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision. Ability to 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.

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