Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Highway Maintenance Worker

Salary: $32,972.00 Other
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2020

Positions exist throughout New York State!

As a Highway Maintenance Worker, you will be trained and evaluated on several pieces of equipment essential to the Transportation Maintenance program, such as a front-end loader and a heavy dump truck with plow, wing and spreader. You will be expected to perform productive work while you gain experience operating the equipment in an on-the-job training status. On a routine basis, you will be performing physical maintenance work and operating equipment, such as a backhoe, widener, front end loader, large roller, stump grinder, post pounder or other mildly complex equipment. You may occasionally operate some of the more complex equipment if you are trained and certified.

During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Pass the Department of Civil Service medical examination and drug test.
  • Hold a valid, non-restricted Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with no airbrake restriction, considered to be in good standing by the Department of Transportation.
  • Obtain Department of Transportation (DOT) Certification on DOT heavy dump truck within two weeks after start of employment. (NOTE: If the candidates are not successful on the heavy dump, the general rule is that they will be terminated.)