State of Montana Temporary Snow Plow Driver / Highway Maintenance Technician KALISPELL AREA #54197480 in Kalispell, Montana

MDT is looking for temporary snow plow drivers with heavy truck driving and equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production.

Hours vary between 20-40 schedules hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either a minimum of 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am-11:30pm. Must be available for extended shifts, emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed.

Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather.

Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time.

Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

Special Information

  • Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service / . / If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

  • All documents required for establishing preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

  • Please Note: If you provide an e-mail address on your application, all correspondence will we sent to that e-mail address.

  • If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, contact the HR Generalist.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. **

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Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. /


Currently we have positions in the following locations:

  • Columbia Falls

  • Kalispell

  • West Glacier/Nyack

  • Libby/Crystal Creek

  • Whitefish

  • Polson

  • Rollins

  • Hot Springs

Requires knowledge of highway maintenance and equipment typically assigned to a section, including basic diesel/gasoline vehicle maintenance; one (1) year experience driving heavy truck and operating construction equipment; basic math and record keeping; and the ability to make estimates of materials needed. Your experience operating heavy equipment and/or driving heavy truck, including the types of trucks and/or equipment you have operated, must be clearly detailed in the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application.

Computer knowledge in order to access and utilize the Remote Weather Information Sites, MMS, e-mail, and electronic forms such as accident/incident reports and time slips.

A working knowledge and understanding of the union contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual, standard drawings and traffic control operations.

Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy # 3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.

  • A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with endorsements for air brakes and tankers is required with no restriction for operating a manual transmission.

  • Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 road miles of the work headquarters and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters.

  • This position is a union position and is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference.

  • Successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Job: *Transportation

Title: Temporary Snow Plow Driver / Highway Maintenance Technician KALISPELL AREA #54197480

Location: Kalispell

Requisition ID: 18142035

Other Locations: Nyack, Whitefish, Hot Springs, Polson, Libby, Rollins, Columbia Falls