State of Montana Winter Snow Plow Driver/Maintenance Tech I in Lewistown, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for a Temporary Snow Plow Driver/Maintenance Technician for winter snow and ice control activities in Lewistown. There are two positions available; one is a 40 hour/week position and the other is a call-out position.

The Maintenance Technician performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Requires contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects.

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

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.

All documentation required establishing preference or as required as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.

To be considered for this position, you must submit your online application before midnight on the closing date.

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

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.

This position 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. This position is an AFSCME union position.

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

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.

Education, Trade Knowledge and Experience:

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.

Necessary Special Requirements:

A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with endorsements for air brakes and tankers is required. 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.

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.

Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment drug test with a negative result prior to the first day of work

Job: *Transportation

Title: Winter Snow Plow Driver/Maintenance Tech I

Location: Lewistown

Requisition ID: 18142657