Department of Transportation Maintenance Tech I - Plentywood in Plentywood, Montana

Duties: Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, lawn mowing and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and does snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall functional operation of machines including preoperational checking, scheduled servicing, and adding fluids, and changing pins, cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. Competencies: Tools and Equipment: Single Axle Trucks (over 12,500 lbs.), tar pot (under 1000 gallons), pulvi-mixer, push/pull brooms, crack sealers, rollers (under 5 Ton), auger type drills, recyclers (under 15 TPH) and various basic hand tools. Materials: Premixed paving materials, gravel, sanding material, salt, liquid deicers, snow, dirt and rock, oil and lubricants. Source of Supervision: Field Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Superintendent or other designated person. Physical Demands: Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools, equipment and materials listed above. Necessary Special Requirements: A valid Montana Class A Type II Commercial Operators license w/endorsements for air brakes and tanker is required with no restriction for operating a manual transmission. 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 the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Special Information: 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. Offer of employment is contingent upon undergoing pre-employment testing for controlled substances. 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 Rick Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. Successful applicant must live or relocatewithin 30 road miles of the assigned maintenance section and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. No moving agreement will be offered. 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, then non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicant will have preference. Successful applicant will be required to join the AFSCME union. To Apply: 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. To be considered for this position, you must submit your online application before midnight on the closing date. If you provide an e-mail address on your application, all correspondence will be sent to that e-mail address. All documents for required 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. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are en