Highway Maintenance Worker
State of Nebraska
Proficiency and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior at $17.55 per hour.
Successful applicant 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 in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment/duties will be required to successfully complete original probation.
At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.
Examples of Work
Operate trucks and other light equipment; drive trucks to transport crews or materials to work sites. Mow right-of-ways and maintain shoulders and roadsides using power hand mowers and tractors with various attachments such as discs, harrows, seeders, cement mixers, and sprayers. Operate post drivers, install and move/remove signs, fences, guardrails, and snow fences. Remove and apply various surfacing materials including concrete and bituminous patching, crack filling and sealants to maintain and repair roadways and other broad pavements; apply adhesives, paint, and other material to guardrails, posts, buildings and other structures; perform manual labor as needed; and handle hazardous materials needed to perform this work. Control traffic through and around construction and maintenance projects according to established safety procedures; set signs and cones around work sites; relay road and weather conditions via two-way radio. Safely move, drag, lift, load, and unload variou