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Winter Seasonal Highway Technician 1 Job in Lima, Ohio US

Winter Seasonal Highway Technician 1

Ohio Department of Transportation - District 1 - Lima, OH

Posted: 9/4/2019 - Expires: 11/1/2019

Job ID: 211682207

Job Description

Organization: Transportation - District 01              Job Function: Transportation

Schedule: Full-time                         Work Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm hrs vary

Compensation: 17.52

Unposting Date: Oct 31, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Temporary Highway Technician 1 (CDL, tanker endorsement required) Winter Seasonal 2019/2020



Enjoy working outdoors? Want to make a difference in the great State of Ohio?  If the answer is YES, we have the opportunity for you!

With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.

Become a Highway Technician 1 at ODOT & take part in our mission!  You will:

  • operate basic equipment (examples include backhoes, loaders, graders, tractors, plows & spreaders, trucks requiring Class A or B CDL.
  • perform general highway maintenance duties.
  • receive training (i.e., on the job & formal) in operation of equipment.

A Physical Ability Test (PAT) and Reading Comprehension & Math (RCM) Test will be given for the Highway Technician 1 position and candidates MUST pass both tests in order to be considered for employment.  PAT/RCM candidates will be selected based in part on meeting the prescribed minimum qualification, including education and/or experience or licensure requirements of this position.  Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by mail, per the address provided on the application, of the exact time and location to report for the test administration.

If you would like to be part of our team, please apply!  ODOT has a diverse workforce with varying backgrounds and experiences, and our team is second to none!


Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition & subtraction & decimals, percentages & fractions; ability to read, write & speak common English vocabulary; 3 mos. trg. Or 3 mos. exp. in operation of basic equipment.


Knowledge of addition & subtraction, decimals, percentages & fractions; safety practices associated with highway maintenance & use of traffic control equipment*; agency policies*. Skill in use of basic equipment & related highway maintenance tools; traffic control equipment. Ability to recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate action; read & verbalize simple sentences; maintain accurate records; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; demonstrate strength to lift 50-100 pounds.

(*) Developed after employment

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use.  An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment.

PER ORC 4506.20, Applicants applying for positions as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle must provide their employment history for the ten (10) years preceding the date the employment application is submitted to ODOT.  Applicants for CDL position must list the names and addresses of previous employers for which he/she was the operator of a commercial motor vehicle, dates employed and reason for leaving previous employers.

Physical Ability Test - This test will require candidates to physically demonstrate the ability to lift, pull, drag, and/or maneuver between 50-100 pounds.  There are six (6) events to the Physical Ability Test course which consist of equipment and materials utilized on-the-job by current Highway Technician 1's.  Candidates MUST successfully complete each of the six (6) events in order to pass the Physical ability test and continue on to the Reading Comprehension & Math (RCM) Test.  Applicant must pass both the PAT & RCM Tests in order to be considered for employment.

This position is overtime eligible based on FLSA standards.

Temporary/Seasonal Appointments are unclassified pursuant to O.R.C. 124.30 (B).

Unusual Working Conditions:  Works outside exposed to weather (e.g., including rain, lightening, humidity & hot temperatures in summer time & cold temperatures in winter) & on-going traffic; may work rotating shift; may be on-call 24 hrs, 7 days per week; lift & transport with human waste, diapers, ditches with water & sewage, loud noise from equipment & traffic, confined work area while driving truck during regular &/or double shift during snow & ice removal or in confined space while digging ditches to install pipes or digging holes; exposed to insects such as bees, mosquitoes, flies & spiders; exposed to rodents to include mice & rats; exposed to stray dogs, dirt, dust, fumes, poison ivy/sumac & pollen.

Background Check Information

The final candidate for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for position.  An individual assessment of an applicant’s criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
$17.52 - $17.52 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid Class A or B CDL
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