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Temporary Highway Technician 1 (CDL, Tanker Endorsement) Job in Lima, Ohio US

Temporary Highway Technician 1 (CDL, Tanker Endorsement)

Ohio Department of Transportation - Lima, OH

Posted: 3/4/2021 - Expires: 5/28/2021

Job ID: 224926081


Job Description

Organization: Transportation - District 01

Schedule: Full-time

Work Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM hours vary

Compensation: $18.05

Unposting Date: May 28, 2021, 11:59:00 p.m.

Job Function: Transportation


Agency Contact Name: District One Human Resources

Agency Contact Information: 419-999-6819


Temporary Highway Technician 1 (CDL, tanker endorsement required) Summer Employment 2021, for ODOT District 1 within Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties



These Summer Seasonal positions are TEMPORARY, unclassified appointments not to exceed 1,000 hours.  These positions are available in 8 counties (Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties).  Only one (1) application is necessary.  Hours and report in locations may vary based on operational need.


A Physical Ability Test (PAT) and Reading Comprehension and 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.


Operates basic equipment (i.e., see glossary for identification of basic equipment) and performs general highway maintenance duties which vary by season (e.g., constructs, improves, maintains, repairs and cleans highways and/or roadways and right-of-ways to include excavating and grading ditches, digging channels and cleaning waterways, cuts brush, grass and other vegetation, applies chemicals to vegetation, patches and seals berm and pavement, mixes mortar and concrete, shovels backfill, installs and repairs catch basin and stream channel and completes other drainage work, screens bleeding surface, reshapes/digs ditches/trenches, pours hot tar, removes trash, cleans and repairs highways and/or roadways and right-of-ways, mows grass, moves and loads supplies and materials and completes other related highway maintenance assignments, operates any combination of basic equipment to haul trash), performs snow and ice control and related maintenance duties by operation of snow plow with spreader, brine dispensing equipment, dump truck with attachments, maintains, repairs and installs traffic signs and pavement markings on inter-state, federal and state highways and/or roadways (e.g., repairs/replaces/straightens street and/or traffic signs and other route markers; installs and repairs guardrails).


Performs emergency response and clean up and performs traffic control (e.g., flags traffic through work zone or around accident site; sets lane closures; places high water signs; erects barricades); receives training (on the job and formal) in various types of construction inspection activities (maintenance related inspection items).


Performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment (e.g., sharpens; sands; paints; refuels; lubricates; checks tires for wear and pressure; replaces light bulbs; washes and cleans trucks and equipment to prevent rusting); changes tailgates and snowplow blades; conducts pre-trip inspections of equipment.


Performs miscellaneous labor and bookkeeping tasks; operates two-way radio/base station; telephones crews for emergencies; cleans offices and garage; keeps daily records and logs (e.g., fuel sheets, material check sheets); responds to general inquiries from public (e.g., gives directions; explains traffic delays; explains work underway); assists stranded motorists (e.g., telephones for needed assistance); performs general labor and maintenance functions at garage; loads and unloads freight; arranges stock in warehouse; moves equipment.



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


Note: Applicant must have valid Class "A or B" Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement without air brake restriction at the appropriate level pursuant to approved position description on file to operate motorized equipment of size and type regulated by section 4506.1, 4506.03 and 4506.12 of Ohio Revised Code.


-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.


Knowledge of addition and subtraction, decimals, percentages and fractions; safety practices associated with highway maintenance and use of traffic control equipment*; agency policies*. Skill in use of basic equipment and related highway maintenance tools; traffic control equipment. Ability to recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; read and 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 and Math (RCM) Test.  Applicant must pass both the PAT and 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 and hot temperatures in summer time and cold temperatures in winter) and on-going traffic; may work rotating shift; may be on-call 24 hrs, 7 days per week; lift and transport with human waste, diapers, ditches with water and sewage, loud noise from equipment and traffic, confined work area while driving truck during regular and/or double shift during snow and ice removal or in confined space while digging ditches to install pipes or digging holes; exposed to insects such as bees, mosquitoes, flies and spiders; exposed to rodents to include mice and rats; exposed to stray dogs, dirt, dust, fumes, poison ivy/sumac and pollen.


Background Check Information:

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


To Apply: Complete online application at


Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
$18.05 - $18.05 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
CDL, tanker endorsement
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 3
Graphic Literacy: 3
Workplace Documentation: N/A