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Temporary Highway Technician 1, Winter Seasonal Job in Lima, Ohio US

Temporary Highway Technician 1, Winter Seasonal

Ohio Department of Transportation - Lima, OH

Posted: 8/24/2021 - Expires: 10/31/2021

Job ID: 230951735


Job Description

Organization: Transportation - District 01
Classified Indicator: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. hours vary
Compensation: 18.59/hour
Unposting Date: Oct 31, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Job Function: Transportation

Agency Contact Name: Human Resources District 1
Agency Contact Information: (419) 999-6819

Temporary Highway Technician 1 (CDL, tanker endorsement required) Winter Seasonal 2021/2022 District 1 (Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot Counties)


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!

Who We Are:
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state. And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional,and highly productive organization.

ODOT's Mission Statement:
To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:

  • Take care of what we have
  • Make our system work better
  • Improve safety
  • Enhance capacity

What You Will Do:

  • Operate basic equipment related to snow and ice removal, and roadway maintenance
  • Perform emergency response, clean-up, and traffic control
  • Serve the public and work to make the roads in Ohio safer

Who we are looking for:

  • Safety Driven
  • Enjoys working outdoors
  • Honest, accountable, trustworthy, and respectful
  • A positive team player

Benefits to you:

  • At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan
  • Work/Life Balance
  • The opportunity to work on an important mission

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

Performs emergency response & clean up & 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 & formal) in various types of construction inspection activities (maintenance related inspection items). Performs minor repairs & maintenance on equipment (e.g., sharpens; sands; paints; refuels; lubricates; checks tires for wear & pressure; replaces light bulbs; washes & cleans trucks & equipment to prevent rusting); changes tailgates & snowplow blades; conducts pre-trip inspections of equipment.

Performs miscellaneous labor & bookkeeping tasks; operates two-way radio/base station; telephones crews for emergencies; cleans offices & garage; keeps daily records & 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 & maintenance functions at garage; loads & unloads freight; arranges stock in warehouse; moves equipment.

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. 124.11 (A) (29).

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.

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
$18.59 - $18.59 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid Class A or B CDL
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 3
Graphic Literacy: 3

Workplace Documentation: N/A