Roadway Maintenance and Snow & Ice Worker

Minnesota Department of Transportation
June 6, 2021
St. Paul, MN
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The Transportation Generalist maintains and reconstructs roadways; maintains traffic barriers; participates in bituminous road repair, culvert cleaning; guardrail repair; and maintains roadsides. In addition, this position will perform preventive maintenance on highway equipment; operate tractor mowers and small rollers; remove objects from roadways; set up traffic controls in high volume traffic and work associated with accidents, spill cleanup, rut repair, dead deer, etc. Additional duties include but are not limited to:
Performing landscaping duties on roadside (chipping of tree limbs, stump removal/ grinding)
Conducting rest area maintenance to wayside rests and scale areas (building and grounds maintenance, vegetation control, and parking surface repairs)
Driving and operating a variety of heavy equipment to perform snow and ice duties, maintaining roadways for snow and ice control which includes: removing snow from roadways and shoulders; applying anti-icing and de-icing chemicals on stretches of highway under slippery conditions; removing frozen ice and materials from culverts; performing night or dawn patrols; preparing and inspecting winter equipment, such as snowplow equipment, and cutting edges and sanders.

The days of work, shift, normal and holiday work hours will vary depending on the requirements of each individual truck station (i.e., day shift, evening shift, overnights, or night shift as well as weekdays and weekends). Hours will include overtime or various shifts depending on emergency situations and seasonal assignments. Incumbents must have immediate access to a phone and be able to report to work within one hour of being called.

We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

11 paid holidays per year
Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year
Earn 13 days paid sick time
Vision insurance available
Defined pension plan
Paid life insurance
Short & long-term disability available
Paid parental leave available
Training opportunities
And more!

Licensure: A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no air brake restriction and the ability to obtain a class A CDL within the six-month probationary period
Experience: One (1) year of experience performing activities in any of the following: snow and ice, soils, road surface maintenance, roadside maintenance, bridge maintenance, signs, or related activities (roadway maintenance, driving commercial vehicles, landscaping, operating heavy equipment or farm experience).
Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.
Required to obtain a Tanker endorsement prior to the end of the six (6) month probationary period.
Required to pass a computerized math and reading assessment test as part of the hiring contingencies. The required passing score for the math portion is a level 3 or higher and the reading portion is a level 4 or higher.
Veterans may be eligible for a waiver of CDL based on military experience. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer ( to obtain a copy of your VMET DD2586.

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