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State of Montana Maintenance Tech I - 77033 in Cascade, Montana

At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality, and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana's residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission. MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. Visit our website at: Duties: Operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, lawn mowing and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and does snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall functional operation of machines including preoperational checking, scheduled servicing, and adding fluids, and changing pins, cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. Competencies: Tools and Equipment: Single Axle Trucks (over 12,500 lbs.), tar pot (under 1000 gallons), pulvi-mixer, push/pull brooms, crack sealers, rollers (under 5 Ton), auger type drills, recyclers (under 15 TPH) and various basic hand tools. Materials: Premixed paving materials, gravel, sanding material, salt, liquid deicers, snow, dirt and rock, oil and lubricants. Source of Supervision: Field Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Superintendent or other designated person. Physical Demands: Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools, equipment and materials listed above. Necessary Special Requirements: A valid Montana Class A Type II Commercial Operators license w/endorsements for air brakes and tanker is required or a valid learner's permit. Required to perform the duties of this position are one year experience driving heavy truck and operating construction related equipment and a Class A, Type II CDL or learners permit. Will also consider a Type B CDL. Requires working knowledge of basic diesel/gasoline vehicle maintenance; basic math and record keeping; and the ability to make estimates of materials needed. Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications requires a Type II, Class A CDL or learners permit. Will also consider a Type B CDL. One year experience driving heavy trucks or construction related equipment. Special Information: 1. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. 2. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. 3. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR Generalist. 4. To be considered for this position, you must submit your online application with all required attachments before midnight on the closing date. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable. 5. All documents required for claimed Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. 6. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. 7. This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy (Level I-IV) and pay is based on the level. Pay and placement in the career ladder is based on time in grade, classroom training, practical MDT experience and successful completion of the MDT Maintenance Academy. Reaching maximum Maintenance Tech pay can take up to five years. 8. A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with endorsements for air brakes and tankers is required with no restriction for operating a manual transmission. Successful applicant must live or relocate within 45 road miles of the work headquarters and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. 9. This position belongs to the CRAFTS bargaining unit. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union and the option to join the union during the onboarding process. 10. No moving agreement will be offered. Job: Transportation* *Title: *Maintenance Tech I - 77033 Location: Cascade Requisition ID: 21143151