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State of Montana Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Driver in Culbertson, Montana

MDT is looking for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance In Culbertson and Plentywood. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production.

Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 road miles of the work section headquarters.

Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am-11:30pm. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed.


  • One (1) year experience driving heavy truck or operating construction equipment.

  • Requires knowledge of highway maintenance and equipment operation including basic diesel/gasoline vehicle maintenance.

  • Basic math, record keeping, computer skills and the ability to make estimates of materials needed.

  • A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learner’s permit or a Class B CDL have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License.

Physical Demands: Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools, equipment and materials listed above.

Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment.

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

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. For a full job description, please contact Joyce Ayre at

_Additional Application Information:_

  • This is a temporary position for less than six (6) months of employment.

  • Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service/./If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact HR Generalist, at406-345-8207.

  • All documents for required establishing preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

  • Pre-employment drug test – must provide negative results

  • Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records.

  • Clearinghouse registration is required

  • Both positions belong to the AFSCME bargaining unit. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union and the option to join the union during the onboarding process.

Job: *Transportation

Title: Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Driver

Location: Culbertson

Requisition ID: 20142167

Other Locations: Plentywood