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State of Montana Highway Maintenance Technician - CDL Driver / Equipment Operator - Ferndale in Ferndale, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting Maintenance Technicians in Ferndale. This position Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates various trucks and a variety of heavy equipment to perform culvert placement and installation/cleaning, landslide removal, crack/mastic sealing, fence building or bridge repair, guardrail or sign installation, luminaire maintenance, roadway repair, vegetation and roadside maintenance, pavement marking and striping operations, and snow and ice control. Responsible for the overall function, operation, and maintenance of equipment including training and mentoring of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Computer knowledge in order to access applicable systems including the Road Weather Information Sites (RWIS), and the Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Management System (EVMMS). Performs all other duties and maintenance activities as assigned. For a full job description, please contact HR Specialist, Sadie Hansen at _Benefits of working for the Montana Department of Transportation and the State of Montana include:__ _ * Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance o For information on the Montana Department of Transportation’s mission, vision, and values, please visit our website: * Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance o Benefits apply on first day of employment o Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families * State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation) * Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays * Eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness * Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer _Minimum Qualifications:_ * One (1) year experience driving heavy truck or operating construction equipment. * 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 have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. Successful applicants must live or relocate within 45 road miles of the Ferndale (13114 MT Highway 83, Bigfork, MT) Section House and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. _Other Qualifications_: Must be able to perform physical activity in lifting (greater than 50 pounds), carrying, and/or operating the tools, equipment and materials required for highway maintenance and operations. Must work in all types of weather conditions, dirt, dust, moisture, temperature, and fumes. 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 reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. _Other Information_ Top candidates will be invited to participate in a practical test and behavioral-based interview prior to final selection. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program and our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. 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. 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. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #6.03.001, "State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. Job: Transportation* *Title: *Highway Maintenance Technician - CDL Driver / Equipment Operator - Ferndale * Location: *Ferndale Requisition ID: 22143244