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. MDT is committed to continuous
improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health
processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our
website at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/
Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment
operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities.
Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited
to, loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers
and trucks to perform maintenance activities such as culvert
placement and installation; landslide removal; herbicide
application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair;
guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and
roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance
operations. A working knowledge and understanding of the union
contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual,
standard drawings and traffic control operations. A working
knowledge of basic carpentry skills needed for assisting the
division-wide carpenter. Contract administration in conjunction
with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and
pavement striping projects.
Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines
including training 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 and utilize the Remote
Weather Information Sites (RWIS), MMS, e-mail and electronic forms
such as accident/incident reports and time slips. Performs related
work as required.
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 (Level IV) can take up to
Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate
at the time of the offer.
Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category
and are encouraged to apply.
Education Trade Knowledge and Experience:
Requires knowledge of highway maintenance and equipment
typically assigned to a section, including basic diesel/gasoline
vehicle maintenance; one (1) year experience driving heavy truck
and operating construction equipment; basic math and record
keeping; and the ability to make estimates of materials needed.
Necessary Special Requirements:
A valid Montana Class A Type II Commercial Operators license
w/endorsements for air brakes and tanker is required.
Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 road miles
of the work headquarters and must have a telephone or be reasonably
accessible to the section headquarters. The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our
employee safety program or 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, persons of
disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to
apply. Persons 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. Women and minorities are
under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to
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 #
3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division
State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.
This position belongs 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.