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Unit Foreman- Chandler

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  286840

Chandler, IN, US, 47610


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


About the Job:

 As Maintenance Supervisor, you will oversee the maintenance and repair programs of all state roads within a certain geographical area. You will offer direction to maintenance staff for standard day-to-day operations; this includes prioritizing work assignments and making recommendations on work techniques. You'll report directly to the Sub District Operations Manager.

A Day in the Life:

  • Assigns work to units ensuring that the needed materials and equipment are available;
  • Ensures the most effective utilization of personnel, time, and equipment for each task;
  • Ensures that proper safety policies and procedures are followed;
  • Drafts short range plans to conform to material and allocated man hours;
  • Establishes priorities with alternatives due to weather conditions;
  • Explains methods, procedures, scheduling and equipment available, as well as the purpose of the job and long and short range programs that may affect the work;
  • Inspects and reviews work being performed for methods and procedures as well as meeting acceptable standards;
  • Inspects work upon completion for appearance and end result;
  • Ensures that required equipment and materials are requisitioned;
  • Identifies training needs and provides on-the-job training and special training sessions for correct maintenance methods, safety and first aid;
  • Ensures that all administrative policies and procedures are adhered to;
  • Conducts annual job evaluations and discusses with the employees;
  • Conducts conferences with subordinates to ensure applicable policies, rules, and regulations are understood and to determine problems or disciplinary action being considered;
  • Makes recommendations for the hiring, firing, and promotion or demotion of employees; and,
  • Performs other related duties as required

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School graduate or equivalent;
  • Specialized knowledge of highway principles, practices, methods and techniques relative to maintenance and repair of highway;
  • Specialized knowledge and the ability to apply highway principles and procedures as needed;
  • Working knowledge of Work Management System (WMS) card entry system and PeopleSoft;
  • Specialized knowledge of pavement preservation;
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in all phases of maintenance development;
  • Considerable knowledge and application of highway standards and specifications, highway statutory, departmental, and administrative rules and regulations;
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days;
  • General knowledge of district departmental activities;
  • General knowledge of welding, repairing, and general maintenance of equipment;
  • General knowledge of the functions of purchasing;
  • Basic understanding of stockroom procedures;
  • Ability to carry out policies and procedures in the Sub District setting;
  • Ability to analyze Sub District maintenance activities;
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to all subordinate employees;
  • Ability to operate a computer and have knowledge of various computer operating systems;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Sub District and District personnel as well as officials and the general public both verbally and in written form; and,
  • Ability to properly schedule employee hours and coordinate trucks and materials needed during winter operations.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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