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Highway Maintenance Technician - Chesterton Unit

Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  295564

Chesterton, IN, US, 46304


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.  Applicants must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.


Note: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays/reimburses eligible employees for all eligible CDL expenses.


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.


This position is located at the Chesterton Unit.

About the Job:

As a Highway Technician, you will perform general highway maintenance duties that keep Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) assets in good working condition to ensure customer satisfaction. You will perform snow and ice removal and other winter operations duties as required. You may serve in various highway specialty areas like bridge maintenance, heavy equipment operations, construction, traffic maintenance and testing duties depending on the job assignment. A CDL is required for this position. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

•    Complies with INDOT Safety Policies and Procedures
•    Operates basic highway maintenance and traffic equipment to maintain, repair, and clean highways and rights-of-was
•    Moves and loads supplies and materials.
•    Winter operations duties including snow and ice removal
•    Maintains, repairs, and installs traffic signs, route markers, and pavement markings
•    Performs emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades
•    Performs equipment maintenance such as: minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections
•    Performs miscellaneous labor tasks
•    Performs job documentation tasks such as entry into the Work Management System (WMS)
•    Provides assistance to the public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays, etc.
•    May perform basic construction inspection duties, as needed

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days
  • Must have ability to read, write and communicate clearly
  • Required to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of employment
  • Must have ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must have ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time
  • Must have ability to endure exposure to inclement weather
  • Must have ability to operate specialty traffic equipment (e.g. bucket trucks, paint equipment, etc.)
  • Must have ability
  •  to follow directions and work as part of a team

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


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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