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Highway Maintenance Technician

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  284801

Corydon, IN, US, 47112


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 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: 

  • Comply with all Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) safety policies and procedures. 
  • Operate basic highway maintenance/ traffic equipment to maintain, repair and clean highways and rights-of-way. 
  • Move and load supplies and materials. 
  • Perform winter operations duties including snow and ice removal. 
  • Perform emergency response activities such as clean-up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs and erecting barricades. 
  • Perform regular inspections and routine equipment maintenance such as: minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections. 
  • Perform miscellaneous labor tasks. 


These additional duties may be performed depending on the job assignment: 

Traffic Inventory Specialist:

  • Maintain, repair, and install traffic signs, route markers and pavement markings. 
  • Receive, inspect, and record new materials, supplies, and equipment arriving in District Traffic for distribution (e.g., signs and sign hardware, lighting poles, arms, and luminaries). 
  • Maintain perpetual inventory of supplies and dispense the required materials. (e.g., traffic signal equipment, signs and sign hardware). 
  • Operate and maintain new computerized inventory control system. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

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

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days. 
  • Pass and submit to a drug test as a condition of employment. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time. 
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather. 
  • Ability to operate specialty traffic equipment (e.g. bucket trucks, paint equipment, etc.) 
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team. 


These additional requirements may be required depending on the job assignment: 

  • Knowledge of electronic data processing as applied to inventory control computer systems. 
  • Ability to understand system of bookkeeping procedures. 

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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