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Highway Tech_Shared Workforce

Date Posted:  Sep 30, 2021
Requisition ID:  215283

Elkhart, IN, US, 46517


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 Class A 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 typically starts at $40,768.

This position is located at the Elkhart Unit, out of the Elkhart Sub District.


About the Job:

This position is responsible for performing cross-specialty job duties in order to meet the seasonal and workload demands in the Highway Maintenance, Construction, and/or Testing departments.  Highway Technician 2 – Shared Workforce positions are required to perform snow and ice removal and related maintenance duties by operation of snow plow and other winter operations duties.  A CDL is required for this position. 

A Day in the Life:

•    Complies with INDOT Safety Policies and Procedures
•    Operates basic highway maintenance and traffic equipment to maintain, repair, and clean highways and right-of-ways
•    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 public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays, etc.
•    Performs sampling procedures for different types of materials
•    May perform and/or assist in aggregate testing and other types of testing such as ITM
•    Performs duties related to load tickets such as: tracking the number of loads delivered, verifying accuracy of delivery information, calculating application rate, and performing acceptance tests
•    May perform inspection activities as required
•    Performs construction related activities as assigned  
•    Performs other related duties as assigned

What We're Looking For:

•    High School graduate or equivalent
•    Must have ability to operate specialty traffic equipment (e.g. bucket trucks, paint equipment, etc.)
•    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
•    Knowledge of construction terminology
•    Must have ability to read plans
•    Basic computer skills
•    Required to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of employment
•    Must be able 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 follow directions and work as part of a team

What You'll Need for Success:

•    Specialized knowledge of highway maintenance, construction, and testing policies, procedures and practices
•    Understanding and ability to apply procedures and guidelines in order to perform job duties, assure correct job documentation and ensure expectations are met
•    Ability to readily change and adapt based on work assignment
•    Ability to complete work (records, forms, reports) with accuracy  
•    Ability to disseminate technical information with accuracy


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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Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend