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Bridge Maintenance and Special Projects Supervisor (Maintenance Operations Supervisor)

Date Posted:  Oct 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  25306

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46808

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.


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.


Salary for this position may be commensurate with relevant education and job experience.

About the Job:

This position oversees the maintenance and repair programs of all state bridges and culverts within a certain geographical area. This position will offer direction to maintenance staff for standard day to day operations; this includes prioritizing work assignments and making recommendations to work techniques. The incumbent reports directly to the District Operations Manager.

A Day in the Life:
  • Complies with INDOT’s Safety Policy and Procedures;
  • 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;
  • Provides feedback to DOM for performance management purposes;
  • Communicates employee issues to DOM providing documentation as necessary;
  • Ensures that proper safety policies and procedures are followed;
  • Ensures that the staff is completing work assignments as directed and that the work conforms with appropriate policies and procedures;
  • Drafts short range plans to conform to material and allocated man hours;
  • Has the ability to prioritize work with alternatives due to labor, machinery and supplies availability.
  • Also any emergency situations or weather related delays;
  • Performs emergency response activities such as: emergency bridge repair, bridge closures, inspections, clean up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades;
  • Explains methods, procedures, scheduling and equipment available, as well as purpose of 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;
  • Winter operations duties includes snow and ice removal, also will help with the maintenance and troubleshooting of the District brine machines and application equipment.
  • Makes recommendations for the hiring, firing, and promotion or demotions or employees;
  • Provides assistance to public by responding to general inquiries, customer complaints and explaining delays.
  • Performs related duties as required.
What You'll Need For Success:
  • Specialized knowledge of highway principles, practices, methods and techniques relative to maintenance and repair of highway bridges;
  • Specialized knowledge and the ability to apply highway principles and procedures as needed;
  • Working knowledge of Work Management System card entry and PeopleSoft
  • Specialized knowledge of bridge deck and 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;
  • General knowledge of district departmental activities;
  • General knowledge of welding, repairing, and general maintenance of equipment;
  • Basic knowledge of the functions of budgeting and purchasing;
  • Report all equipment deficiencies to M-5 and Supervisor;
  • Basic understanding of stockroom procedures;
  • Ability to carry out policies and procedures in the District and 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;
  • Ability to properly schedule employee hours and coordinate trucks and materials needed during winter operations;
  • Must have valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days;
  • High School graduate or equivalent required.


Note: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays for eligible employees to take CDL exams, and reimburses employees for eligible expenses for obtaining a CDL; including the CDL permit and license following their hire date.

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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne