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INDOT Job Opportunities

Date Posted:  Jul 27, 2022
Requisition ID:  374601

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


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 several 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.


Salary: The starting salary $19/hour, $20/Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and up.


ContactIn you have any questions about job openings concerning this job posting, please contact Kimberly Decker (, phone: 317-234-6859)

About the Job:

As the Highway Technician, you will be responsible for performing 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:


There are several positions available at INDOT in Indiana.  Several of the positions are listed below.


Highway Maintenance Technician 

  • Provide unit crews with technical expertise, oversight, and specialized equipment to ensure work is completed and report problems to the Highway Maintenance Supervisor. 
  • Operate basic and intermediate highway maintenance equipment to maintain, repair and clean bridges, highways, and right-of-ways.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

  • Rebuild, replace and/or repair major parts on cars and light trucks, heavy duty trucks, and heavy equipment (e.g., exhaust system, fuel injection, electrical systems, transmission, drive train, mechanical and air suspension, charging systems, air and hydraulic brakes).
  • Performs minor repairs or other related mechanical work (e.g., adjusts valves; changes and repairs all types of tires; cleans or replaces diesel injectors; repairs or replaces hydraulic components.
  • Install snowplow blades and make repairs on damaged plow assemblies.


Testing Lab Technician

  • Sample and test construction materials according to quality assurance and specification requirements. 
  • Visit material producers’ plants, construction job sites or INDOT facilities to collect material samples for testing.  
  • Perform various test on materials incorporated into INDOT construction or maintenance contracts.  
  • Calculate and record the test results in the INDOT reporting system. 


Construction Project Inspector

  • Involved in planning, design, construction, and rehabilitation of state-owned highways and bridges.  
  • Perform construction inspection, which include assisting the project supervisor/engineer.
  • Ensure construction tests, measurements and inspections are completed and recorded in a timely manner. 
  • Perform facility maintenance such as repairing and installing brine making and storage systems. 


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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