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Highway Maintenance Technician

Date Posted:  Jan 27, 2021
Requisition ID:  154461

Mishawaka, IN, US, 46544

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.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $31,200.00 annually. Internal employees are subject to the promotion and demotion policies.


This position is located at the Mishawaka Unit.

About the Job

The Highway Technician is responsible for performing general highway maintenance duties within the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). This individual performs snow and ice removal, related maintenance, and other winter operations duties as required. Traffic maintenance duties such as repairing and installing traffic signs and pavement markings are also performed.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Complies with 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;
  • Performs 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 a work management system;
  • Provides assistance to public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays, etc;

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 We're Looking For

  • High School Education or Education Equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License 

What You'll Need For Success

  • Must possess a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) or must obtain within 90 days of employment.
  • Required to submit to and pass 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;
  • Must have ability to read, write and communicate clearly;
  • Ability to operate specialty traffic equipment (e.g. bucket trucks, paint equipment, etc.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team.


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

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: South Bend