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Hwy Maint Ops Unit Supervisor

Date Posted:  Sep 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  397624

Plymouth, IN, US, 46563


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 the 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: The salary for this position starts at $48,880.00 per year.


Location: The location of this position is INDOT Plymouth.


About the Job:

As the Maintenance Operations Supervisor, you will be responsible for supervising various highway specialty areas (e.g. bridge, heavy equipment, maintenance, facilities etc.). In this position, you will be responsible for managing staff and participating in preventive maintenance and/or maintenance repair work of roads, bridges, traffic markings, heavy equipment, buildings, grounds, etc. You will offer direction to maintenance/facility staff for standard day-to-day operations, including prioritization of work assignments and making recommendations to work techniques. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Comply with Indiana Department of Transport (INDOT)’s Safety Policy and Procedures. 
  • Assign work to units ensuring that the needed materials and equipment are available. 
  • Ensure the most effective utilization of personnel, time, and equipment for each task. 
  • Provide supervision to a unit or group of employees while explaining the purpose of the job and all the programs that affect the work.  
  • Oversee operation and maintenance ensuring that supervised employees accomplish the work orders by a scheduled finish date with minimal interruptions to the various operations. 
  • Support the Winter operations duties which include snow and ice removal. You will also help with the maintenance and troubleshooting of the District brine machines and application equipment. 
  • Assist with implementation/improvement of operational programs, procedures, and project planning. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   


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:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation. 
  • Must have valid Class A or Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) depending on the assigned duties or ability to obtain within 90 days. 
  • Specialized knowledge of highway principles, practices, methods, standards, and techniques relative to maintenance and repair of highway bridges, roads, heavy and general equipment, traffic markings etc. 
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in all phases of maintenance development. 
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, safety precautions, and regulations, compliance requirements as they relate to maintenance of bridge, traffic markings, highways, and equipment. 
  • Supervisory experience of multiple employees, minimum of one (1) year. 
  • Required to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of employment. 
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in transportation operations. 
  • General knowledge of welding, repairing, and general maintenance of equipment. 
  • Ability to properly schedule employee hours and coordinate trucks and materials needed during winter operations. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 


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: 

  • 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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