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Highway Technician-Lafayette

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  303845

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906


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 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.


Note: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays/reimburses eligible employees for all eligible CDL expenses.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience. 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


This position is located at the Lafayette Unit.

About the Job:

The Crew Leader is responsible for the coordination of work crews performing general highway maintenance duties that keep INDOT assets in good working condition to ensure customer satisfaction. The Crew Leader provides direction to staff for standard day to day operations and coordinates with the Unit Foreman. Crew Leaders are also responsible to perform snow and ice removal and related maintenance duties by operation of snowplow and other winter operations duties as required. Traffic maintenance duties such as repairing and installing traffic signs and pavement markings are also required job duties for this position.

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

•    Complies with INDOT Safety Policy and Procedures
•    Coordinates work assigned by Unit Foreman ensuring that the needed materials and equipment are available
•    Ensures staff are completing work assignments as directed and reports problems to Unit Foreman
•    Ensures work conforms to appropriate procedures and policies
•    Provides feedback to Unit Foreman for performance management purposes
•    Communicates employee issues to Unit Foreman providing documentation as necessary
•    Operates basic highway maintenance and traffic equipment to maintain, repair and clean highways and rights-of-way
•    Moves and loads supplies and materials
•    Completes 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)
•    Provide assistance to public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays, etc.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

•    High school graduate or equivalent
•    Prior supervisory or managerial experience
•    Experience within highway maintenance, repair, and inspection
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license
•    Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days
•    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 follow directions and work as part of a team
•    General knowledge of highway principles, practices, methods, and techniques relative to the maintenance and repair of highway
•    Ability to apply highway principles and procedures as needed
•    Ability to independently lead and coordinate the work of a crew in the field

Supervisory Responsibilities/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) 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: Lafayette