Highway Maintenance Worker - Hiring Bonus!!
State of Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is offering up to a $2,500* hiring bonus to dedicated and hardworking team players interested in joining our highway maintenance and construction teams and who are willing and able to operate a snowplow! New hires who begin employment after November 7, 2022, and hold their CDL at the time of hire will receive a pro-rated bonus. New hires who obtain their CDL after hire are also eligible for a pro-rated bonus. If you don't already have your CDL, we'll provide free/paid training and support you every step of the way! Bonuses will be paid out in installments every pay period from November 2022 through April 2023.

Come join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans by building and maintaining a convenient, safe, and innovative statewide transportation system!

We reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, inviting teammates

Pay rate of $16.626 to start. Proficiency and certification in the operation of heavy highway maintenance equipment will result in eligibility for promotion to a Highway Maintenance Worker/Senior at $17.901 per hour.

Please reach out to Alexis Vlademar, Talent Acquisition Partner, at 402-525-2304, if you have questions or to learn more.

Apply today using our new quick apply process! Just attach your resume when prompted. No resume? Use the text box provided to tell us about your experience and qualifications.

Location: District 2, Omaha and surrounding areas
Examples of Work
• Operate trucks and other light equipment to complete highway maintenance work.
• Operate heavy equipment to maintain highways and highway right of ways.
• Operate post drivers for the installation of signs, fences, and guardrails and other hand held power and manual tools.
• Perform manual labor for concrete and bituminous patching and sealing of cracks in highways and structures.
• Perform varied maintenance functions such as spot patching.
• Manually provide highway traffic control for construction and maintenance projects according to safety procedures.
• Complete routine and general maintenance and mechanic repair on equipment.
• Repair highway signs.
• Perform snow removal.
• Load and unload materials and supplies.
• Operate heavy highway maintenance equipment.
• May apply chemicals of selective and non-selective herbicides spray to highway right of way.
• Possibility of working night shift from April 15 through October.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIRED: Must be at least 18 years of age, and possess a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment or farming background. A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement. Basic computer experience.

OTHER: A valid Class A Commercial Drivers license with tanker endorsement is required within 6 months of employment. Required training and costs associated with obtaining the CDL will be paid for by the Department. Must be a safe worker that is team oriented. Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to safely move, drag, lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance); climb, bend or stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively.

Must be able to report to work for snow and other highway emergencies within 45 minutes under normal driving conditions and be placed in an "on-call" status.

* Bonus amounts will be pro-rated for teammates hired on or after November 7, 2022, and for teammates hired without a CDL.

NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience to apply.

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