Maintenance Operator
State of Virginia
 Williamsburg, VA
  • This recruitment is for the Williamsburg Residency to included Croaker, Seaford, Williamsburg, and Surry Area Headquarters. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.
  • Interested in building your career in highway maintenance and construction? VDOT is seeking highly motivated individuals with solid experience operating equipment (dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor w/attachments, etc.) and performing manual labor to join our highway maintenance team. *Maintenance Operators* set up work zones, perform traffic control, cut brush, clean ditches and pipes, repair roadways, plow snow, and perform preventive maintenance and basic repairs on highway equipment and hand/power tools. Performs emergency roadway operations as an essential employee during snow/severe weather and other emergency events. Must be willing to work outside of normal work hours during emergency conditions. Core responsibilities include: Equipment Operations - Operate and maintain light, medium and heavy-duty highway equipment to perform maintenance and construction related work tasks. Job Safety - Determine and demonstrate proper work site protection techniques. Identify workplace safety hazards and make suggestions for improvement. Wear proper personal protection equipment. Maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and procedures (OSHA and VOSHA, etc.). Use equipment properly and safely. Apply MUTCD for detours, lane closures, work zones, etc. Maintain clean, orderly, and safe work environment. Follow VDOT safety regulations and practices. Emergency Operations - Prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal or other types of emergency operations. Clear roadways of snow, ice and debris, and clean up after accidents. Provide traffic control. Preventative Maintenance - Perform maintenance repair, replacement and preventive maintenance. Complete pre-trip inspections for any vehicle or equipment operated. Manual Labor - Participate as a working member of the crew to complete projects and accomplish objectives. Perform manual labor and other maintenance tasks as needed for project completion. At VDOT, we work collaboratively, communicate effectively, serve customers with excellence and value nimble learning and differences to do our best and achieve a high performance culture. We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics and encourage all who wish to apply to review them. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability Program, a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, etc. For more information about our benefits, click Here .

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures. Ability to operate and maintain equipment comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activities. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill in the operation and preventive maintenance of handheld and power tools. Skill in the operation and maintenance of light, medium, and heavy duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair. Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 6 months of employment and maintain thereafter. Must comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment. Ability to work inclement weather, accidents, and emergency/disaster response, etc. during/after normal work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. Safety shoes required.

Preferred Qualifications

Valid CDL with appropriate endorsements. Experience performing heavy manual labor and equipment operation such as dump trucks, tractors, loaders, etc.) . Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs. Familiarity with methods and materials used in highway maintenance. Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident clean-up. High school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education. Flagging certification.

Special Requirements

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo: References and verification of work history, DMV Records Check, pre-employment physical and drug screen, fingerprint-based criminal history records check. This position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense. Applicants selected for interview will be required to perform a skills demonstration during interview process.