Tuesday, September 13, 2022

MoDOT hiring Winter Weather Warriors statewide

MoDOT hiring Winter Weather Warriors statewide Maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator spots available.

Hot Missouri summers eventually give way to cold Missouri winters. When the snow starts falling, travelers in the Show-Me State depend on the Missouri Department of Transportation to keep the highways cleared. MoDOT, in turn, relies on a dedicated team of Winter Weather Warriors who can take on whatever the season delivers to keep Missouri moving.

Right now, MoDOT has several full-time maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open throughout the state.

Salaries start at $17.55 per hour, depending on level of experience and area of operation. This position is also eligible for an additional $3 to $6 per hour when working winter/emergency operations activities.

“It’s not just a winter job,” said Natalie Roark, MoDOT’s maintenance director. “Opportunities for year-round employment include mowing, striping and other maintenance functions to keep Missouri roads safe for all who travel on them.”

Full-time maintenance employment requirements:
18 years old.
High School Diploma or GED/HiSET.
Valid Driver's License.
Passing grade on the written portion of the commercial driver's license (CDL) exam prior to hire date.
Passing grade on the driving portion of the CDL exam with tanker endorsement, no air brake restrictions (Class B), within 60 days after being hired.
Successful completion of a work simulation examination and a medical-physical examination.
Pre-employment drug test and criminal background check (a misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment).

Emergency Maintenance Equipment Operator requirements:
18 years old.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with no air brake restrictions.
Pre-employment drug test and criminal background check (a misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment).

Full-time maintenance employees receive full training and a long list of other benefits including retirement, paid leave, medical, vision and dental insurance; and a culturally diverse workplace that is dedicated to safety and personal development.

“This is a great opportunity to start a new career with MoDOT,” Roark said. “We’re looking for service-oriented professionals who are interested in a career where they can make a difference in the lives everyone who travels in our state,”

To learn more about this opportunity, or to apply online, go to www.modot.org/careers.

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