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Maintenance Operator

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Maintenance Operator

  • 494486
  • 815 GRAYSON AVENUE , COVINGTON, Virginia, United States, 24426
  • VA Dept of Transportation
  • Trades and Operations
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Maintenance Operator

Hiring Range: $33,005 - $53,633

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Covington AHQ

Agency Website: https://www.virginiadot.org/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Perform a combination of skilled equipment operations, preventive maintenance and manual labor tasks in roadway maintenance. Perform emergency roadway operations as an essential employee.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
• 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
• Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools.
• Safety shoes required.
• Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
• Skill in the operation and maintenance of light, medium, and heavy duty equipment used for
highway maintenance and repair.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident clean up.
• Valid CDL with appropriate endorsements.
• Experience in roadway maintenance and construction.
• Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs.

Special Instructions: 

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

VDOT is an emergency response agency, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations when services are needed.

NOTE: All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date. You cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. Effective February 7, 2022, new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require entry-level drivers (drivers who are seeking to take the skills test in order to obtain a CDL for the first time, upgrade their CDL to a Class A from a Class B, or take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement for the first time) to complete FMCSA- approved Entry-Level Driving (ELD) Training before the Department of Motor Vehicles can grant the requested CDL or endorsement. The course is comprised of 160 hours, on average, of training. VDOT is willing to assist with your enrollment in and payment for the course upon your acceptance of an ELD Training Tuition tenure and repayment agreement.

Contact Information:

Name: Michelle Small

Phone: 540-332-7794

Email: michelle.small@vdot.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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