Title: Maintenance Operator
Hiring Range: $40,000-64,000
Agency: VA Dept of Transportation
Location: Lorton/Mt. Vernon AHQ
Agency Website: https://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/default.asp
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
As a Maintenance Operator, you will:
• respond to emergency roadway and severe weather events to prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous road conditions
• attend work zone training, prepare work zones and perform traffic control
• demonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, make suggestions for improvement, wear proper personal protection equipment, maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and use equipment properly and safely
• participate as a working team member performing manual labor including, clearing drainage, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and fulfilling tasks required to complete road maintenance projects
• complete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance and operate power tools and light to heavy equipment.
VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.
Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting up to 50 lbs.
Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter.
Demonstrated experience in equipment operation comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activities .
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to work in inclement weather and to respond to accidents, and emergency/disaster response, etc. during/after normal work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Valid CDL or CDL Permit.
Experience with heavy manual labor and heavy equipment operation.
Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs.
Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident response and clean-up.
High school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.
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All candidates selected for an interview may be required to perform a skills demonstration as part of the interview process.
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.
All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.
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.
Name: Danielle Rayner
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.
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