004MB2 - Highway Technician 2 District Operator - #604655

State of Indiana

Date: 11/26/2021 01:00 AM

City: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About the Job:

As a Highway Technician, you will perform general highway maintenance duties that keep Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) assets in good working condition to ensure customer satisfaction. As a Highway Technician you may serve in various highway specialty areas like bridge, highway, facilities, construction etc. You will operate equipment, perform physical activities, conduct testing, inspection, surveys, and report project data depending on the job assignment. You will perform snow and ice removal and other winter operations duties as required. A CDL is required for this position.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Comply with all Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) safety policies and procedures.
  • Operate basic highway maintenance/ traffic equipment to maintain, repair and clean highways and rights-of-way.
  • Perform winter operations duties including snow and ice removal.
  • Perform emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, bridge closures, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades.
  • Perform regular inspections and routine equipment maintenance such as: minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections.
  • Perform job documentation tasks such as entry into the Work Management System (WMS).
  • Maintain, repair and install traffic signs, route markers, pavement markings, etc.
  • Coordinate work assigned by the Supervisor ensuring that the needed materials and equipment are available.
  • Communicate and provide feedback on employee issues to the Supervisor.

These additional duties may be performed depending on the job assignment:

Asset Inspector:

  • Perform a visual and physical inspection of INDOT owned and maintained assets to evaluate maintenance needs and assign condition rating.
  • Operate inspection equipment to determine location, condition rating, and operation of small culvert assets.

Bridge Maintenance & Repair Specialist

  • Operate basic highway maintenance equipment, specialized bridge repair and inspection equipment for maintenance, repair, and inspection of bridge structures.
  • Investigate complaints related to bridges and large culverts and coordinate to ensure follow up action is taken.

Contracts Inspector:

  • Perform inspections activities and complete the related paperwork on all maintenance contracts.

Heavy Equipment Operator:

  • Operate various types of heavy and specialized equipment to include, but not limited to; Gradall, Backhoes, Dozers, Vactors, Sweepers, SewerJets, Loaders, Skidsteers, Ag-spreaders, Pavers, Rollers, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of light and heavy equipment and hand tools (e.g., dump truck, grader, forklift, tractor-trailer, chain saw).


  • Operate, calibrate and set application rates for all the different types of herbicide and pesticide equipment that will be used on a routine basis. Must maintain appropriate record of all application data. .
  • Serve as an independent chemical applicator and undertake landscape projects throughout the District.

Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) Coordinator:

  • Drive Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) bus or other vehicle to transport DOC to and from work locations.
  • Oversee and coordinate the work with DOC offenders.

Shared workforce:

  • May support construction project ensuring compliance with contracts and quality of work being performed.
  • Perform sampling procedures for different types of materials.
  • May perform and/or assist in aggregate testing and other types of testing such as Indiana Test Methods (ITM).

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.
  • Pass and submit to a drug test as a condition of employment.
  • General Knowledge of federal, state, and local highway guidelines, laws and regulations, principles, and practices for purposes of construction inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of highway.
  • Broad knowledge of Microsoft computer programs to include Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow technical documents.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather.

May need additional requirements depending on the assigned specialty:

Heavy Equipment Operator:

  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL Class A).
  • Six months training or 6 months experience in operation of heavy construction equipment


  • Must be able to obtain, and maintain, a Core Herbicide and Class 6 Herbicide license.

Shared workforce:

  • Must complete Certified Highway Technician Construction Courses or Highway Technician Testing Courses as applicable.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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