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Highway Technician Assistant I

Company: State of Kentucky
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of our customers. Our focus is on people: our customers, our employees, and our partners. We will continually improve both the delivery of our products and services and the processes that support that delivery to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound, and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.

By joining our Warren County Structures Unit as a Highway Technician Assistant I in Warren County, you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of classroom and in-field trainings to allow for continued education to become specialized in road and construction maintenance operations.

Holders of the Highway Technician Assistant I position will complete tasks such as:

  • Hauling materials to and from job sites.
  • Operating dump trucks with snowplow and salt spreader to work in the winter months.
  • Operating a tractor-type mowing machine, assist in brush cutting, and use chemical sprayers.
  • Learning and assisting with basic surveying activities on construction projects.
  • Flagging for operations requiring traffic control.

Holders of this job will obtain the following skills:

  • Experience working on rough terrain and in changing climates.
  • Experience in equipment operations for road maintenance.
  • Experience completing shift or on-call schedules.
  • Experience in equipment operations for road maintenance.

Desired candidates possess the following skills or experience applicable to the position:

  • Basic equipment operating experience.
  • Basic maintenance or construction experience.
  • Experience preforming preventative maintenance on vehicles or equipment.

Must possess a valid driver's license, some travel will be required for professional trainings, incumbents in this job title must possess the ability to work sit, stoop and bend. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Must be able to respond to emergencies.

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a culture of employee involvement, where teamwork is the norm and measurement of performance is essential, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is for you!

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: High school graduate.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Employee in this classification must furnish the agency's appointing authority within 12 months of appointment into this class documentation that he or she holds a valid Class A commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement. Within one year of employment in this job classification, the employee must complete First Aid and Snow and Ice Training and must possess Traffic Control/Flagger and OSHA 10 Certifications or equivalent. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials.

Working Conditions

Incumbents in this job title typically perform their work at a highway maintenance facility or section office, at work sites throughout the assigned work area and when necessary, district wide. Incumbent will be exposed to risks inherent to working with large equipment and machines involved with road construction. Must be able to work extended hours and be outside during inclement weather.

Probationary Period

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Ann Baird at Anna.Baird@ky.gov or 270-746-7898.

Keywords: State of Kentucky, Bowling Green , Highway Technician Assistant I, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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