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Maintenance Operator - Salem Residency Job Openings by Virginia Dept of Transportation in Salem

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Virginia Dept of Transportation Job Vacancies 2021

Detail of : Maintenance Operator Job Openings in Salem

VDOT’s Salem District (Salem Residency) has openings for maintenance operators which covers Hanging Rock, Southwest, Troutville, Buchanan, Eagle Rock and New Castle Area Headquarters. We are seeking individuals interested in joining our team who are able to operate power tools and heavy equipment (chain saws, trimming and chipping machines, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor w/ attachments) and perform manual labor. 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. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in Roanoke, Botetourt and Craig Counties. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please click here to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Click Here for additional information.
Minimum Qualifications You are minimally qualified if you have:
knowledge of related safety policies, procedures, and programs
knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, and methods
demonstrated experience in equipment operation comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activities
ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting up to 50 lbs
skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools
ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 6 months of employment and maintain thereafter
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

Preferred Qualifications Preferred qualifications include:
valid CDL and applicable endorsements
recent 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.
Flagger & Work Zone certification and recent applicable experience.

Special Requirements If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
Employment reference check and work history verification
DMV Records Check
Fingerprint-based criminal history records check

Additionally, required for CDL holders: Full Query drug and alcohol history in FMCSA Clearinghouse – Register at: FMCSA Clearinghouse.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
Federal DOT pre-employment physical

Position is designated as essential to emergency operations and will be required to work outside of normal work hours to insure the safety of the traveling public. This includes, but is not limited to, snow/ice, hurricanes and other natural or man-made disasters. Applicants selected for finalists will be required to perform an in person skills demonstration. This recruitment may be used to fill additional positions. This position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense.
Special Instructions to Applicants State applications will only be accepted as submitted online through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position. Multiple Transportation Operator Level II positions may be filled from this recruitment in the Salem Residency (Roanoke, Botetourt & Craig County locations). Should we be unsuccessful in filling all vacancies with applicants from the acquired talent pool with applicants qualified for Transportation Operator II level positions as advertised, we may use this recruitment’s applicant pool to fill additional positions at the Transportation Operator II APPRENTICE level, at the hiring range of $30,983 – $33,000. This recruitment may be used to fill part-time/wage positions (no benefits) in Salem Residency. These positions may work up to 1500 hours within the period May 1 to April 30. Transportation Operator II Wage (CDL) positions will have the salary range of $14.90 – $24.00. This recruitment may be used to fill Transportation Operator (TO I) Laborer level positions (Non CDL) at the salary range of $12.50 to $15.50 per hour.
Name Donna Graham
Phone 540-739-5342

Should you meet the qualifications required, please register and apply to Virginia Dept of Transportation website with link as follow :

Notes :
  • All applications will be treated confidentially.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be proceed on the next step.

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