Montana Department of Transportation

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Heavy Equipment Operator/Highway Maintenance Technician

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Requires contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. detailed job description

Heavy Equipment Operator/Highway Maintenance Technician

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Requires contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. detailed job description

Temporary Administrative Assistant

The Maintenance Division provides for repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways, secondary highways, and the various signs and structures within the highway right-of-way. This includes winter plowing and sanding, repairs to the state and secondary highway systems, responding to natural disasters, and the preservation and maintenance of all state maintained roadways, structures, rights-of-way, traffic control devices, buildings and other facilities, staff vehicles, and a fleet of highway maintenance equipment. Field Maintenance Bureaus are located in 10 geographic areas of the state and are generally headquartered in the largest city in the area. The bureaus ensure that necessary services are provided to enable the traveling public to move over the highways safely year-round. The bureaus are also responsible for coordinating cooperative agreements with counties for secondary highway maintenance responsibilities. detailed job description

Seasonal Drill Operator Technician

This position serves as a drill operator and conducts a variety of on-site drilling and sampling operations. Duties include operating specialized drilling equipment, gathering and preparing soil and rock samples, and maintaining and repairing drill machinery, equipment, tools, and vehicles. The position reports to the Drill Crew Chief and does not directly supervise other agency personnel. detailed job description

Heavy Equipment Operator / Highway Maintenance Technician *

  • 54173038
  • Band: BC7
  • Missoula
  • August 23, 2018

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Requires contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. detailed job description

Materials Lab Specialist

This position serves as a Materials Laboratory Specialist for the Physical Testing Section of the MDT Materials Bureau. The position is responsible for directing various materials testing processes to ensure the quality, consistency, and efficiency of materials lab operations, to ensure that materials comply with specifications, and to provide information and consultation for the development and application of materials and planning and conducting materials testing and analysis projects. The position is also responsible for the accuracy and consistency of testing and results for the cement, concrete, and soils materials laboratory’s in the Physical Testing Section. The position reports to the Concrete/Aggregate Supervisor. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician - Wolf Point *

  • 54191988
  • Band: 2
  • Wolf Point
  • August 24, 2018

MDT is currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Technicians for our construction team in Wolf Point. This position serves as a Field Project Technician with the District and is responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications. Duties include performing laboratory testing, collecting samples of a variety of materials, perform testing and determining procedures to follow based on the type of material sampled. This position is also responsible for assisting with staking and surveying logistics and performing a variety of other related duties as assigned. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Specialist - Wolf Point *

  • 54191928
  • Band: 5
  • Wolf Point
  • August 24, 2018

This position is responsible for conducting in-depth engineering and analysis, administer contracts, oversee projects and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through instruction on specific engineering objectives and direction and the incumbent determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge and skills. Completed work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab *

If you are looking for a job offering career advancement with a high school degree, MDT is recruiting for a technician position in Glendive and Wolf Point. This position serves as a Civil Engineering Technician within the District and is responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications. Duties include performing laboratory testing, collecting samples of a variety of materials, perform testing and determining procedures to follow based on the type of material sampled. Prepares samples for testing based on the type of material and procedures outlined in the manual. Conducts a wide variety of specialized testing procedures on materials to specifications at preconstruction and construction sites; sets up trailer and other site equipment, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure safety, accurate results, proper operation, cost containment and extended life. Performs other related work as assigned. detailed job description

CADD Specialist

This position serves as a CADD Systems Analyst within the Engineering Information Systems Section. The position is responsible for ongoing development and maintenance of CADD related systems, (MicroStation, Geopak, DocuPlot, Document Management System), including centralized, District, and end-user services. Major duties include system development and administration; training, research, and technical assistance; and performing a variety of other project-management and operational duties as assigned. This position does not directly supervise others. detailed job description

Administrative Assistant

  • 54155069
  • Band: 3
  • Great Falls
  • August 21, 2018

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a part-time Administrative Assistant in Great Falls. Work hours are 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and may occasionally fill in for absences. Responsibilities involve customer service, permitting, road reporting, emergency services and communications. Also provides accounts payable, procurement card transactions, accounts receivable and payroll support. detailed job description

District Traffic Engineer

  • 54155029
  • Band: 6
  • Great Falls
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Traffic Engineer in Great Falls. This position is responsible for developing traffic engineering designs, managing traffic engineering projects; and conducting advanced traffic and traffic control device engineering studies to resolve the safety problems or to enhance highway safety. The position provides advanced training, guidance, and technical assistance to engineers, district and field project personnel and consultants. A training assignment may be considered. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for details. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech - Plentywood

  • 54187020
  • Band: BC7
  • Plentywood
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, lawn mowing and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and does snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall functional operation of machines including preoperational checking, scheduled servicing, and adding fluids, and changing pins, cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. detailed job description

Assistant Bridge Inspector

  • 54191968
  • Band: 5
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The Glendive District is recruiting for an Assistant District Bridge Inspector. This position is responsible for assisting the District Bridge Inspection Manager in directing and overseeing bridge inspection and analysis projects throughout the District. Duties include project planning and management; providing administrative and technical oversight, quality assurances, and engineering expertise; assist in the management of the ongoing operations and activities of the work unit; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. detailed job description

Maintenance Crew Leader

  • 54179046
  • Band: BC12
  • Richey
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver in conjunction with supervisory duties as a crew leader while coordinating special maintenance projects such as: culvert placement and installation; landslide removal; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. Knowledge and understanding of the union contracts and environmental procedures. A working knowledge of the MUTCD, standard drawings and traffic control operations. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and striping projects. Plans and assigns on-site work procedures and instructs and monitors employees equipment operations and maintenance procedures; performs field inspections of utility and approach installations and monitors encroachments; inspects section to assess needs and informs supervisor of additional material, manpower or equipment needs; informs supervisor of any unusual problems; completes, analyzes and makes adjustments to maintenance management reports; computer knowledge to utilize the Remote Weather information sites, MMS, and e-mail. Assumes the Field Maintenance Supervisor A position on an as needed basis and performs all related work with this position. This position will be assigned to a remote section site (satellite) in Richey within the Circle section working independently and being removed from the day-to-day operations of the section headquarters. Performs related work as required. detailed job description

* this posting fills multiple positions... please see the vacancy for additional details