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Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2 - Buffalo, NY

Job Information

ID :
#25700930
# of Positions :
35
Minimum Education Level :
Unspecified
Experience Required :
none
License Required:
CDL A or B
Duration :
Full Time Seasonal
Shift :
First Shift (Day)
Hours per week:
40

Job Description

 
Highway Maintenance Worker
The Highway Maintenance Worker Series is designed to create skilled equipment operators who have the ability to operate a wide range of equipment.
The series is made up of four levels:

Trainee 1
Trainee 2
Worker 1
Worker 2

Generally, with exception of Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk Counties), employees are hired at the Trainee 2 level, and advance to the Worker 1 level upon completion of the traineeship. Beyond the Worker 2 level, there are opportunities for advancement to supervisory titles.

Highway Maintenance Workers and Trainees are stationed in 60 Transportation Maintenance Residencies located throughout New York State.

The entry level position of Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1 is only available in our downstate Region 10 locations in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Click here for more information about DOT Regions. Region 11 locations in the Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties do not employ Highway Maintenance Workers; please contact the New York City Department of Transportation for information.

View our detailed brochure here, to read about these positions.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER 1

Duties:
As a Worker 1, you may routinely operate a variety of maintenance and construction equipment. You may perform physical maintenance work and you may also operate equipment such as the hydraulic excavator, grader, bulldozer, paver or any of the more complex equipment. In addition to the equipment operation duties, you may also perform maintenance activities such as mounting and dismounting plows, wings and spreaders; changing oil and various filters; and doing other preventive maintenance tasks or making appropriate repairs on the equipment.

During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours.

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful Completion of Traineeship requirements, OR
One year of experience in the operation of highway construction, maintenance equipment or other vehicles in excess of 26,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating with air brakes and manual transmission, AND;
Possession of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License with DOT-specified endorsements, AND;
Two NYSDOT equipment operation certifications, in addition to the following three specific certifications: heavy dump truck, one person plowing with single or double wing, and front-end loader.

TRAINEE 2

Duties:
As a Trainee 2, you will be trained and evaluated on several pieces of equipment essential to the Transportation Maintenance program such as the front end loader and the heavy dump truck with plow, wing and spreader. You will be expected to perform productive work while you gain experience operating the equipment in an on-the-job training status. On a routine basis, you will be performing physical maintenance work, operating equipment such as a backhoe, widener, front end loader, large roller, stump grinder, post pounder or other mildly complex equipment. You may occasionally operate some of the more complex equipment if you are trained and certified.

During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours.

Upon completion of one year of satisfactory performance you will advance to the Worker 1 level.

Minimum Qualifications:
18 Years of age or older.
Pass the Department of Civil Service medical exam and Pre-employment drug test.
A valid, non-restricted Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with no airbrake restriction, considered to be in good standing by the Department of Transportation.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Certification on DOT heavy dump truck within two weeks after start of employment. (NOTE: If the candidates are not successful on the heavy dump, the general rule is that they will be terminated.)


TRAINEE 1

The entry level position of Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1 is only available in our downstate Region 10 locations in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Duties:
Your primary goal as a Trainee 1 is to obtain the Heavy Dump Truck Certification. Much of your time as a Trainee 1 will be spent in training, but you will also be involved in regular maintenance crew work. This work includes such tasks as flagging, picking up litter and doing other heavy physical labor activities. If trained and certified, you can be expected to operate equipment such as the tractor mower, fork lift, catch basin cleaner, sewer cleaner and patch roller. Again, you will be trained and certified by DOT to operate the equipment.

During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a two-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours.

Upon completion of one year of satisfactory performance you will advance to the Trainee 2 level.

Minimum Qualifications:
Hold a Class D Driver's license for use in New York State, and attainment of a CDL permit within three (3) months of appointment.
Pass the Department of Civil Service medical examination and drug test.
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

Appointees in Region 10 Hauppauge/Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), receive an additional $3,026 Downstate location pay differential

Trainee 1 starting salary is $33,865 + $3,026 Downstate location pay differential = $36,891 (Hourly Rate: $17.66).

Advance to Trainee 2 after successful completion of traineeship year one – Trainee 2 starting salary is $35,461 + $3,026 Downstate location pay differential = $38,487 (Hourly Rate: $18.43).

Trainee 2 starting salary is $32,325(Hourly Rate: $15.48).

In Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties, starting salary is $35,461 (Hourly Rate: $16.98), due to an Increased Hiring Salary under CSL Section 130.4 for this hiring season.

* Increased salary rates have been approved for various counties. Please inquire with the Administrative Services Director in the location you are applying for.

Salary after traineeship is $34,148 (Hourly Rate: $16.35)

In Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties, salary after traineeship is $37,178 (Hourly Rate: $17.80), due to an Increased Hiring Salary under CSL Section 130.4 for this hiring season.
Appointees in the Westchester, Rockland and Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk) area will receive an additional $3,026 Downstate location pay differential.

Appointees in the Mid-Hudson Valley area (Orange, Dutchess and Putnam) will receive an additional $1,513 Mid-Hudson location pay differential.

* Increased salary rates have been approved for various counties. Please inquire with the Administrative Services Director in the location you are applying for.

The Highway Maintenance Worker Traineeship is an approved program for GI Bill On-The-Job Training Benefits. Qualified Veterans or dependents may be eligible for an on-the-job stipend from the Veterans Administration.

Learn more about the Benefits and professional development offered for permanent employees.

Applications Accepted Continuously; appointments made throughout the year. To apply, complete the Application for employment.

Company Information

Name :
Description :
It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure our customers - those who live, work and travel in New York State -- have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232

Application Information

Online :
Email :
By Phone :
Call Human Resources - NYS Department of Transportation at (877) DOT-JOB1
Job Posting Entered On :
10/30/2018
Job Posting Expires On :
2/26/2019
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