PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program 2020

Commonwealth of PA | Multi-County, PA

Posted Date 12/18/2019
Description
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking hardworking individuals for employment from early April through October for the 2020 Summer Maintenance Program! If you enjoy working in an active, fast-paced environment with the potential for promotion into a permanent position, check out the various opportunities in the Summer Maintenance Program and apply today! 

Opportunities exist in most counties throughout the Commonwealth, however, based on operational needs, there may not be open positions for each job title in every county.

View PennDOT's District map to see where your home county lies.

Because most positions work outside, there may be instances when work will occur in adverse weather conditions.
College Student Summer Workers - $13.97 hourly
Assist in seasonal maintenance work, crash system input and analysis, and maintenance and custodial services at roadside rest facilities. Many students also perform laboring and flagging duties in maintenance organizations and at highway worksites.
  • Requirements:
    • Must be a high school graduate or college student enrolled (or intending to enroll) on a full-time basis in a 2- or 4- year post-secondary education program for the fall semester.
    • In good academic standing (as defined by a GPA of 2.0 or higher).
    • At least 18 years of age.
      • Special Requirement: Certain positions may require possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver's License. 
Highway Maintenance Workers - $13.97 hourly
Perform manual labor duties on highway maintenance and construction projects, assist permanent sign crews with tasks such as erecting and maintaining traffic signs and delineators, and related tasks at work sites along the highway. 
  • Requirements:
    • No previous experience or training required. 
    • Must have the ability to lift and move heavy objects of a reasonable weight.
Custodial Workers - $13.97 hourly
Provide custodial support within and outside roadside rest facilities.
  • Requirements:
    • Previous custodial and janitorial experience preferred, but not required.
Semi-Skilled Laborers - $15.74 hourly
Perform manual work in the construction and maintenance of various buildings, grounds, or public works projects.
  • Requirements:
    • One year of experience in laboring work including the use of tools and equipment used in maintenance or construction.
      • Special Requirement: Certain positions may require possession of a valid Class C Pennsylvania's Driver's License.
Drill Operators - $17.73 hourly
Assist in construction projects by operating drilling equipment used in surface/sub-surface exploration, ensuring that soil, pavement, and rock samples are properly lifted.  
  • Requirements:
    • Two years of experience in the operation of core and auger boring equipment or equivalent. 
      • Special Requirements: a valid PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Air Brake (L) restriction removed and successful operation of equipment with manual transmission.
Tunnel Maintainers - $20.44 hourly
Engage in tunnel maintenance, traffic control/monitoring, and incident management to ensure the efficient flow of traffic through tunnels and surrounding roadways.
  • Requirements:
    • Two years of experience in highway maintenance repair work, which includes six months experience in the operation of single-chassis trucks.
      • Special Requirements: a valid PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Air Brake (L) restriction removed and successful operation of equipment with manual transmission.
Equipment Operators A - $16.72 - $18.86 hourly, based on location
Perform a variety of manual work duties such as unloading trucks, cleaning culverts, erecting signs, repairing guide rails/barriers, cutting grass/brush, digging ditches, and assisting line painting crews.
  • Requirements:
    • Graduation from a CDL Training School; or
    • Two months of experience in the operation and maintenance of single-chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight of between 26,000 and 32,000 pounds or any combination unit over 26,000 pounds with a tow greater than or equal to a 10,000-pound trailer; or
    • Successful completion of PennDOT's Transportation Equipment Operator Trainee Program; or
    • An equivalent combination of experience and training. 
      • Preferred candidates have experience operating construction and maintenance equipment such as rollers, tractor-maintainers, and front-loaders or hi-lifts. 
    • All candidates will be subject to a driving skills test as part of the interview process. Most of these tests will be conducted in a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
    • All positions require employees to possess an active Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations by the first day of work.
      • Special Requirement: a valid PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Air Brake (L) Restriction removed.
Equipment Operators B - $17.73 - $20.44 hourly, based on location
Run construction and maintenance equipment such as backhoe, bulldozer, grader, rubber tire or steel wheel roller, assist mechanics in major repair to equipment, and perform unskilled manual work such as unloading trucks, guide rail and barrier repair, etc.
  • Requirements:
    • One year of experience in the operation of construction and maintenance equipment; or
    • One year of experience as a Transportation Equipment Operator A with the Commonwealth of PA; or
    • An equivalent combination of experience and training.
      • Preferred candidates should possess one year of experience in the operation of trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 32,001 or greater, and experience operating construction and maintenance equipment such as a backhoe, bulldozer, grader, roller, small paver, self-propelled road widener, conveyor loader, etc. 
    • All candidates will be subject to a driving skills test as part of the interview process. Most of these tests will be conducted in a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
    • All positions require employees to possess an active Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations by the first day of work.
      • Special Requirement: a valid PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Air Brake (L) Restriction removed.
Military members and recently-honorably discharged veterans who possess at least two years' experience in operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements may qualify for these opportunities based on meeting the Military Commercial Driver's License Skills Testing Waiver (DL-398 Form) as found on www.dmv.pa.gov.

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