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General Transportation Tech III​/Roadway Maintenance

Job in Kingsville - Kleberg County - TX Texas - USA
Company: Texas Department of Transportation
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-06-17
Job specializations:
  • Construction
    Road Construction, Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Skilled Labor/Trades
    Journeyman, Heavy Equipment Operator
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  General Transportation Tech III (Roadway Maintenance)

General Description

Performs highly complex transportation operations or maintenance support work such as construction, contract maintenance, and/or material and process inspection; roadway maintenance and repair; operates light and heavy equipment; preventative and minor maintenance on equipment; traffic control; helping the public during emergency situations; and training other employees. Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:

  • Serves as the only inspector on a small project.
  • Assists with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic.
  • Identifies, analyzes and implements solutions for complex maintenance problems.
  • Inspects construction and routine and non-routine contract maintenance methods and workmanship to ensure contractors build and maintain roadways, bridges, traffic signals and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Maintains construction project records and bridge inspection records; processes related paperwork; reviews files for compliance with the bridge inspection Manual of Procedures.
  • Maintains highways and rights-of-way; performs highly-skilled roadway repairs; erects and repairs guard rails, highway markers and signs; hauls materials and equipment to job sites.
  • Move/picks up litter and roadway debris.
  • Operates complex heavy equipment such as a motor grader, large gradall, heavy bulldozer, crane, herbicide truck, heavy asphalt paving machine, self-propelled asphalt distributor and profiling/milling machine.
  • Operates light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper and mower.
  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment and completes various required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms and PMI.
  • Sands or cleans bridges and roads, posts warning signs, helps the public and performs other work as directed during emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, accidents and hazardous material spills.
  • Trains other employees.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
  • Physical Requirements

    Physical Requirements

  • Subject to outside environmental conditions; no effective weather protection
  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Subject to extreme cold and heat; below 32 and/or above 100 degrees for more than one hour
  • Subject to noise
  • Subject to vibration
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions-fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation
  • Required to wear protective gear-respirator, hard hat, or other device
  • Medium work: Lift up to 50 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 25 lbs
  • Climbing - ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffoldings, ramps, etc
  • Stooping-bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist
  • Kneeling-bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee(s)
  • Crouching-bending body downward and forward by bending leg(s) and spine
  • Reaching-extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing-prolonged periods of time
  • Walking-moving on foot to accomplish tasks: long distance/from one work site to another
  • Pushing-using upper extremities to press against object with force to move in a direction
  • Pulling-using upper extremities to exert force moving objects in a sustained motion
  • Lifting-raising objects from lower to higher position/horizontally to a different position
  • Fingering-picking, pinching, typing; working primarily with fingers rather than whole hand
  • Hearing-perceive sound at normal speaking levels;receive information by oral communication
  • Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
  • Visual Acuity-determine work quality/make general observations of facilities/structures
  • Competencies

    The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work
  • Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements
  • Plan review methods, processes and procedures
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Materials used in highway/bridge construction and maintenance
  • Surveying/mapping methods, materials and publication procedures
  • Applicable surveying procedures, standards and instruments
  • The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external
  • Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations
  • Using basic mathematical fundamentals
  • Using surveying tools, equipment and instruments
  • Prioritizing and organizing work assignments
  • Preparing and maintaining confidential and sensitive records, files and reports
  • Using computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
  • The use of applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade
  • Using of light and heavy highway equipment
  • The use of applicable electronic test equipment
  • Maintaining a safe working relationship
  • Education

    This job requires the following:

  • None in formal education
  • Work Experience

    This job requires the following:

  • 3 years in transportation engineering support, roadway maintenance, construction inspection, or related work experience.
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • Related technical training or education from an accredited institution may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
  • Licenses and Certifications

    The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Safety Impact Certificate*
  • Commercial Driver Certificate*
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License at time of hire
  • * Safety Impact and Commercial Drivers certifications will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

    Other Conditions:

  • This is a Safety Impact position (Safety Impact and Commercial Driver) and will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Conditions of Employment

    Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

    Additional Conditions for this position:

  • Safety Impact and Commercial Drivers certifications will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
  • Must be able to get N Endorsement within 120 days of hire.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Required to work other than 8 to 5.
  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
  • Report for call outs with 45 minutes of notification
  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
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