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Highway Maintenance Worker

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Location: Smock
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Highway Maintenance WorkerInterested candidates must apply to the Highway Maintenance Worker posting by visiting careers.paturnpike.com by September 28, 2022.Posting Start Date:September 15, 2022Posting End Date:September 28, 2022Position Number:80003117Union:Local 250FLSA Status:HourlyDepartment:MaintenancePay Grade:PR62AHourly Rate:$24.15 Employment Type:Full TimeBuilding Location:Searights MaintenanceBuilding Street:Upper Middletown RdBuilding City:SmockBuilding State:Pennsylvania (US-PA)Building Zip Code:15480 The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as "America's First Superhighway"! Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce. The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year. Together, we are building the highway of the future. Job Purpose and SummaryThis is skilled manual work in performing a variety of roadway maintenance activities. Assigned work requires the operation of a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment, an emergency response vehicle, small mechanically operated equipment and hand tools. An employee in this classification is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of motor equipment for performing standard or routine work in the maintenance of roadway infrastructures, facilities, grounds and various types of automotive equipment. This position is also responsible for responding to accidents/incidents for traffic control, repairing property damage and/or providing assistance to customers. Section operations may be scheduled on a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week basis. In this case, employees would select their shift assignment (line) based on seniority from a pre-established, defined workweek, including non-daylight schedules. Employees normally receive instructions at the start of an assignment and are expected to carry them out in accordance with accepted practices and procedures. A supervisor makes periodic inspections during progress and upon completion of work. Essential Functions & ResponsibilitiesOperates a variety of heavy and/or light-duty construction and maintenance equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, excavators, rollers, graders, backhoes, loaders, paint machines, tractor-trailer combinations, highway cleaning equipment, bridge inspection cranes, various trucks and other assigned equipment. Operates and maintains the emergency response vehicles and equipment when assigned. Responds to accidents/incidents. Assists with traffic control, removes debris from the roadway, provides customer assistance, patrols the highway and repairs property damage.Performs manual labor in assigned projects/activities.Locates and corrects defects in construction and maintenance equipment.Performs routine preventive vehicle/equipment maintenance tasks and assists mechanics in repairs of all types.Operates PTC radio systems and telephones, receiving and relaying calls/messages. Performs routine clerical tasks as assigned.Assists with the receipt, maintenance and disposal of supplies/inventory, off-loading deliveries, moving inventory, picking up parts/supplies at vendors and transporting supplies from one maintenance location to another.Performs other related duties as assigned.QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent certification.Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license (CDL)ORPossess a valid Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) with a Class A learner's permit. Must pass the Class A CDL road test by the end of their trial period (current employees) or probationary period (new hires).The incumbent must possess an N or X endorsement on their CDL or permit to authorize them to operate tank vehicles.The incumbent may not have any of the following restrictions on their CDL or permit:E - Prohibits the operation of manual transmission commercial vehiclesK - Restricts the driver to intrastate driving. Applicable for employment at Trevose, Homewood and Searights locations only.L or Z - Prohibits driving a commercial vehicle equipped with airbrakesO - Prohibits the driver from driving a truck tractor/semi-trailer combinationMust possess a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (DOT Physical Card).One (1) year experience operating a variety of construction or maintenance equipment. Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentMust possess sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift heavy objects repeatedly and to perform sustained manual labor under adverse weather conditions. Physical capability of appropriately standing, stooping, walking, lifting up to 75 pounds and carrying heavy tools and equipment when necessary. Position may demand stamina to work long hours, occasionally in emergency situations, adverse weather conditions or extended work assignments. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment necessary for safely performing assigned maintenance activities. Exposure to adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. Works in extreme weather conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions. BenefitsEmployees will be offered an exceptional benefits package which includes comprehensive medical and prescription coverage, with minimal employee contribution, for employee, spouse and/or eligible dependents. A range of retirement plan options are offered through the Pennsylvania State Retirement System (SERS). Dental and vision coverage are also offered through the Local Teamsters Union. In addition, leave programs, tuition reimbursement and employee assistance program are available toemployees. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Keywords: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pittsburgh , Highway Maintenance Worker, Professions , Smock, Pennsylvania

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