Highway Maintenance Worker I/2 Small Equipment Operator


Job title: Highway Maintenance Worker I/2 Small Equipment Operator

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Under direct supervision, assists in the performance of a wide variety of maintenance activities in the construction, repair, and preservation of roads and bridges on the state highway system. May operate standard motorized equipment used in the construction and maintenance of highways of the movement of materials and supplies used to perform these maintenance activities on a County Maintenance Work Request/Patching Crew. Operates 5 yard standard dump truck and flatbed truck for hauling materials such as asphalt, limestone, dirt, soil, cement, pipe, construction materials and debris. Operates small equipment such as brush chipper, steel wheel and pneumatic rollers, broom sweepers, trailer mounted pipe washers in conjunction with highway and bridge maintenance operations, and standard dump truck with snow plow attachment and sand spreader or brine sprayer applicator for removal of snow and ice from highways and bridges. Performs duties using manual labor in such maintenance tasks as clearing of right-of-ways; installing, repairing, and maintaining flat sheet signs, sign assemblies, and sign foundation; performing vegetation management to improve visibility of signage; cleaning drainage ditches and pipes, repairing shoulders; patching potholes, making base repairs; and paving driveways. Flags traffic during road repairs to control flow of traffic to protect workers, general public and equipment. Removes litter, debris and dead animals form roadway and rights-of-way. Operates heavier equipment such as front-end loaders, belt loaders, tractor with ditcher, specialized mowers, trailer mounted injection patcher and backhoes with various levels of formal and informal training. Conducts and documents pre-trip equipment /vehicle inspection in accordance with the Department’s most current rules, policies and procedures for fleet safety. Operates and maintains electric/gas powered tools in various phases of roadway maintenance. Assists in emergency or inclement weather operations and supporting on-call personnel. May include being available for extended hours or extended shift operations. Performs other related duties as assigned.

There are no minimum training or experience requirements for this classification. Necessary Special Requirement: Requires attainment of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License within six (6) months of placement in the position. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required upon entry to position.

NonDiscrimination Statement:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is committed to a diverse workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Expected salary: $29120 – 36319 per year

Location: Lancaster County, SC

Job date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:34:52 GMT

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