Highway Maintenance Operator

Hennepin County
Full Time $58,569 - $65,165 Per year MN Hennepin County Department Of Transportation, 8743 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369, United States


Hennepin County's Transportation Operations department is seeking a permanent, year-around Highway Maintenance Operator. This position will be responsible for preserving and maintaining the county's road systems through a regular highway maintenance program to ensure safe and convenient use of the county's highway system by the traveling public. This position includes snow and ice removal, bituminous overlay, milling operations, crack sealing, tree and brush removal, concrete repair, and drainage.

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Location and hours:

This position will be located at the Public Works Facility at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, Minnesota, 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility. Work hours for the summer are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4 days a week, and work hours in the winter are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime may be required. Availability to work various shifts is required including days, evenings, overnights, holidays, and weekend hours.

About this position type:

This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.

This position is internally classified as a Highway Maintenance Operator.


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In this position, you will:
  • Work with traffic control for work zones; layout of traffic control signs, coning in the work zone, and flagging operations following the Minnesota MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) field manual.
  • Operate a variety of equipment in hauling, spreading, or applying road materials.
  • Assist with construction resurfacing, rubbish hauling, and repair operations.
  • Perform ice and snow control with designated equipment including snowplows.
  • Rake and spread asphalt, patch streets, and seal pavement joints.

Need to have:
  • One or more years of experience in one of the following:
    • Road construction and/or road maintenance.
    • Operation of a commercial motor vehicle over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).
    • Operation and maintenance of farm equipment.
    • Building and heavy construction industry.
  • Valid Class B driver's license with air brake endorsement. A valid Class A driver's license with a fifth wheel hitch qualification, air brake, and tanker endorsements must be obtained within one year of employment.
  • Ability to obtain a .
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Nice to have:
  • Experience: 
    • Working in a government public works agency.
    • Working as part of a team or work group.
    • Operating a snowplow.
  • Knowledge of: 
    • Safe operation of equipment used in roadway maintenance.
    • Safe and proper use of various hand and power tools.
  • Ability to:
    • Follow verbal and written directions.
    • Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in all types of weather conditions.
    • Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment in the field.
    • Interact effectively and tactfully with the public, supervisors, and peers.

About the department:
We envision a Transportation Department whose members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality county highway system. We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration and the responsible use of resources.

About Hennepin County: 
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at (log in as Guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Fahad Mansoor