Highway Maintenance Technicians are responsible for maintaining local roads and streets in a given area, ensuring that requests for repairs are actioned and that all highways and footways are well maintained. Also, Technicians design highways maintenance schemes to cover resurfacing, drainage repairs and improvements to roads and footpaths, inspect roads to identify structural defects and safety issues, calculate costs of maintenance, analyze the impact maintenance work will have on the environment, investigate maintenance requests submitted by members of the public. To produce technical drawings and specifications, Technicians use CAD (computer-aided design) technology. Lastly, Highway Maintenance Technicians oversee practical maintenance of roads and streets, direct traffic during repair operations, perform roadside landscaping including clearing weeds and trimming trees, sweep debris from surfaces and structures, spread sand, asphalt, gravel, and clay, clean and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
Required Skills & Abilities
- Associate's degree in Highway Maintenance Management