Highway Maintenance Workers are responsible for preparing broken and eroding pavement on highways, rural, and municipal roads. The position includes repairing runways, rights-of-way, broken roads on highway, town, and city roads, detached or dented guardrails, clearing debris from roads, patching potholes, filling road washouts, and cleaning storm drains. Maintenance Workers are also responsible for operating machinery to dig up holes and pouring and smoothing out concrete, setting up cones and signs to alert motorists, painting dividing lines between traffic lanes, laying asphalt, patrolling roads for hazards, snow/ice conditions, and maintenance/repair needs, placing stop signs and speed limit signs along roads, installing and cleaning culverts, and flagging traffic to form detours around construction.
Heavy Equipment Technician I is the trainee level classification in the series. Incumbents assist Heavy Equipment Technician II’s in overhauling and repairing construction equipment, heavy and light trucks and automobiles, and independently perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment. Heavy Equipment Technician I’s receive on-the-job training in diagnosing mechanical defects and performing major repair work. Incumbents are expected to advance to the Heavy Equipment Mechanic II level after two years of service at the Heavy Equipment Mechanic I level.
Transit operators or drivers are responsible for the safe and efficient transport of passengers by operating transit vehicles and following traffic laws and applicable regulations. Transit commercial drivers operate buses or other revenue service vehicles to transport customers over routes with specified stops. The main objectives of a transit driver are to safely operate transit vehicles according to an established schedule and route, collect fares from passengers, perform inspections of vehicles before and after operation, and complete relevant incident report. Transit operators might also sometimes be required to assist senior passengers or passengers with disabilities aboard transit vehicles.
Commercial freight drivers operate trucks or tractor trailers to make deliveries or transport goods according to a schedule and assigned route. Freight drivers should operate a commercial vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, and they must do so in accordance with applicable laws for commercial vehicle operations. Freight operators might also be asked to determine the condition of the truck or vehicle before and after use and to report any issues.