Highway Maintenance Worker

Salary – $25.34 – $27.36 Hourly
Location – 1820 S. Hickory St., WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Highway
Job Number – 0303HWY2023
Closing – 3/24/2023 4:30 PM Central


The Highway Department is responsible for both County and State Highway Maintenance which requires individuals to be on call 24 hours/7 days a week when available including holidays. Possession of a valid Wisconsin commercial driver’s license (CDL) with Class A, B, & D with Endorsements N (Tanker), is required.  As well as the ability to legally operate CMV’s with Air Brakes, Manual Transmissions, Tractor/Trailers and Tank Cargo (No restrictions such as L, Z, E, or O) is a prerequisite for employment. Previous paid work experience involving manual labor, concrete work, asphalt work, operating dump trucks and heavy equipment, as well as demonstrated familiarity and skill in use of a variety of hand and power tools is preferred. A pre-employment drug and on-going random drug and alcohol-testing program are in effect. Only online applications will be accepted.  

Position Purpose

Under general supervision, Highway Maintenance Workers perform general unskilled and skilled labor involving the maintenance and construction of highways, bridges, and related facilities. Examples of Duties

Key Responsibilities
The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Operates equipment such as dump trucks, sweepers, tractors/mowers, trailers, loaders, rollers, etc.
  • Performs labor work, shovels, erects and removes snow fences, etc.  Picks up litter and debris; works independently or with a work crew.
  • Maintains, cleans, and washes equipment, vehicles, and facilities.
  • Services: change oil, grease, and fuel; and may make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, works with the mechanics as necessary.
  • Completes and submits accurate and legible records of time, location, materials, and equipment used on each project.
  • Follows safety rules and guidelines as established by, but not limited to County and/or State/Federal law.
  • Plows snow from highways, applying chlorides and abrasives as necessary per guidelines of Management.
  • Maintains grounds adjacent to highway facilities, planting, weed control, cutting grass, landscaping, etc.
  • Operates a variety of equipment and tools used to maintain highway and infra structure.
  • Performs hand labor intensive work which can include crack filling, pot hole repair, brush and tree cutting and chipping, flagging, weed whacking, concrete cutting, air hammering, etc.

Typical Qualifications

Education/Certifications/Experience Requirements

  • Graduate from high school or G.E.D. preferred.  
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A, B, C, D with endorsement N (Tanker) is required.  As well as the ability to legally operate CMV’s with Air Brakes, Manual Transmissions, Tractor/Trailers and Tank Cargo (No restrictions such as L, Z, E, or O)
  • Or, any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required variety of highway maintenance work. 
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Required or Preferred Skills
   •Knowledge of and ability to operate and maintain variety of vehicles, trucks (tri-axle, quad axle, 5 yard, etc), tractors, mowers and light equipment.
   •Knowledge or ability to perform highway maintenance including manual labor, tree and brush removal, crack filling, pot hole repair, asphalt installation, concrete installation, sign repair, line striping, flagging, landscaping, culvert installation and maintenance, plowing, debris pickup, cleaning, etc.
   •Ability to operate variety of hand tools including shovels, rakes, brooms, chain saws, weed whackers, chop saws, concrete saws, drills, etc.
   •Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in equipment operation.
   •Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, under traffic and cope with distracting vibrations, fumes, dust, extended hours, holidays, etc.
   •Ability to organize and maintain accurate and complete time cards.
   •Demonstrated ability to comply with appropriate safety regulations.
   •Ability to work semi-independently making sound decisions using good judgment.
   •Ability to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers, county officials and officers, general public, etc.
   •Ability to budget time and schedule work to efficiently complete tasks.
   •Ability to organize and schedule work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.
   •Ability to walk, bend, stoop, lift, carry; push, pull, and otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds occasionally, understanding and utilizing proper body mechanics.
   •Be interested in developing expertise in operation of various heavy equipment, including dozers, motor graders, excavators, gradall, paver, etc.
   •Willing to be assigned out of the various garages throughout Fond du Lac County.  
   •Willing to work overtime as needed and be within ¾ hour (45 minutes) from Fond du Lac County Highway Garage assigned.

Essential Physical and Mental Demands
    1. Stand/walk:  Ability to transverse different grades, in variable and extreme weather conditions for extended time frames and work within live traffic.
    2. Sit (driving/operating equipment):  Ability to operate trucks and equipment in variable and extreme weather conditions for extended time frames.  
    3. Lift/carry up to 75 lbs. floor to 3’7″ (3’7″ height of pickup truck bed) 
    4. Push/pull 
    5. Climbing (on/off equipment) 
    6. Stooping 
    7. Kneeling 
    8. Bending 
    9. Crawling 
    10. Reaching: high/low level 
    11. Finger movement-repetitive 
    12. Repetitive twisting/pressure with wrist or hands 
    13. Both hands required 
    14. Both legs required 
    15. Ability to communicate verbally 
    16. Visual requirements for operator moving machinery/vehicles
    17.  Hearing requirements for being able to respond to equipment and radio communication.  


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