The Road Technician position will perform general labor activities associated with the installation of various types of pavement markings. Driving and operating equipment are required. All work is performed outdoors, on all types of Michigan roadways. May use specialized equipment to place and remove pavement markings that are important for worker and public safety as well as project efficiency.
Some jobs are out of town that require overnight stays in hotels with Per Diem included. Must be willing to travel and stay away from home for multiple days.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Work on a team with others
- Driving and maneuvering in constricted areas
- Perform physical tasks such as pushing, pulling, lifting, peeling
- Traffic device placement and removal
- Possess effective communication skills
- A safety-conscious attitude
- Attention to detail
- Ability to read and use a tape measure
- Ability to use and apply basic math skills
- Possess a good sense of direction and ability to read a map
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting in vehicles operating on rough roads and on rough surfaces for long periods; walking on uneven and slippery surfaces for brief periods; repetitive motions including use of controls with hands and feet; climbing up steps and ladders to enter vehicles and to inspect vehicles; reaching to adjust and make minor repairs to equipment; use of both legs to operate controls on equipment and vehicles; manual dexterity to operate controls on equipment; strength to occasionally lift and carry containers and parts for equipment weighing in excess of 75 pounds; visual acuity sufficient to operate equipment in a variety of lighting conditions, including bright light, low light, and low visibility conditions; depth perception sufficient to maneuver equipment and to determine position of equipment components; and ability to hear changes in operation of motors and other equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone.
Work is subject to performance at both indoor and outside environments; outside work occurs on a frequent basis and requires exposure to dust, fumes, or high noise levels and extreme weather conditions, and frequent travel.