Highway Maintenance Workers

Highway worker

Highway maintenance workers repair and maintain roads, highways, and bridges
Highway worker
Everyone hates a terribly paved road. Leard to build, repair, and maintain the vital infrastucture across the US!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. High Pay, 2. Good Work Environment, 3. Great Retirement Benefits

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Equipment Operator (EO), Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker, Highway Maintenance Technician, Highway Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Transportation Maintenance Operator, Transportation Maintenance Specialist (TMS), Transportation Worker

Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement and repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road, or plow snow from roadway.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Equipment Operator (EO), Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker, Highway Maintenance Technician, Highway Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Transportation Maintenance Operator, Transportation Maintenance Specialist (TMS), Transportation Worker
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Your Typical Day:

  • Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic.
  • Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Drive trucks to transport crews and equipment to work sites.
  • Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Clean and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches, and other drain structures.
  • Drive heavy equipment and vehicles with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand.
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders.
  • Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
  • Remove litter and debris from roadways, including debris from rock and mud slides.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Direct vehicle traffic.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Install fencing or other barriers.
  • Remove debris or vegetation from work sites.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Operate equipment or vehicles to clear construction sites or move materials.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Compact materials to create level bases.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 81/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 63/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 57/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 55/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 51/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 50/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 50/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 49/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 47/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 45/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Mowers
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
  • Aggregate spreaders
  • Dump trucks
  • Bituminous material distributors
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Rollers
  • Paint sprayers
  • Scrubbing machines
  • Snowplow attachments
  • Front end loaders
  • Sprayers
  • All terrain cranes
  • Articulating boom lift
  • Delivery trucks
  • Pressure or steam cleaners
  • Paving breakers
  • Conventional truck cranes
  • Track excavators
  • Road pavers
  • Power saws
  • Low cab forward tractors
  • Barricades
  • Safety chains
  • Concrete mixers or plants
  • Agricultural tractors
  • Cargo trucks
  • Paving breaker tools or accessories
  • Graders
  • Scaffolding
  • Hammers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Earthmoving buckets or its parts or accessories
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Platform lift
  • Road rooters
  • Track bulldozers
  • Circuit tester
  • Hand held rock drills
  • Road wideners
  • Blades or tooth or other cutting edges
  • Hand sprayers
  • Post hole digger
  • Disks
  • Road surface heater planers
  • Wheel bulldozers
  • Weeders
  • Pneumatic hammer
  • Vibratory plates
  • Gas generators
  • Non temperature controlled tanker trailers
  • Lawnmowers
  • Mobile excavators
  • Hydraulic truck cranes
  • Burners
  • Axes
  • Minivans or vans
  • Concrete spreaders
  • Power chippers
  • Spot welding machine
  • Derricks
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Kettle exchangers
  • Lasers
  • Tampers
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Pneumatic sanding machines
  • Seeder attachment
  • Grouting machines
  • Scissor lift or lift table
  • Mud pumps
  • Wheel loaders
  • Bridge cranes
  • Water pumps
  • Two way radios
  • Water trucks
  • Machetes
  • Air compressors
  • Screwdrivers
  • Compactors
  • Snow blowers
  • Spades
  • Harrows
  • Rakes
  • Forklifts
  • Draglines
  • Impact wrenches
  • Shovels
  • Theodolites
  • Rock cutters
  • Pile drivers
  • Laser printers
  • Picks
  • Paint mixers
  • Chip Spreaders
  • Ditchers
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Desktop computers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Personal computers
  • Cold planers
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