Highway Maintenance Tech

Job Title
Highway Maintenance Technician
Company or Organization
Dodge County Highway Department
211 E. Center Street – Juneau, WI
Job Description

Status: Full Time, Non Exempt

Starting Wage Range (2020): $21.18/hr. – $22.89/hr.

Application Review Date: February 10, 2020

Position Open Until Filled



Ability to earn compensatory time resulting in more flexible schedules
Summer Hours: Four – Ten hour days (Monday – Thursday) with a three day weekend
Summer Hrs. – Straight 10 hr. days w/2-paid 15 minute breaks
Winter Hrs. – Straight 8 hr. days w/2-paid 10 minute breaks
Supplemental Pay
$1.00/hr. for working on 65 mph road
$1.50/hr. for operating E1 equipment
$2.00/hr. for performing as a lead
$50.00/pay period for Winter on-call(seasonal)
Shoe reimbursement allowance
Prescription safety glasses reimbursement

Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Flex spending, deferred compensation, paid vacation, paid sick, and ten observed holidays.


Under the general direction of the Superintendents, primarily responsible for maintenance, construction and repair of highways, bridges, and associated right-of-ways. Performs manual labor. Operates light to heavy motorized equipment in the construction and maintenance of streets, roads, highways, bridges, and drainage.


Performs maintenance on sections of road or highway including patching holes, filling cracks, sealing surfaces with asphalt, concrete and gravel, maintaining shoulders, cutting brush, clearing trash, removing trees, mowing grass, checking, straightening and replacing broken or missing signs, sweeping intersections, cleaning culverts and drains, shoveling snow off bridges, and similar related tasks involved in road maintenance and construction.
Performs winter highway maintenance including plowing, salting, etc. and applying anti-icing materials.
Operates equipment as required, including but not limited to, trucks, tractor-mowers, sweepers, small rollers, loaders, snow removal equipment, and similar equipment of comparable size and complexity.
Operates brush cutters, chain saws, asphalt kettles, jackhammers, weed sprayers, forklifts, hand mowers, and various hand tools.
May operate heavy motorized equipment including but not limited to, motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, large capacity loaders, large roller compactors, large trucks, tractors, oil distributors, semi tractor, and trailer, and other similar equipment of comparable size and complexity, as required.
Ensures equipment is serviced with fuel, oil, water, lubricants and tire air pressure.
Performs or assists mechanics with minor repairs and maintenance to tools and equipment.
Installs and maintains permanent markers identifying objects in right-of-way (i.e. pipes and curbs).
Performs manual work in maintenance and construction of roads, highways, bridges, culverts, drains, ditches and county-owned buildings.
Assists with signing and traffic control duties.
Maintains daily activity log.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.


Knowledge of traffic and safety regulations applying to the operation of heavy motorized construction and maintenance equipment.
Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in construction, maintenance, and repair of asphalt, concrete, and gravel roads.
Knowledge of staking and grading to required elevations.
Knowledge of and ability to use common hand and power tools.
Knowledge of operation of specialized hydraulically operated equipment.
Ability to operate heavy equipment such as those used for moving earth, grading, rolling road surfaces, and shoulder maintenance.
Ability to recognize limits of machines and not operate outside those limits.
Ability to perform manual work, clean culvert ends and install culverts.
Ability to service and make minor mechanical repairs/adjustments and routine preventative maintenance to equipment.
Ability to work without close supervision and be innovative.
Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and safely with other persons.
Ability to communicate with coworkers and supervisors.
Ability to accurately follow instructions.
Ability to recognize and work around existing utilities.
Must have forklift operator certification.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Program.


High school diploma or GED equivalent, experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish all of the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Must hold and maintain a valid CDL with Type A, B, D and N endorsement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available for emergency call-in 24 hours a day/7 days a week as requested by supervisor.


Works inside and outside in various weather conditions. Works in extreme temperatures (both high and low). Works in heavy traffic.


The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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