Highway Maintenance Workers:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $34,650.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,451
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.16 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Perform concrete fabrication
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Police trash, garbage, or recycling along highways and roadways
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Review construction specifications
Dig holes or trenches
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Clean work sites
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Escort persons on foot

Handling and Moving Objects

Control traffic to increase traffic flow or increase safety
Direct human or vehicle traffic
Compact materials to create level bases
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Paint surfaces such as walls
Distribute traffic control or caution signs or markers
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Don/Doff public, community, or government services related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Transport passengers
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
Operate tractor with accessories or attachments
Operate highway passenger or transport vehicles
Operate pneumatic tamper to patch pavement or tamp earth
Operate power or hand tools in construction, extraction, or mining environments
Operate equipment or vehicles to clear construction sites or move materials

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Transportation Engineering
Construction Inspection
Inspection Records
Schematic Diagrams
Fall Protection
Farm Equipment

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