ODOT District 1 to
hold hiring events to find snowplow drivers
First event to be
held tomorrow in Lima
(Oct. 2, 2018) – Each year, the kind of winter we will experience is an
unknown. Being fully prepared for whatever may come is the reason the
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 is looking for
snowplow drivers and will hold three hiring events to find them.
schedule of events is as follows:
- Wednesday, Oct. 3, from
noon to 6 p.m. at the ODOT District 1 office, 1885 N. McCullough
- Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon
to 6 p.m. at the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage, 2340
Baltimore Rd., Defiance.
- Tuesday, Oct. 16, 3 to 7
p.m. at the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage, 1645 Lima Ave.,
applicants may apply for a total of 36 temporary positions available in
Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot
the events, applicants will undergo a driving record check and must take
a required physical abilities test prior to being interviewed for a
must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid class A or B
commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a tanker endorsement, without air
brake restriction; and three months of training or experience in basic
salary is $17.05 per hour. These are temporary positions and benefits are
snow is the primary need of the department, said Kirk Slusher, deputy
director for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1.
looking for people who can work 40 hours a week from December to March,
but on-call and part-time options may be available,” he said. “If you
have another job or only work weekends and you’d like to work Monday
through Thursday, we can perhaps accommodate that,” he said.
also not necessary to have experience in a plow.
you meet the basic requirements, we will teach you to plow,” said Slusher.
interested are encouraged to apply in advance:
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the
state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's
mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from
place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the
bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance,
construction and snow and ice operations.