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PennDOT looking for 104 plow truck drivers this winter

Mary Ann Thomas
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A snow plow clears a road in Western Pennsylvania.

If you like to drive trucks and have time this winter, PennDOT might have a job for you.

The transportation department’s 12th district, which includes Westmoreland, Fayette, Washington and Greene counties, is looking to hire more than 100 winter road crew drivers this year.

The positions are temporary but fulltime.

To facilitate the hiring process, PennDOT will hold a job fair on Oct. 16 at District 12’s Greene County Office in Waynesburg.

Computers will be available, and staff will also be on hand to help potential employees navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities, according to Valerie Petersen, spokeswoman for District 12.

Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania CDL Class A or B driver’s license with the Air Brake Restriction (L) lifted.

Openings for drivers by county are: Westmoreland 38, Washington 20, Greene 14 and Fayette 32, according to Petersen.

“These jobs will offer you the potential to work close to home, have permanent employment, have benefits and retirement, and advancement opportunities,” said district Executive Joseph Szczur.

PennDOT requirements for open jobs

Transportation Equipment Operator A (TEOA): Candidates must possess a valid Pennsylvania Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with the Air Brake restriction lifted (L), a current medical examiner’s certificate, and two months of driving experience in the operation and maintenance of single chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating between 26,000 and 32,000 pounds and the operation of highway construction and maintenance equipment such as rollers, tractors-maintainers and front end loaders or hi-lifts; or have graduated from a CDL training school.

All candidates will be subject to a driving skills test in a manual transmission vehicle as part of the interview process. Although not a requirement for hire, all selected candidates also will be required to obtain a tanker endorsement (N) within a reasonable time period from date of hire.

Diesel and Construction Equipment Mechanic (DCEM): Positions are needed to supplement the garage workforce to be able to maintain fleet equipment during the winter season. Candidates must possess a Pennsylvania Official Motor Vehicle Inspection Mechanic Certificate, a valid Pennsylvania Class B CDL for the types of vehicles being inspected and a current medical examiner’s certificate. In addition, candidates must have three years of journey level mechanical experience in the diagnosis and repair of automobiles, heavy trucks, or construction equipment, which includes one year in the diagnosis and repair of diesel vehicles or equipment.

To learn more about additional state jobs, please visit the state employment webpage. For more information on PennDOT’s District 12, please visit its website.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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