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.
Also called: Equipment Operator (EO), Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Worker, Transportation Maintenance Specialist (TMS)

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
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