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Performs as senior skilled worker on a highway maintenance or highway landscape crew, and operates a wide variety of highway equipment, tools and/or applies pesticides. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

This level is distinguished from the Maintenance Lead Technician by not having continuing responsibility for a specific geographic sub-section of highway.  Maintenance Technicians 2 provide limited direction to other personnel on an assignment or project basis.  This level operates Class A highway equipment on a regular basis.  Class A highway equipment is specifically identified on the Department of Transportation Equipment List. 

The Maintenance Technician 2 is distinguished from the Maintenance Technician 1 level by performing as senior responsible Maintenance Technician in providing direction to other full-time maintenance personnel.  Responsible for reporting progress completion of specific assignments involving other personnel.  These positions generally report to a Maintenance Lead Technician.  Maintenance Technicians 2 may also assist the trades skilled specialist or bridge technicians and provide equipment operation support. 

Typical Work

Cleans rest rooms at rest areas, replenishing toilet supplies; empties garbage and litter containers and transports litter to disposal site; sweeps, cleans and maintains rest area sidewalks and parking strips; cleans, sweeps and washes picnic tables; answers questions and assists motoring public; 

Operates Class A highway equipment as designated on the approved Department of Transportation Equipment List on a regular basis; may be required to operate Class B and C level equipment on an as-needed basis with appropriate pay provisions except in a training program;  

Performs preventive maintenance and minor mechanical repairs on equipment operated;  

Responsible for traffic control when assigned; 

Performs routine highway maintenance tasks such as cleaning debris from the roadways, repairing guardrails and guardrail posts, minor repair of signs and signposts, cleaning of culverts and ditches, applies pesticides and other work related to highway maintenance;  

Plants, transplants, irrigates, fertilizes, sprays, cuts, prunes, mows, and cultivates landscaped beautification areas along highway interchanges and rights-of-way;  

Participates in maintenance and repair of hand tools, landscape and irrigation systems; repairs pipes; adjusts automatic clocks; drives, adjusts, and repairs lawn mowers, tractors, and other light self-propelled equipment;  

Directs hydro-mulching and seeding operations;  

Trains other personnel in the operation of Class A highway maintenance equipment and directs personnel when assigned;  

Routine patrol or call-out for highway incidents to expedite traffic flow.  Clear debris from travelway and may provide motorist assistance; 

Replaces bridge deck planks and guardrails; installs false work and bents; drives piling; rebuilds approaches; builds forms and pours concrete; cleans bridges;  

Maintains good safety and public relations practices;  

Performs other related work as required. 

Legal Requirement(s)

A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction is required.  Some positions may require an H endorsement. 

The appropriate license will be required for personnel engaged in pesticide application or backflow operations. 

Desirable Qualifications

Two years as a Maintenance Technician 1 and passing a qualifying examination. 

Class Specification History

Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 12, 1971.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Highway Maintenance Man 2), general revision; adopted September 7, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 7066) Highway Maintenance Class Study; adopted July 1, 1975.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications; adopted February 9, 1979.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted April 10, 1981.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, special pay provision note; adopted December 13, 1985.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 13, 1989.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted April 10, 1992.
Revise class. Revises definition, distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications, general revision; adopted September 10, 1993.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.

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