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Highway Maintenance Worker II TA (Snow Plow Operator)

Position Type:  Hourly 

Department:  Highway Maintenance

Compensation Range:  $21.24 - $24.58 hourly
Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.

Position requires the ability to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays as required.  This is a seasonal position for the winter season from approximately November to April.  * This position also offers medical insurance benefits. 

Job Summary: Under supervision able to perform unskilled or semi-skilled construction related labor in highway maintenance division on State, County and Interstate Highways. 

Job Duties:

  1. Apply chemicals, anti-ice, salting, snow plowing, winter road patrolling, and snow fence installation.

  2. Check lights, fluids and overall vehicle condition; to wash vehicles; to maintain flail mowers, vac-alls, tar kettles, arrow boards, road work signs, and hand tools.

  3. Mill and air hammer asphalt for prep and replacement; to remove concrete slabs, for prep and replacement; to perform pothole repair, shoulder repair and maintenance; and to use other construction related equipment.

  4. Cut and chip trees along state and county roads and interstates; to clean culverts and ditches of debris to ensure proper water flow.

  5. Sign and cone for lane and road closures on Interstate, State and County Trunk Highways in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

  6. Repair guard rail barrier walls, tau systems, smart cushion, attenuator barrels, and fence repair.

  7. Wash and sweep out shops; to pick litter or trash along all County, State and Interstate Highways.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D is required.

  • Valid Commercial Wisconsin Driver License (CDL) with Class “B” with no airbrake restriction at the time of application and maintained during employment.

  • Ability to lift, push, pull and carry up to 60lbs.

Note: COVID-19 testing may be required.



  • One (1) year of construction experience

  • Previous experience driving CDL rated vehicles is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the techniques, methods, materials and equipment used in maintenance and improvement of highways and roads; knowledge of public safety rules and regulations; knowledge and familiarity with the maintenance and lubrication and minor repair of a wide variety of vehicles, machinery and equipment; ability to operate a wide variety of vehicle and other equipment used in snow removal and in the improvement and maintenance of grounds and roads; ability to use hand tools of the trade; ability to follow both oral and written instructions; ability to work in adverse weather conditions; and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with staff, the public and others. Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 60 lbs.



Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.