Minimum Qualifications Journey Level-Two years experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesman, or training through completion of a technical course in a bridge or technical trade at a school or institute. Candidate must also have a Class B Commercial Driver License.
Trainee 2 – Commercial Driver License, and more than one year but less than two years of qualifying experience (as described in journey level quals).
Trainee 1 – Class D Motor Vehicle License, and less than one year of qualifying experience (as described in journey level quals).
Duties Description A Bridge Repair Assistant performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and repair activities, in a combination of trades associated with bridge repair and maintenance. The following are only examples of the type of work performed and should not be considered an all-inclusive list of the activities and assignments, which can be found in the Highway Maintenance Operational Guidelines. Cuts steel plates and bars, using chemtane cutting equipment, according to layout, design and instructions and grinds edge of material to base metal to provide necessary base for welding. Manufactures wooden building forms for concrete work according to directions. Operates concrete mixers and makes proper mixture according to use, e.g., patching deck holes or replacing deteriorated concrete on structural members. Sets up sand blasting equipment, tends equipment during operation and adds sand as necessary. Using hand tools, scrapes scaling and deteriorated paint from structural steel and paints steel with primer and proper overcoat. Repairs decks & joints by removing old material with hand/power tools and jackhammers, and places new concrete materials. Operates a variety of highway equipment such as dump trucks, patching machines, rollers, etc. used in bridge repair and maintenance operations.
Candidates will be required to work Winter Maintenance performing Snow & Ice removal activities. Candidates will be required to be included in the department’s written respiratory protection program.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations
Additional Comments Qualified candidates should submit a current resume, letter of interest and a completed NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) with Notice Number R04-21-61 included in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter to:
Lisa M. Schuster
Administrative Services Director
New York State Department of Transportation- Region 4
1530 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
***PLEASE INCLUDE R04-21-61 IN SUBJECT LINE***
Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than November 1, 2021.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.