Transportation Maintenance Worker - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
32 job postings for the occupation of Transportation Maintenance Worker in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Transportation Maintenance Worker. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Transportation Maintenance Worker Do:
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.
Common Job Activities:
- Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead.
- Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic.
- Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment.
- Drive heavy equipment and vehicles with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand.
- Drive trucks to transport crews and equipment to work sites.
- Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders.
- Inspect markers to verify accurate installation.
- Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt, using pneumatic tampers, to repair joints and patch broken pavement.
- Remove litter and debris from roadways, including debris from rock and mud slides.
- Clean and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches, and other drain structures.
- Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools.
- Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
- Paint traffic control lines and place pavement traffic messages, by hand or using machines.
- Apply oil to road surfaces, using sprayers.
- Measure and mark locations for installation of markers, using tape, string, or chalk.
- Place and remove snow fences used to prevent the accumulation of drifting snow on highways.
- Perform roadside landscaping work, such as clearing weeds and brush, and planting and trimming trees.
- Apply poisons along roadsides and in animal burrows to eliminate unwanted roadside vegetation and rodents.
- Blend compounds to form adhesive mixtures used for marker installation.
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