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General Transportation Tech I or II

By September 15, 2022

Texas Dept. of Transportation

Do you like to work outside?  Do you want to be part of maintaining and repairing some of the best roadways in the United States?  Does making roadways safer for your friends and family appeal to you?  Are you looking to grow and/or obtain additional skills in roadway maintenance work?

This position is eligible for a $2,000.00 Recruitment Bonus!

TxDOT’s Laredo District is looking for a General Transportation Technician I or II based in Cotulla, TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!

This position may be eligible for a recruiting bonus. Please read applicant Information for more details!

Texas Department of Transportation / Laredo District

Physical Work Location: Cotulla Maintenance, 900 E Fm 468 , Cotulla, TX 78014

Overnight Travel: up to 25%

At TxDOT, we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include:

Low Turnover
Retirement Pension
Alternative Work Schedules
Paid Leave/Holidays
Health Premiums paid at 100% for full-time employees
On the Job Training
Tuition Assistance Program
Comprehensive Wellness Program/Wellness Leave Incentives
Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement

General Description

Performs routine transportation operations or maintenance support work such as: roadway maintenance and repair; light and heavy equipment operation; preventive and minor maintenance on equipment; traffic control; and helping the public during emergency situations. Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.


Assists in identifying, repairing, and installing signs, delineators, mailbox supports and posts; performs basic welding as needed; as required uses/moves equipment/tools, materials and products related to these activities.
Assists in providing support to local law enforcement officials at accident sites; assists stranded motorists as required.
Assists with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic.
Determines placement of traffic control devices and installs/moves devices.
Maintains highways and rights-of-way; performs roadway repairs; erects and repairs guard rails, highway markers and signs; hauls materials and equipment to job sites.
Move/picks up litter and roadway debris.
Operates heavy equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a half cubic yards or more, tractor-trailer haul truck, large dragline, shovel, paint striper, and dump truck.
Operates light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper, and mower.
Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment and completes various
required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms, and PMI.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Subject to extreme cold and heat; below 32 and/or above 100 degrees for more than one hour
Subject to noise
Subject to vibration
Subject to hazards-moving vehicles/mechanical parts, high places/heat, or chemicals
Subject to atmospheric conditions-fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation
Subject to air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids
Required to wear protective gear-respirator, hard hat, or other device
Medium work: Lift up to 50 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 25 lbs
Standing-prolonged periods of time
Walking-moving on foot to accomplish tasks: long distance/from one work site to another


Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work
The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Using basic mathematical fundamentals
Using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems
Using applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade
Maintaining a safe working relationship
Communicate effectively
Follow verbal and written instructions


None in formal education

Work Experience

None – 1 YEAR of transportation engineering support, roadway maintenance, construction inspection, heavy equipment operation, or related work experience. (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver License with N endorsement at the time of application
    Commercial Driver Certificate

Other Conditions:

This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.
This job has been identified as physically demanding and will require a pre-employment physical.
Conditions of Employment
Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

Valid Class A Commercial Driver License with N endorsement at the time of application
Required to respond within 30 minutes to callout.
May be required to work weekends and holidays.
May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver and safety impact positions. Commercial drivers and safety impact employees will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@txdot.gov

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