Transportation Worker I - Entry Level!

  • Job Reference: 23-10923
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2023
  • Company: NC Department of Transportation
  • Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Salary: $31,200 to $52,813
  • Bonus/Benefits: Full State Benefits including Pension!
  • Sector: Construction, Government & Defence, Government & Defense
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply online at to be considered.
This posting is for 3+ openings, and your application will be considered for all of them!
NCDOT is a Great Place to Work.
Looking for a great place to work with
  • A living wage
  • Job security
  • Full benefits (including the State Health Plan and a pension!)
  • A true team atmosphere, and
  • Work you can take pride in
This is an entry-level opening for you to begin a career with the NC Department of Transportation as a Transportation Worker I.  You'll get to work on exciting projects, learn construction skills, and build your career.  Join us!
The Challenge
We are looking for entry-level transportation workers to join our Highway Maintenance team in Johnston county.
In this role you learn to:
  • Build, inspect, and maintain roads and roadside features for the North Carolina highway system.
  • Operate hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment, including broom tractors, paint line removing machines, thermoplastic machines, trenchers, and edge-line paint guns.
  • Shovel, rake, asphalt, and flag traffic.
  • Ensure work zone safety.
  • Participate in snow & ice removal.
  • Assist with maintenance/repair projects using tools and equipment including tractors with attachments, curb machines, cutoff saws, small wheel and sheep foot rollers, vibrator roller compactors, pulverizer mixers, and pneumatic tire rollers.
  • Mow grass using a tractor with attachments, and help with grass and wildflower plantings and maintenance.
  • Drive dump and flatbed trucks.
  • Assist paint crews.
  • Install road signs.
  • Assist Electronics Technicians installing and maintaining signals.
  • Perform vegetation control, debris removal, and snow removal.
What You Bring
  • An interest in a career in Transportation Construction, and commitment to a safe work environment.
  • Experience performing manual labor, and operating power tools such as a chainsaws, weed eaters, skill saws, drills, compactors, jackhammers, etc.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • A Commercial Driver’s License. (Note: If you don't have this yet, still apply!  You can get it through our on-the-job training within 360 days of hire.)
  • A pre-employment drug test is required.
  • We will check with previous employers for the past 2 years about controlled substances and alcohol testing.
  • Safety toe footwear is required.
Education & Experience
  • High school/GED diploma; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Call me: Melissa Harrison at 252-640-6415.
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