Community Interest

MoDot is Looking for Dedicated Workers to Join its Maintenance Crews

Looking for a challenging yet rewarding career? The Missouri Department of Transportation currently has several full-time maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open in the St. Louis metro area.
Salaries start from $17.55 to $18.25 per hour, depending on market, level of experience and area of operation. This position is also eligible for an additional $3 to $6 per hour when working winter/emergency operations activities.

“We’re looking for service-oriented professionals who are interested in a career where they can make a difference in the lives of everyone who travels in our state,” said Assistant District Engineer Michelle Forneris. “It’s not just a winter job. Opportunities for year-round employment include mowing, striping and other maintenance functions to keep Missouri roads safe for all who travel on them.”

Maintenance workers perform routine, entry-level duties related to the maintenance of the state's roadways and facilities. Responsibilities are performed under direct supervision. Full-time maintenance employees receive full training and a long list of other benefits including retirement, paid leave, medical, vision and dental insurance and is a culturally diverse workplace that is dedicated to safety and personal development. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old and successfully complete a criminal background check (a misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment).

“We like to say, come for the snow, stay for the mow,” Forneris said, emphasizing MoDOT maintenance employment can continue into the spring and beyond. “This is a great opportunity to start a new career with MoDOT.”

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