LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 will host an application workshop event from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Bradfield Community Center, 550 S. Collett St., Lima.
ODOT personnel will guide applicants through the online process to apply for apprenticeships, seasonal highway technician positions or any other openings in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties.
Applicants should have the following: resume, last four digits of Social Security number, active email address, high school diploma or GED information and any additional certifications.
There will be a second workshop event available from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at OhioMeansJobs Allen County, 1501 S. Dixie Highway, Lima.
Apprenticeships are temporary full-time positions, with an hourly rate of $16.43. In addition to practical experience in highway maintenance activities, ODOT provides apprentices with the training to receive a Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL).
No prior experience in heavy equipment operation, highway maintenance or construction is necessary to apply for an apprenticeship.
“The apprenticeship program is a great option for anyone who wants to work outside and is eager to learn how to operate heavy equipment,” said Chris Hughes, deputy director of ODOT District 1. “We will teach you how to run a plow truck and help you earn your CDL.”
Seasonal highway technician positions are also temporary full-time positions, with an hourly rate of $17.05. The positions require applicants to possess a Class A or B CDL with a tanker endorsement and three months of experience in basic equipment operation.
For more information, contact the ODOT District 1 human resources department at 419-999-6819.