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ODOT hosting hiring event to find seasonal snowplow drivers
ODOT hosting hiring event to find seasonal snowplow drivers

LIMA, Ohio (Monday, November 22, 2021) - The trucks are outfitted, inspected, and ready to roll. There is plenty of salt on hand. The one thing in short supply for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 is snow plowdrivers.

Across District 1’s eight counties, ODOT is still looking for approximately 14 seasonal highway technicians to round out the snow and ice team.

To find more drivers, a hiring event will be held on Thursday, December 2, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hardin County maintenance garage, 13052 U.S. 68 in Kenton, Ohio.

The biggest need is on the eastern side of the district, especially in Hardin and Wyandot counties. The district hopes to find drivers to fill all the positions below: 

  • 4 positions in Hardin County
  • 4 positions in Wyandot County
  • 2 positions in Hancock County
  • 2 positions in Putnam County
  • 1 position in Defiance County
  • 1 position in Paulding County

During the hiring event, applicants will complete interviews along with physical abilities tests and a driving record review. Applicants should bring their driver’s license, and if possible, complete the online application prior to the event.

Learn more about the open positions and apply in advance at https://tinyurl.com/WinterSeasonalD1.

Applicants who are unable to attend the hiring event should call 419-999-6819.

Applicants must have a valid Class A or B CDL with tanker endorsement, a good driving record, and submit to a drug screen and background check.

A typical work week is 40 hours - more for snow and ice events. However, on-call and part-time options may be available.

The rate of pay is $18.59 an hour. Seasonal drivers can expect to work from December through March.

Previous experience plowing snow is not necessary. Training is available for applicants who meet the basic requirements.