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ODOT Hiring Full-time CDL Drivers and Mechanic

Bowling Green (October 15, 2021) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) excels at maintaining Ohio's roadways year-round for Ohioans and travelers alike. In the warmer months, ODOT employees perform pothole patching, drainage work, vegetation management, and more. In the snowy months, they clear highways using plows, salt, and liquid de-icers, and perform maintenance activities when there is no winter weather. 

"ODOT employees take pride in how well we maintain Ohio highways," said Pat McColley, District 2 Deputy Director. "We need to fill 10 full-time highway technician positions and an automotive mechanic position, so we can keep Ohio's highways in the quality conditions Ohioans and visitors have come to expect."

The current highway technician openings are:

The automotive mechanic position is at the Ottawa County garage.

District 2 is hosting a job fair on Thursday, October 21 from 2-7:30 p.m. at the district headquarters - 317 E. Poe Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio. Dress for the job because this job fair is a one-stop shop:

  • Driver license check
  • Must have CDL class B or A with tanker endorsement
  •  Apply
    • Highly recommended you pre-apply at careers.ohio.gov so you can save time at the job fair
  • Job interview
  • Physical abilities test
  • Reading comprehension & math test

Typically this time of year, ODOT hosts job fairs for seasonal employees who help primarily with snow and ice control. While, seasonal employees are still welcome to apply and attend the job fair, the main purpose of the job fair is to fill the 11 full-time positions.

Highway technician applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a tanker endorsement, without air brake restriction; and three months of training or experience in basic equipment operation.

Automotive mechanic applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 2 years experience in automotive repair and maintenance of a variety of vehicles or equipment. 

Why work at ODOT?

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement
    • Don't have to ask for a raise, it's automatic as you reach the next step
    • Different positions available
  • State retirement with employer contribution
  • Employee tuition reimbursement programs
  • Help CDL class B holders obtain CDL class A
  • Work outdoors serving Ohioans

Applicants planning to attend the hiring event are encouraged to apply in advance: careers.ohio.gov and search by organization for "Transportation - District 02".




Media contact: The District Two Public Information Office, D02.PIO@dot.ohio.gov, (419) 373-4428