State of Michigan

Job title: Transportation Maintenance Worker 6/7/E8 (Limited Term) – Blue Water Bridge

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Company: State of Michigan

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This is a temporary assignment that will end on or before April 15th. Perform winter maintenance activities on Blue Water Bridge and its facilities. The work area is generally within a garage geographic area; however, work may be assigned anywhere within the Region. Employee must be skilled to operate equipment used in winter maintenance including, but not limited to, front end loaders, large maintenance trucks with underbody blade, etc. Employees in this class are required to participate in the work element system and travel to assigned work areas. Employees must live within 60 minutes of the Blue Water Bridge Maintenance Garage.

The “Salary” listed above is a range that reflects the minimum rate at the entry (6) level through the maximum rate at the experienced (E8) level. Based on education and experience, candidates will be reviewed to determine what level they are qualified for.

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The State of Michigan offers more than just a paycheck. The state’s comprehensive benefits package also includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid holidays and personal and sick leave

Depending on your elected benefits, the value of insurance and retirement benefits can be an additional 50% above your base salary. And generous holiday and leave policies can provide peace of mind and paid time off when you need it.

State employment also offers rewarding careers where you help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can give the flexibility you need for daily life.

For more information on these and other benefits, visit or .

Required Education and Experience


Education typically acquired through completion of high school.


Transportation Maintenance Worker 6

No specific type or amount of experience is required.

Transportation Maintenance Worker 7

One year of experience equivalent to a Transportation Maintenance Worker 6 or Laborer E6 with experience in roadway, roadside, bridge, or sign maintenance, or pavement marking.

Transportation Maintenance Worker E8

Two years of experience equivalent to a Transportation Maintenance Worker, including one year equivalent to a Transportation Maintenance Worker 7; or, one year of skilled trades experience at the E9 level.

Additional Requirements and Information

For any level above the TMW 6, the MDOT’s Statewide Work Element Coordinator must approve satisfactory completion of the MDOT’s TMW Work Element training and certification program.

Some positions may also be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides that may require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) regulations.

Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Position requires a Valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Document (e.g.: Passport, Passport Card, NEXUS Card, WHTI approved State enhanced Driver’s License) or ability to obtain within 60 days from the date of hire.

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All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

If you have questions related to this posting, please contact Kelsea Cole at .

State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and can be worth 25% to 50% of salary depending on wages and benefits.

This page briefly explains some benefits provided under Civil Service rules or union contracts.

Leave Time

Full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year and 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.


State employees receive 13 scheduled holidays each year, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, just to name a few. State employees also receive Election Day off every other year.

Alternative Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.

Insurance and Other Benefits

Eligible employees can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMOs, and a High Deductible Health Plan with HSA. Other coverage includes vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health, prescription, dental and vision eligible expenses, dependent care expenses, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits (QTFB). Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, and long-term care insurance, auto/home insurance, identify theft protection, and legal services. For additional information, visit

Paid Parental Leave

Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount deducted from their paychecks.


Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match up to 3%. The Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: and . New hires can also receive up to a 2% employer match into a Personal Healthcare Fund and a lump-sum credit to a tax-deferred account if eligible. More information is available at the .

Expected salary: $18.47 – 25.96 per hour

Location: Port Huron, MI

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 02:08:55 GMT

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