“Road Warriors” Wanted – Jobs Available to Work on Oakland County Roads

“Road Warriors” Wanted – Jobs Available to Work on Oakland County Roads

(RCOC, Aug. 5, 2021)

Oakland County, MI – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues the effort to hire people who want to help keep Oakland County great by helping to maintain the county road system.

“We think of these people as ‘road warriors’,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar stated. “These are the front-line workers who handle the day-to-day maintenance necessary to keep our roads open and in good shape. This is truly a great way to be a vital part of your community and to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of your neighbors every day.”

The positions are laborers/drivers and require a Michigan Commercial Driver’s License with an air-brake endorsement (CDL-A). The starting wage for the position is $18.53 per hour, rising to $24 per hour after completion of a probationary period.

The positions include a competitive benefit package with health and dental insurance, a tuition reimbursement program and a retirement package for vested employees, among other items.

The employees in this position perform a variety of tasks including:

– Traffic control

– Pothole patching

– Roadside cleanup

– Working with basin, tree and pavement-repair crews

– Winter operations (salting, plowing)

– Operating large vehicles (greater than 26,000 lb.)

– Servicing and maintaining equipment

– Operating heavy-construction equipment such as an excavator, grader, vactor, loader, etc.

All work is done collaboratively, safely and efficiently and must be performed in a citizen-oriented manner in accordance with all rules, regulations and policies.

The candidates for these positions must be willing to work in extreme weather conditions (hot and cold) and must be able to perform repetitive motions including bending, twisting, stopping, crouching, kneeling, grasping, holding as well as extended periods of standing. The positions occasionally require the ability to move, push or pull objects up to 90 pounds and to lift 20 pounds overhead, 40 pounds to shoulder level and 60 pounds to waist level.

A high school diploma is required, and anyone accepting this position must be willing to accept placement at any one of the six RCOC garage locations across Oakland County (Milford Township, Springfield Township, Orion Township, Waterford Township, Southfield and Troy).

To apply for one of these positions, go to the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org, and click on the “Careers” tab at the top of the homepage to fill out an application. There are also a couple of videos on the RCOC website that help to explain what this position does (click on the “Careers” tab and then click on the “Careers at RCOC” button; the videos are linked under the “full-time positions” heading.


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