Highway Maintenance Worker

(MNDOT/State of Minnesota)

MnDOT District 6 may fill up to 20 Transportation Generalist vacancies at various truck stations within the district, which may include the following locations: Austin, Albert Lea, Caledonia, Cannon Falls, Dodge Center, Dresbach, Faribault, LaCrescent, Northfield, Owatonna, Preston, Red Wing, Rochester, Rushford, St Charles, Stewartville, Wabasha, Winona, and Zumbrota. Hours of work for summer are typically Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 6:30 am - 10:30 am. Hours of work for winter (snow & ice season) are typically Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; or a snow and ice shift, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm (A shift) or 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (B shift). During snow & ice operations employees are split into an A and B shift and will receive 8-hours of work or more depending on the length of the event. Hours may include overtime or various shifts depending on emergency situations and will include working nights, weekends and holidays. Incumbents must have immediate access to a phone and be able to report to work within one-hour of being called.

Some examples of work for this position are listed below but not limited to the following:

Function: Road Surface/Roadway Maintenance

  • Perform all activities required for roadside maintenance

  • Perform all roadway surface maintenance activities

  • Service and make minor repairs to operating equipment

  • Provide traffic control

  • Perform basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities

  • Other duties as required


Function: Snow and Ice

  • Maintains roadways for snow and ice control

  • Prepares and inspects winter equipment

  • Performs preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup

  • Performs winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals

  • Performs all work related to installing, repairing, maintaining, and removing snow fences; replacing mailboxes

  • Maintain documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management

  • Performs traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles.


Preparing for Registration

The Registration Process for all former Kemps workers will begin during the week of April 20th. Our career counselors will be contacting all former Kemps employees throughout the week in order to kick-start your enrollment in the program.

Please prepare the following documents for your session:

▪ Layoff Letter ▪ Driver’s License or State-issued photo ID ▪ Social Security Card/W2 ▪ DD214 (if veteran)

If you don’t have all of these items on hand, don’t worry! You can share them with your counselor at a later date, but we'll need them prior to completing your enrollment (state requirement).

Who we are:

Minnesota Job Partners has been selected by a committee of Kemps employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs. This program of benefits is free, and provides you with opportunities for training, career counseling, résumé assistance, financial support, and more. State and federal funding make this program possible.

We want to extend a warm welcome to you. Job loss can be stressful when your future is uncertain. Minnesota Job Partners employs a team of experts who can help you confidently step into your bright future.  All of us here at MJP look forward to working with you through this transition. Our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts offer additional avenues for you to receive up-to-date information from our agency.


Call us at (612) 676-3710 to learn more!


Former Kemps Employees

The MN Job Partners Team recognizes that this may be a challenging and complicated time for those impacted by the layoffs at Kemps. Our thoughts are with you. There are services available to those who are losing their jobs, free of charge, to help you through this transition, including the Dislocated Worker Program.


We will be here as long as you need; we are committed to supporting you.



Attending a Registration Session

Participation in our program begins with attending a registration session. These sessions are facilitated by friendly, experienced staff who will begin by explaining the Dislocated Worker Program to you. Next, you will complete your application, with the facilitator walking you through the paperwork & answering any questions you may have.


Meeting Your Career Counselor

After attending an enrollment session, you will be contacted by your counselor to arrange a one-on-one session at our offices. In this meeting with your counselor, you will establish a relationship and share your story. This meeting is all about YOU: your education, your work history, your family, health, finances - you want to give your counselor your full history so they can best help you determine a plan to achieve your goals.


Completing Your Enrollment

Once you have attended a registration session, provided all required documentation, and met with your counselor, you are officially enrolled and can begin taking advantage of all of the benefits our program has to offer. Benefits include: Career Counseling, Résumé Development, Job Search Assistance, Interview Preparation, Funding for Training, Financial Support, and Job Search Workshops!

Minnesota Job Partners is the career services division of the Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau.
We are an equal opportunity employer/program provider.