ODOT looking for snow plow drivers

The leaves are changing, which means it is time for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to begin changing over to winter operations by prepping equipment and hiring extra snowplow drivers. ODOT District 1­ will be holding two hiring events to find approximately 37 seasonal snowplow drivers.

In the area, a hiring event will be held Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Defiance County maintenance garage, 2340 Baltimore Road, Defiance.

During the event applicants will complete interviews, 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.

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.

Plowing snow is the primary job responsibility for winter seasonal positions. 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.

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