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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Careers Near Me – Transportation Equipment Operator Trainee

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Have your CDL permit but no formal training? Or, have your CDL license but don’t know how to drive manual transmission? PennDOT will train you to become a Transportation Equipment Operator!

As a Transportation Equipment Operator Trainee, you will build the skills and knowledge you need to become a proficient Transportation Equipment Operator with on-the-job training. This is an excellent full-time position with generous benefits and advancement opportunities! Apply today!


This is a six-month trainee position where you will acquire the appropriate licensure for the Transportation Equipment Operator A classification, become certified on a minimum number of pieces of equipment for the assigned work site, and become acclimated to the department’s work rules, safety policies, and local reporting procedures.

In this position, you will be responsible for operating highway construction and maintenance equipment and performing a variety of manual laboring duties on a highway or bridge maintenance crew.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment.
Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
Overtime, travel, and shift work may be required.
Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Necessary Special Requirements:

Must possess a valid Pennsylvania non-commercial Class C Driver’s License or equivalent.
Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Class A or B Commercial Driver Learner’s Permit on the first day of work.
Must possess a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations on the first day of work.

Conditions of Employment:

This position requires operation of vehicles or equipment with a manual transmission.
This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with Federal Regulations.

Additional Requirement:

You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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