Maintenance Career Path

CDOT Transportation Maintenance & Operations

CDOT is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of Colorado's multi-modal transportation system. It offers many opportunities in the field of maintenance. These positions include our most common highway maintenance workers, who plow snow and perform roadway maintenance, as well as (among others):

  • heavy equipment mechanics
  • electrical tradespeople
  • welders
  • storeroom workers
  • building crew members
  • general laborers

Current Maintenance Workforce

CDOT has approximately 860 transportation maintenance worker positions. There is a maintenance patrol approximately every 30 miles along Colorado's state and county highways.

CDOT divides its maintenance team into nine sections, with main offices in:

  • Alamosa
  • Aurora
  • Craig
  • Durango
  • the Eisenhower Tunnel
  • Grand Junction
  • Greeley
  • Pueblo

Highway maintenance workers do more than drive big trucks!

CDOT is responsible for taking care of the state highway and roadway systems through landscaping, heavy construction and operating specialized snow-removal equipment. Our employees receive training on specialized equipment such as loaders, motor graders, two-ton-plus snow blowers, and using wing attachments to remove snow and maintain the roads and CDOT right-of-way.

Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high-volume traffic situations, including bad weather conditions.

Night and shift work are required for many positions, including working weekend hours and holidays as needed or required. Employees are required to be on a rotating on-call basis, and must respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. There is also an opportunity for overtime pay, especially during the winter.

Learn more about what our maintenance patrols face on a daily basis: