Maintenance Career Path

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of Colorado’s multi-modal transportation system.

CDOT offers many opportunities in the field of Maintenance. These positions include our most common Transportation Maintenance Workers that plow snow and perform roadway maintenance, as well as Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Electrical Tradespeople, Welders, Storeroom Workers, Building Crew Members and General Laborers, among others.

CDOT Transportation Maintenance Workers

CDOT has approximately 860 Transportation Maintenance Worker I positions.  There is a maintenance patrol located approximately every 30 miles along Colorado's State and County Highways. The State is divided into nine maintenance sections with the main office located in the following cities:  Aurora, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Craig, Greeley, Alamosa, Durango, and Eisenhower Tunnel. 

Transportation Maintenance I (TM I) positions do more than drive big trucks! 

CDOT is responsible for taking care of the state highway and roadway systems through landscape, heavy construction and operating specialized snow removal equipment.  Our TM I employees receive training on specialized equipment such as loaders, motor graders, 2+ ton 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 TM I positions, including working weekend hours and holidays as needed or required.  TM I 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.  The following video will give you a better understanding about what our maintenance patrols face on a daily basis:

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