Maintenance Career Path

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 transportation maintenance workers, who low snow and perform roadway maintenance, as well as (among others):

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

CDOT Transportation Maintenance Workers

CDOT has approximately 860 transportation maintenance worker I (TMI) 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

Transportation Maintenance I (TMI) 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 TMI 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 TMI positions, including working weekend hours and holidays as needed or required. TMI 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:

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal