The Berrien County Road Department is currently accepting applications for Mechanic or Project Engineer positions with the Road Department. Both of these positions are full-time positions with benefits. Compensation details can be discussed during interviews.
Application Process: Berrien County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications must be in the Personnel Department by close of business on the day of the deadline. Applications are accepted by mail, fax or email. All applications are reviewed by the hiring department. The hiring department will decide which candidates to interview and will contact the applicant directly if selected for an interview. For questions regarding the application process call 269-982-8616.
Note: Applications are not kept on file. Each open position must be applied for separately with a new application and tracking sheet. Copies are acceptable.
Applications must be made on an official Application for Employment (PDF). All original applications must be returned to the Personnel Department, Berrien County Administration Center, 701 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085-1316, or application emailed.
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Road Department Mechanic (starting at $22.60/hr)
Required: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience as a diesel mechanic.
Special Requirements: Regular, reliable and predictable attendance. Must have current driver’s license with no restrictions for nighttime driving. Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and appropriate medical card at all times. Must have an (N) tank endorsement or (X) endorsement. Able to lift and carry weights up to 80 pounds manually and alone. Available to work shifts exceeding eight hours as assigned. Subject to call-in during off hours as dictated by weather conditions. Ability to maintain and record electronic daily work records. Ability to maintain and record electronic repair orders by specific pieces of equipment.
Duties: Safely and proficiently operate Road Commission motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and the various attachments affixed thereto, such as front mounted plows, underbody mounted plows, body mounted spreader, tanks, distributers, and trailers of various sizes and shapes attached or affixed to the truck. Repairs diesel engines. Safely and proficiently operate specialized equipment, including front end loaders, backhoe and tractor mowers, brush chipper, roller, bucket truck, distributor, patch truck, etc. Troubleshoot, locate and repair problems in hydraulic systems; analyze and correct electrical issues in heavy-duty equipment; inspects and performs minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment, including servicing equipment, changing tires, oil and other lubricants. Uses electronic diagnostic programs to find engine problems and to monitor maintenance schedule of the equipment. Performs other duties as assigned by the shop foreman. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
Road Department Project Engineer ($56,087 - $60,875)
Required: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and additional related work or coursework in the road transportation area.
Special Requirements: Regular, reliable and predictable attendance; holds an EIT through the State of Michigan or a state recognized by Michigan and an ability to obtain a state license in four years of date of hire. Valid driver’s license.
Duties: Serves as designated project engineer on selected local, state and federally funded projects. Responsible for road engineering projects done under township project program. Responsible for performance and documentation of construction engineering in accordance with the Michigan Department of Transportation Construction Manual, including inspection, material sampling and testing of aggregate, bituminous and concrete materials and density testing. Performs field survey, preliminary design, cost, estimates, final design, construction drawings, specifications, and right-of-way acquisition in accordance with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Guidelines and the Michigan Department of Transportation Guidelines for road, bridge, culvert, and storm sewer projects. Creates engineering designs using computer aided drafting (Auto Cad) equipment of topographic surveys, cross-sections, construction plans and as-built plans. Performs other duties as assigned by the Engineering Supervisor. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.