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Help wanted: ODOT hiring for winter jobs

The qualifications for the job include having a valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License and no air brake restriction.

LORAIN, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was published in an unrelated article on Sept. 21, 2021.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is searching for new employees to help out as the winter months are quickly approaching. Snow is going to begin falling before long, and plow truck drivers are needed.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently looking for those who hold a Commercial Driver’s License as seasonal plow truck drivers during the winter season. The qualifications for the job include having a valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License and no air brake restriction. Applicants also must have at least three months of training or three months of experience in operating basic equipment. Aside from that, applicants must be able to pass a physical ability test, which includes lifting between 50 and 100 pounds, a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening. An active email address is also required.

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This position is paid at $18.05 per hour, and is not to exceed 1,000 hours for the season, according to the ODOT website.

ODOT says that the openings for plow truck drivers are currently in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne Counties.

Those interested in applying for the openings can find more information on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s website by clicking here.

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