Wanted: drivers for large orange trucks to plow snow

Wanted: drivers for large orange trucks to plow snow

Despite this week’s warm fall weather, the Iowa Department of Transportation is putting out the word it’s looking for hundreds of snowplow operators to help clear the roads during the winter ahead.

DOT winter operations administrator Craig Bargfrede says the hiring process is already underway. “Statewide, we’re looking for just over 600 positions to help augment our fulltime staff in our 101 garages that are spread across the state of Iowa,” Bargfrede says, “starting here in early October through the middle of April.”

The hours vary, of course, based on when and where the snow falls, and the pay is $18.19 an hour. “In order to operate a snowplow, you must have a CDL (commercial driver’s license), that is one requirement,” Bargfrede says. “You must have a good mechanical background. You must be at least 18 years of age in order to qualify.”

Read the full article on the Radio Iowa website.

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