Highway Maintenance Foreman

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission   Irwin, PA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on September 28, 2021
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Highway Maintenance Foreman

Posting Start Date:

September 23, 2021

Posting End Date:

October 6, 2021

Position Number:



Local 30 Supervisory

FLSA Status:

Salaried Exempt



Salary Grade:


Salary Range:

$66,008.38 - $99,012.57

Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Harrison City Maintenance

Building Street:

Sandy Hill Road

Building City:


Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.  

Job Purpose and Summary

This position is responsible for supervising and administering a maintenance operation program within an assigned section of the highway for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work is performed to ensure the roadway remains open and well maintained during all types of weather and traffic conditions in accordance with PTC policies and specifications. Work is primarily performed with independence and reviewed by a manager, or designee, for direction, progress and end results. Supervision is exercised over a crew of technical staff.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Supervises the day-to-day performance of assigned staff including performance management, delegation of work assignments and review of work product. Recommends disciplinary action to enforce the standards and procedures of the PTC.
  • Coordinates short range plans, reviews work schedules, organizes maintenance crews and controls the materials, equipment and supplies needed to accomplish maintenance work for the assigned area.
  • Prepares preliminary estimates and plans for various maintenance operations, projects and programs for management approval.
  • Coordinates maintenance roadway work with safety personnel, county maintenance programs and other township, county, state or PTC construction projects.
  • Supervises crews in winter operations to achieve a smooth traffic flow and to ensure efficient usage of chemicals and materials.
  • Supervises Auto Mechanics in the repair and maintenance of equipment to ensure compliance with preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Coordinates and oversees full system implementation within an assigned area. Authorizes asset cost allocations, approves and enters work orders, monitors inventory and ensures condition tracking is completed appropriately.
  • Documents and tracks information on inspections, maintenance/repair activities and costs related to equipment and materials in an enterprise system.
  • Responds and provides direction for all roadway emergencies as needed.
  • Participates in the budget preparation process and conducts operations within established budgetary guidelines.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Licenses

  • Associate or trade school degree. Equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training may be accepted.
  • Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL); OR, possess a valid driver’s license with a Class B learner’s permit. Must pass the Class B road test within sixty (60) days of hire or promotion into the position.
  • The incumbent must possess an N or X endorsement on their CDL or permit to authorize them to operate tank vehicles.
  • The incumbent may not have any of the following restrictions on their CDL or permit:
    • E – Prohibits the operation of manual transmission commercial vehicles
    • K – Restricts the CDL driver to intrastate driving
    • L or Z – Prohibits driving a commercial vehicle equipped with airbrakes
    • O – Prohibits the driver from driving a truck tractor/semi-trailer combination

Minimum Experience

  • Seven (7) years of field experience in highway maintenance. Equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training may be accepted.
  • Two (2) of the years of experience must be in a supervisory capacity.


The selected candidate will be offered an exceptional benefits package which includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, along with a benefit plan for retirement.  In addition, leave programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, and alternative work schedules are available to employees.


Interested candidates may apply to the Foreman posting by visiting careers.paturnpike.com by October 6, 2021.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.


Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Sandy Hill Road
Irwin , PA