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Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


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Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: November 14, 2017 - November 28, 2017
Announcement # 06352046800
Salary Range: *$16.09 - 20.11 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Rigby

Our Mission. Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

We are recruiting for an  experienced Welder / Machinist to join our District 6 Team in Rigby. This exciting position could be a perfect career opportunity for you to put your knowledge and skills to work for the citizens of Idaho at the Idaho Transportation Department. This position will perform journey-level welding, machining, and fabrication of metals and special alloys to maintain, repair, design, and modify vehicles and construction related equipment, as well as construct specialized devices, parts and structures.


  • Attend and participate in training classes and safety meetings
  • Perform mechanical, hydraulic and electrical repairs on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment
  • Design and fabricate tools and attachments for a wide variety of equipment and highway maintenance and construction work
  • Perform structural repairs on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment
  • Inventory steel and determine additional steel needs for planned and ongoing projects. Inventory welding supplies and tools to determine ordering needs
  • Design and build specialty tools for various maintenance and engineering projects
  • Fabricate and repair parts, using metal lathes, milling machine, drill presses, welders, torches, shears, presses, benders, rollers, air tools, saws, precision measuring tools and various other power and hand tools
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance on shop tools and equipment
  • Instruct and/or supervise others in the designing of projects and the proper care and use of welding tools and equipment
  • Design, modify, prepare cost estimates, and fabricate equipment parts to enhance structural life or safety features
  • Transporting equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

  • Methods and standard practices of the welding and machinist trades; various metals and alloys.

Experience with:

  • Using the tools and equipment common in the welding and machinist trades to fabricate, fit, assemble, manufacture, and repair parts and equipment
  • Working from blueprints and plans and specifications to determine dimensions, tolerances, and layout of work
  • Determining proper welding techniques for various alloys
  • Operating and maintaining metal-removing machines, metal forming equipment, machine tools and a variety of welding devices

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain Class A CDL within 60 days of hire (training provided by ITD)


  • Your exam is a resume review.
  • You must receive a minimum rating of 76 to pass this examination
  • Exam results will be available after the announcement closes and all applications and exams have been evaluated
  • To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen)

    How to Apply:

  • Click on any Apply Online button.
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam.

Please select:

Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies
Full-time Employment under "Job Type/Shift" 
Rigby under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!

NOTICE: *ITD typically hires at the minimum starting salary listed on the job announcement.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.