MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - It's possibly the worst time to experience a shortage of snow plow drivers.
"Berks County is short nine operators, Lehigh [County] is short 11, and Northampton [County] is short eight," said Rick Stone, PennDOT's equipment manager for Berks County.
PennDOT is putting out a call for drivers, because it's had some turnover in recent years and needs to fill around 30 positions before the first flakes of snow start to fall.
"We're looking for anybody with a CDL license, class A or B," Stone said.
Additionally, you'll need a medical certificate and a tanker endorsement.
"Normally, we work 7 [a.m.] to 3 [p.m.] during normal operations, when it's not snowing, and then when we have snow events, we will adjust the shifts," Stone explained.
It's not just part-time work, according to Stone. There is the opportunity to transition into full-time positions.
"We get the people as operators, part-time, then we hire full-time people on from there. As we create full-time openings, if people retire or move on, we hire from the temporary pool," Stone said.
PennDOT is also in search of diesel mechanics to help service the trucks.
If you're interested, you can visit the state's employment website to view openings and begin the application process.
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