Roadway Preservation Technician

Roadway Preservation Technician

EA3 Engineering Assistant 3 – Plus Remoteness Allowance, if applicable.


Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Preservation & Support Services, Transportation & Operations

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39869

Salary(s):   EA3 $49,878.00 – $59,291.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 17, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Roadway Preservation Technician (RPT) performs responsible technical and engineering related work exercising independence of action while adhering to department standards, specifications, policies and procedures and reports to the Preservation Quality Manager.  The RPT may make decisions regarding own priorities and work schedules and may have Lead Hand responsibility for department staff on a project site. The RPT will perform one or more of the following individual functions: High Performance Chip Seal Technician, Micro Surfacing Technician, Pavement Marking Technician, Rout & Seal Technician, Asphalt Mixing Technician, or Project Coordinator.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence.
  • Must be able to work with paints, solvents, or chemicals while wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions (extreme heat/cold, dust, etc.), be able to stand for extended periods of time, and lift up to 70lbs.
  • Must be able to be away from home for several nights on a continuous basis if required, and travel throughout Manitoba when nescessary.
  • Able to work extended hours, including overtime and on weekends, including holidays as required.


  • Graduate of Civil Engineering Technology Program or completion of Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure Level 2 Training or a significant combination of related experience within a roadway construction and maintenance environment. 
  • Extensive knowledge of roadway or preservation construction inspection and quality assurance
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and courteously with other employees, the general public, contractors, provincial departments, agencies and stakeholders.
  • Experience operating equipment requiring class 3 with airbrakes. (Desired)    
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Knowledge in the areas of occupational, safety, health and risk management including policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment including experience working with outside agencies such as contractors, consultants and vendors is required.
  • Technical knowledge specific to highway preservation treatments.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Communication skills to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts.

The Roadway Preservation Technician ensures quality in roadway construction by monitoring materials and construction methods and enforcing specifications for the program operations by:
• Acts as primary onsite department representative on construction work and private contracts.
• Inspects materials to be used for roadway construction and accepts/rejects product(s) based on department standards, specifications and guidelines.
• Collaborates with and monitors contractor’s operation on a daily basis to ensure contract specifications (including traffic control, assessment of working days), contract design quantities, and budget parameters are met.

The Roadway Preservation Technician may also take on the role as Project Coordinator by monitoring, coordinating, or supervising emergency response projects (i.e., flood, fire events), and ensuring quality of roadway or off-road construction methods are me.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39869

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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