In these times of hot, pavement-buckling, summer temperatures, Missouri Department of Transportation planners are thinking cool. They are planning for meeting the cold weather challenges of winter. Modot is currently hiring maintenance personnel for winter operations, with opportunities for year-round employment, including mowing, striping, and other maintenance functions. The department currently has hundreds of full-time and emergency maintenance positions available across the state. Maintenance worker position salaries begin at $19.08 per hour, depending on the level of experience and area of operation, and are also eligible for an additional 3 to 6 dollars per hour when working winter and emergency operations. Career opportunities can be found at modot.org/careers. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old and successfully complete a criminal background check. A misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment. A Commercial Driver’s License is preferable, but Modot will assist and train new employees to achieve their C-D-L.