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Reminder: Public Invited to Recruitment Event for CDL Operators and Diesel and Construction Equipment Mechanics, Other Positions

Job Fair to be held in Dauphin County; others planned in south central PA

Harrisburg, PA – This is a reminder that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host a recruitment event for job seekers to learn about the following positions the department offers in Dauphin County:

Winter temporary and permanent CDL operator (starting pay is $21.00/hr.) 

Transportation equipment operator trainee (starting pay is $19.38/hr.) 

Diesel and construction equipment mechanic (starting pay is $25.28/hr.)

Diesel and construction equipment mechanic trainee (starting pay is $25.91/hr.)

Automotive mechanic (starting pay is $22.80/hr.) 

Welder (starting pay is $18.99/hr.) 

Tradesman Helper (starting pay is $16.86/hr.) 

A job fair will be held from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 17 at the Dauphin County Maintenance Office, 2140 Herr Street, Harrisburg PA 17013. For more information, please call 717-787-5391.

Staff will be available to discuss current and future openings within the commonwealth for CDL operators, who must have a valid Pennsylvania (PA) CDL Class A or B with no restrictions, and diesel and construction equipment mechanics, who must have a valid CDL and a PA Class 7 inspector mechanic certification. Both positions also require a current medical examiner certificate. 

On-the-spot applications, interviews, and driving skills testing will take place. Applicans need to bring their current CDL license and medical examiners card.

Laptops and staff will be available to help interested participants navigate the new electronic application sy

PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about commonwealth employment opportunities, please visit:

MEDIA CONTACT: Fritzi Schreffler, cell 717-418-5016; or Dave Thompson, 717-418-5018


Please refer to the list below for other PennDOT recruiting events planned for south central PA:

Adams County: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday, September 9 at the Adams County Maintenance Office, 1185 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg PA 17325. For more information, please call 717-450-2223.

Cumberland County: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday, August 26 at the Cumberland County Maintenance Office, 40 Army Heritage Drive, Carlisle PA 17013.

Lancaster County 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 24 at the Lancaster County Maintenance Office, 2105 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA  17602. For more information, please call 717-299-7621.

Lebanon County: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, August 19 at the Lebanon County Maintenance Office, 1445 Cumberland Street, Lebanon PA 17042. For more information, please call 717-450-2223.

Perry County: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 23 at the Perry County Maintenance Office, 413 W. Main Street, New Bloomfield PA 17068.