Michelle Nowicki 29


Highway Maintenance Worker


I didn’t really sit down and choose the construction industry for a career.  I just always worked in jobs that ended me up where I am today doing highway maintenance work.  In Canada highway maintenance is all the things you think about like fixing guardrails and patching pavement but it also means clearing snow in the winter.  That’s how I got this job.  I worked for a landscaper for a few years after high school and she had winter plowing contracts so I learned to do that.  Of course the plows I run today are a lot bigger than the pick-up and blade I used to operate but my company needed a plow operator and my experience was enough to get me a tryout.  That was three years ago and I’m still here. I don’t mind the winter snow work but I love this job in the summer.  We do long hours but I like the overtime pay and the days go by fast.  You never know what’s going to come up next.  A lot of what we do is cleaning up after accidents because that’s where things get damaged.  We had to take a special course to learn how to clean up if there was a spill of dangerous material involved.
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Highway Maintenance Worker
What to Expect
Michelle Nowicki

Highway Maintenance Worker

I didn’t really sit down and choose the construction industry for a career.  I just always worked in jobs that ended me up where I am today doing highway maintenance work.  In Canada highway maintenance is all the things you think about like fixing guardrails and patching pavement but it…
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Highway Maintenance Worker
Essentials Skills


  • Working with numbers to perform calculations
  • Tasks require greater memory use than most jobs
  • Must be able to work and interact with co-workers to get the job done
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order
  • Maintain and install equipment on a routine basis and determine when maintenance is needed
Financial Expectation

Highway Maintenance Worker

Education Roadmap

Highway Maintenance Worker

Career ETA: 1 years

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