Staffing shortages could impact MDT winter operations


December 16, 2021

HELENA - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to keeping the highways cleared whenever winter weather impacts the state.

National workforce shortages are affecting MDT, like many other employers. Recruitment efforts for seasonal Maintenance Technicians (snowplow operators) in several areas across the state have been severely impacted.

The staffing shortages are greater this year creating more challenges statewide. MDT is approximately 50% short of seasonal snowplow operators needed to be fully staffed in Maintenance Sections across the state. Without additional staf...

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