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Hwy Construction Technician I/II - Columbus

Employer: Nebraska Department of Transportation

Job Description:

Job Description: Description The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking a dedicated and hardworking team player to join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans by building and maintaining a convenient, safe, and innovative statewide transportation system! We reward our employee’s hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: • State-matched retirement contribution of 156%! • 13 paid holidays • Generous leave accruals that begin immediately • A culture that embraces work-life balance • Military leave • Tuition reimbursement program • Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government • 79% employer-paid health insurance plans • Dental and vision insurance plans • Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy • Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State • Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service • Training and development based on your career aspirations • Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship • Employee Assistance Program • Fun, inviting teammates Pay rate of $19.120 per hour. Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II position at a rate of $21.994 per hour upon acquiring the necessary certifications and demonstration of skills. Please reach out to Alexis Vlademar, Talent Acquisition Partner, at 402-525-2304, if you have questions or to learn more. Job Duties Testing work includes: • Perform or assist with standard tests on Portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete, soil, aggregate, and other construction material for conformance to specifications, and maintains automated records. • Perform tests such as slump tests, entrained air content tests, and unit weight tests on Portland cement concrete. • Perform soil tests using a nuclear gauge to measure density and moisture content, using balloon volume measures, scales, and heating devices to calculate the density and moisture content of soil. Inspection work includes: • Inspect contractors' work on construction projects including checking grades and elevations, and collecting, recording measurements, and maintaining automated records. • Observe transportable and stationary scales to weigh contractors' trucks containing materials used in highway construction such as concrete, hay for mulch, asphalt, and gravel. • Inspect earthwork and removal operations. • Read construction plans to understand the dimensions and information shown and apply the information to the inspection of projects. Survey work includes: • Participate on a highway construction survey crew responsible for utilizing construction plans, blue top data, and cross-section data to stake locations at highway construction sites. • Reduce survey notes and plots cross-sections. • Measures elevations using a survey rod and level, measures long distances using a measuring chain and measures short distances using a tape measure or electronic measuring equipment. • Make standard computations, operate transit, total station, and/or level. • Cuts and clears tree brush to clear a line of site to complete surveying. Measure and set benchmarks for elevation. • Participate on a preliminary survey crew to collect data from the field for use in the design of highway plans. • Record field notes in logbooks. • Complete routine and general maintenance of equipment. • Load and unload materials, equipment, and supplies. • Operate snow removal equipment to assist State Maintenance. • Effective communication skills are required to perform the essential functions of the job. • Regular and reliable attendance is also required. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requirements / Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Highway Construction Technician I: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Highway Construction Technician II: Experience in performing activities pertinent to construction work such as surveying, materials testing, or field inspections. OR Coursework or training in construction surveying, materials testing, or inspections practices, and in using associated instruments and equipment. Also, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in surveying, road construction, materials testing, record keeping, trigonometry, and geometry. Experience in the operation of heavy equipment or snow removal equipment. Computer experience including word processing, spreadsheets, SiteManager, GEOPAK, and MicroStation software. Other: Must possess or be able to obtain a Class A or B CDL within 90 days of hire through our in-house CDL training program. Costs to obtain the permit will be paid for by the department. This position may require overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance is required. In order to be hired at the Highway Construction Technician II level, applicants must have passed the NDOT Math, Highway Plan Reading, and Bridge Plan reading courses or have an Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a related field which may be substituted for the completion of the NDOT courses. Upon hire, you will be provided with the required training material. This is a self-paced training and once completed provides for promotion to the Highway Construction Tech II level. Typically, this is accomplished within the first 6 months of employment. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of: standards and specifications used for various types of projects; instruments, equipment, and material used in surveying, testing, and inspection work; all phases of construction and plant inspection and their relationship to each other; surveying and testing techniques. Skill in: calculating mathematical computations involving trigonometry and geometry; applying complex construction inspection, surveying, and materials testing techniques; using personal computers/laptops and associated applications software including drafting, spreadsheet, and word processing software; using technical engineering equipment and instruments used during assigned projects. Ability to: interact with coworkers, contractors, consultants, and the public to maintain cooperative work relationships; prepare technical reports and maintain detailed records; maintain surveying, testing, and inspection instruments and equipment; lift equipment and samples weighing up to 100 pounds; communicate with others in person, and by telephone, radio, and email; interpret and apply engineering plans and specifications; plan, schedule, and lead the work of coworkers during assigned projects; apply construction procedures in agency construction manuals and directives. Ability to work and communicate with a team. Ability to work with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and hold high integrity. Trainable. Ability and willingness to learn and accept challenges by learning and adjusting to new technology and processes. Quality/results-oriented sense of urgency in the performance of duties. Ability to work safely and demonstrate safe and reliable practices and behaviors. Ability to interact in a positive manner and treat co-workers and supervisors with dignity and respect, work to resolve conflicts, and make good decisions using sound judgment, processes, and purpose. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours for snow and other highway emergencies. Benefits We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit: Equal Opportunity Statement The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Job Details

Job Type: Full Time
Number of Openings:
Job Category: Construction, Miscellaneous/General Jobs

Contact Information

Tessa Burford
1321 N Jeffers
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (402) 419-3192

Application Method(s)

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Listed Until: August 28, 2024


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