Website State of Nebraska Department of Transportation

Nebraska Department of Transportation

Highway Construction Technician I

Salary 
$16.30 Hourly

Location 
Hartington, NE

Job Type
PERM FULL TIME

Department
Department of Transportation

Job Number
02703802

Closing
Continuous

Description
Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II position at a rate of $17.75 upon acquiring necessary certifications and demonstration of skills. At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees’ hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

Examples of Work
 Under immediate supervision, learn to perform and perform routine, basic engineering support and construction work as a field crew member using standard field construction techniques and procedures, record keeping methods, and equipment assisting in surveying, basic materials sampling and testing, and/or routine inspections activities. 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 maintain automated records. Perform tests such as slump tests, entrained air content tests, and unit weight tests on Portland cement concrete. Perform soil tests using nuclear gauge to measure density and moisture content, use 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 dimensions and information shown and apply the information to the inspection of projects. Survey work includes: Participate on a highway construction survey crew responsible to utilize construction plans, blue top data, and cross section data to stake locations at highway construction sites. Reduce survey notes and plot cross-sections. Measure elevations using a survey rod and level, measure long distances using a measuring chain, and measure short distances using a tape measure or electronic measuring equipment. Make standard computations, operate transit, total station, and/or level. Cut and clear 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 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.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED: Experience in surveying, road construction, materials testing, record keeping, trigonometry, and geometry. Possession of a valid Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL). 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 a valid Class A or B Commercial driver’s license within 60 days of hire. Will be required to obtain and maintain various certifications such as concrete field and plant inspection, soil and aggregate, and nuclear gauge. This position may require overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of surveying, materials testing procedures and techniques, and/or construction inspection procedures; departmental rules, policies and procedures as they relate to construction projects. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing; read and interpret plans and specifications; perform mathematical calculations. Skill in surveying, materials testing, construction inspection, and/or operating equipment, computers and associated software. Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds, climb, bend, stoop, walk long distances and work long hours in outdoor temperature extremes. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours for snow and other highway emergencies within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions.

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH THE NEBRASKA STATE JOBS WEBSITE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska