Highway Construction Technician I
State of Nebraska


Job Info


Description
Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II position at a rate of $18.75 upon acquiring necessary certifications and demonstration of skills. No construction experience is required; on-the-job and formal training will be provided. Successful applicant will be under immediate supervision and trained to perform standard tests on construction material, perform inspections in routine phases of construction projects, and/or participate as a member of a highway construction or a preliminary design survey crew. 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%.

Location: Ainsworth / 736 East 4th Street
Examples of Work
Construction Technicians are responsible primarily for the inspection and verification of the quality and quantities of work for heavy highway construction projects. A person in this role will be expected to perform various materials testing routines on concrete, asphalt, soils, and other materials as required. This position also requires individuals to verify the location and quality of work matches the project plan set and contract. Successful individuals will need to be able to read and interpret plans, contracts, and standard specifications as a regular part of their job. Often this will also include performing various survey related tasks utilizing rods, levels, tape measures, and GPS equipment. Technicians will also record and maintain accurate documentation of quantities installed by the contractor as well as a diary of the construction activities as they occur throughout the day. All official records are maintained digitally and technicians will be expected to utilize computers and various programs daily. Individuals will be expected to be able to work both as part of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision. This position assists with snow removal on highways and may be required to operate snowplows during winter events.
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. Post High School training in survey or construction desirable. Computer experience including word processing, spreadsheets, and computer aided design.

OTHER: Must possess a valid Class A or B Commercial driver's license within 60 days of hire. This position may require overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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. Will be required to obtain and maintain various certifications such as concrete field and plant inspection, soil and aggregate, and traffic control. Excellent communication skills and basic computer skills. NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.



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