Construction Technician

NE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION   Holdrege, NE   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on November 2, 2020
Salary  $16.30 Hourly
Location  Holdrege, NE
Department Department of Transportation
Job Number 02703658
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Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II position at a rate of $18.75 upon acquiring necessary certifications and demonstration of skills. 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%.


Examples of Work

Testing work includes: Perform 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, and unit weight tests of Portland cement concrete. Perform soil tests using light weight deflectometer to measure deflection and moisture. 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, collecting recording measurements, and maintaining automated records. Observe transportable and stationary scales to weigh contractors' trucks containing materials use 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 to utilize construction plans, blue top data, and cross section data to stake locations .at highway construction sites. Measure elevations using a survey rod and level, measure distances using a chain, tape measure or electronic measuring equipment. Make standard computations, operate total station, GPS, and/or level. Act as survey crew leader on less complex surveys or fill in for crew leader. Assist Maintenance forces with Emergency and Winter Operations.


Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIRED: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement. Post High School training in survey or construction desirable. Material testing certification such as American Concrete Institute (ACI), or traffic control training from American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).

OTHER: Must possess a valid Class A or B CDL within 60 days of hire. Regular and reliable attendance is required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have strong organizational skills, strong math skills and computer skills, and be able to multitask. Must be able to obtain material testing certification such as ACI. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, climb, bend, stoop, walk long distances and work long hours, possibly weekends, in outdoor temperature extremes. Must be able to report to work within 40 minutes of notification under normal conditions.


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