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 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 nuclear density gauge to measure 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 applies 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 plots 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: Material testing certifications such as ACI, Nuclear Density, or traffic control training from ATTSSA. Experience in performing activities pertinent to construction work such as surveying, materials testing, or field inspection. Coursework or training in construction surveying, material testing, or inspection practices, and in using associated instruments and equipment. Possession of a valid Class A or B Commercial Drivers License.
OTHER: Must possess a valid Class B CDL within 60 days of hire. Will be required to obtain/maintain various certifications including American Concrete Institute (ACI).
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 use 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.
NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.