Highway Construction Technician I
PERM FULL TIME
Department of Transportation
Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II
position at a rate of $18.75 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
Ability to communicate effectively; read and interpret plans and
specifications; perform mathematical calculations. 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
NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.