Highway Construction Technician I/II #JR2024-00005253

Nebraska Department of Transportation   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 7, 2024
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Hwy Construction Technician I/II/III - North Platte

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Locations: North Platte
Job Posting Time Type: Full time
Job Requisition ID: JR2024-00005253
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Hiring Agency:

Transportation - Agency 27


North Platte Job Posting

Hiring Rate:


Classification Salary Range:

$19.12 - $39.34

Job Posting:

JR2024-00005253 Hwy Construction Technician I/II/III - North Platte (Open)

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Job Description:

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking a dedicated and hardworking team player to join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans by building and maintaining a convenient, safe, and innovative statewide transportation system!

We reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% employer-paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, inviting teammates

Pay rate of $19.120 per hour. Employees may be promoted to a Construction Technician II position at a rate of $21.994 per hour upon acquiring the necessary certifications and demonstration of skills.

Please reach out to Tessa Burford, Talent Acquisition Partner, at 402-419-3192, if you have questions or to learn more.

Job Duties

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. To this end, 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 the interstate. Individuals will be required to operate snowplows during winter events. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Highway Construction Technician I: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

Highway Construction Technician II: Experience in performing activities pertinent to construction work such as surveying, materials testing, or field inspections. OR Coursework or training in construction surveying, materials testing, or inspections practices, and in using associated instruments and equipment. Also, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

Highway Contruction Technician III: Experience in performing activities pertinent to construction work such as surveying, materials testing, or field inspections. OR Coursework or training in construction surveying, materials testing, or inspection practices, and in using associated instruments and equipment. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in surveying, road construction, materials testing, record keeping, trigonometry, and geometry. Possession of a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Experience in the operation of heavy equipment or snow removal equipment. Computer experience including work processing, spreadsheets, SiteManager, GEOPAK, and MicroStation software.

Other: Must possess or be able to obtain a Class A or B CDL within 90 days of hire through our in-house CDL training program. Costs to obtain the permit will be paid for by the department. This position may require overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance is required.

In order to be hired at the Highway Construction Technician II level, applicants must have passed the NDOT Math, Highway Plan Reading, and Bridge Plan reading courses or have an Associate's degree in civil engineering technology, or a related field which may be substituted for the completion of the NDOT courses. Upon hire, you will be provided with the required training material. This is a self-paced training and once completed provides for promotion to the Highway Construction Tech II level. Typically, this is accomplished within the first 6 months of employment.

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. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours for snow and other highway emergencies within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions.

Ability to work and communicate with a team. Ability to work with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and hold high integrity. Trainable. Ability and willingness to learn and accept challenges by learning and adjusting to new technology and processes. Quality/results-oriented sense of urgency in the performance of duties. Ability to work safely and demonstrate safe and reliable practices and behaviors. Ability to interact in a positive manner and treat co-workers and supervisors with dignity and respect, work to resolve conflicts, and make good decisions using sound judgment, processes, and purpose.

We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sexual age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

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