Job Opportunity

Highway Materials and Tests Technician II

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble
402-479-3661
valerie.kimble@nebraska.gov
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/

Full/Part Time:

Full

Primary Duties:

(Location-Lincoln, NE)
Serve as Bridge Foundations drill rig assistant, including equipment preventative maintenance and minor repairs. Perform field testing during exploratory borings, including sample logging, collection, and preservation. Perform and assist in drilling operations for mud slurry-drilling and hollow stem drilling. Assist in the clearing of utilities, meeting with property owners, surveying, water level monitoring, and closure of boreholes. Assist the Soil Mechanics Unit with Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and obtaining samples of undisturbed soil specimens (shelby tubes) for use in laboratory testing. Provide highway traffic control during drill rig mobilization on project sites. Use handheld GPS device to locate boring locations. Use survey equipment to obtain the elevation of boring locations. Drive truck and trailer requiring a Class A Commercial Driver's license (CDL) to transport drill rig and support equipment to project sites. Drive a pickup truck and drill rig or other equipment as needed. Use hand tools, and work under adverse conditions such as extreme heat or cold, in or near the path of moving vehicles or difficult terrain

Skills:

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in highway construction inspection, or materials testing, or similar material laboratory operations.

PREFERRED: Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Field construction experience. Experience working with drilling equipment. Experience in soil exploration. Experience operating construction equipment.

OTHER: A valid driver's license is required and possession of a Class A Commercial Driver's license is also required or the ability to obtain one within 60 days. Must be available for overnight and out of town travel for up to four days a week. The work week is four 10 hour days with Friday's off (occasionally may have to work on a Friday). Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to safely lift up to 80 pounds, use hand and power tools, and work under adverse conditions such as extreme heat or cold, in or near the path of moving vehicles or difficult terrain. Ability to use handheld GPS device to locate boring locations. Ability to use survey equipment to obtain the elevation of boring loca

Timeline:

Continuous

Compensation:

$16.77 Hourly

Benefits:

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