Oregon Department of Transportation
Engineering Specialist 3 – Laboratory Lead Technician – Construction
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Statewide Project Delivery Branch
Construction Section / Central Materials Laboratory
Salary Range: $4,103 – $6,364
Join our team as a laboratory lead technician in the Statewide Project Delivery Branch’s Construction Section! You will be responsible for testing a variety of materials such as aggregates, soils, bituminous mixtures and petroleum products, concrete cylinders, metals, paints and chemicals. You will use attention to detail, teamwork and problem-solving skills to assist a variety of customers and managers. Apply today!
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an engineering specialist 3 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 2 ($3,721 – $5,775) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 3. Underfill training will not exceed three years.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
· Perform physical testing of aggregates, bituminous mixtures, petroleum and soils.
· Examine and evaluate test data to measure compliance to specifications.
· Recommend accepting or rejecting construction materials.
· Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers.
· Provide coordination of crew work assignments and schedules.
· Train and guide other crew members.
· Work in a laboratory environment using computer equipment and daily contact with dust, noise, hot materials, chemicals, solvent fumes and lifting of equipment or materials weighing 20-70 pounds.
· Maintain and clean equipment and work areas.
· In-state travel to construction projects or field labs required.
To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.
What’s in it for you:
Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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What we need for the engineering specialist 3:
Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An associate’s degree in engineering technology from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and four years of experience directly related to engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus two and one-half years’ engineering experience).
What we need for the engineering specialist 2 underfill option:
Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An associate’s degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering and two years of experience directly related to engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus six months’ engineering experience).
Note: If you are currently a transportation maintenance specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application, please attach section three of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. highway, sign, bridge, striping or landscape) please attach section three of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
Note: The successful candidate will need to obtain technician certification within one year of hire in at least one of the following field and laboratory test procedures: Certified Aggregate Technician (CAgT), Certified Embankment and Base Technician (CEBT), Certified Asphalt Technician I (CAT-1), Concrete Strength Testing Technician (CSTT).
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
· Experience or formal training performing materials testing.
· Experience with engineering practices, policies, guidelines and construction practices.
· Experience applying technical manuals, specifications, contract plans and other guidelines.
· Experience training, providing technical guidance and assigning and reviewing the work of others.
· Formal education in civil engineering or a related field.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023.
Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov