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Civil Engineering Technician

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for a Civil Engineering Technician for our construction team in Lewistown.
This position serves as a Field Project Technician with the District and is responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications. Duties include performing laboratory testing, collecting samples of a variety of materials, perform testing and determining procedures to follow based on the type of material sampled. This position is also responsible for assisting with staking and surveying logistics and performing a variety of other related duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Varied Shifts - Typically 40-hour work weeks will be offered. Overtime may be available. This position involves travel as the majority of the work is performed at construction sites.
High school graduation or GED. The required knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, including coursework in algebra, geometry, or trigonometry.
The position requires aptitudes or experience in construction-related fields. This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy. Salary will be determined by education and experience. Experience in highway construction is preferred but not required.
Band 2: Combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, including coursework in algebra, geometry or trigonometry.
Band 3: The position requires two (2) years of experience in highway construction or related field (e.g., laboratory testing, transportation design, engineering, etc.), including inspection, sampling, testing, and/or surveying.
The position involves some travel as the majority of the work is performed at construction sites or fabrication plants
Special Information:
The Montana Department of Transportation is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted before midnight on the closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.
All documentation required establishing preference as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.
Please Note: If you provide an e-mail address on your application, all correspondence will we sent to that e-mail address.
A valid Montana drivers license is required. Driver's record will be verified.
Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant's permanent driving records. Compliance with Montana Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #3-0134, "Addendum to Rick Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are a condition of employment.
No moving agreement will be offered.
This position is an MPEA union position. This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non--bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. Additional
If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, contact the HR Generalist.
Essential functions involve significant physical demands related to carrying equipment and samples over rough terrain, climbing and bending. Extensive overnight travel throughout the District in excess of 2,000 miles per month and working outdoors in all types of weather.
The work environment involves harsh or caustic fumes, dust, extreme temperatures, wind, rain, and snow. Hazards associated with the work can be significant. The majority of the work is performed at construction sites or fabrication plants involving traffic passing the work site and working around heavy machinery such as front-end loaders, pavers, scrapers, rollers, and forklifts. The work also involves and risks associated with working with hazardous materials such as hot asphalt, lime, acids, and other chemicals. The risks of the work are such that extensive training in safety practices and procedures is required. Due to the nature of work elements (hot asphalt, heavy equipment, etc.) and hazardous tasks such as work around moving traffic and taking samples from hot plants, there is potential for significant injury.
The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.
Women are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
A moving agreement will not be offered.
MDT Core Competencies:
Communication
Teamwork
Adaptability/Flexibility
Workplace Safety
Problem Solving/Decision Making
Personal Accountability
Leadership/Developmental Orientation



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