Highway Technician II

Wright County Buffalo , MN 55313

Posted 4 weeks ago

General Definition of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

Performs intermediate skilled technical work providing support in the areas of preliminary surveying, construction surveying, project design, and project inspection. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Sr. Engineering Technician.

Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Conducts field surveys by setting up and operating field survey equipment to locate and record project topography.

  • Checks for road alignment and flow line culvert placement; photographs and visually describes drainage ways; tests soil, pavements, and excavation areas; locates and places construction stakes.

  • Provides technical support in the design and plan preparation for highway construction projects using computer programs.

  • Prepares estimates, drawings, charts, graphs, and visual aids; computes quantities; researches land records for right-of-way activities.

  • Performs and oversees project inspections, including physical and visual inspections of and quality assurance tests on materials and soil.

  • Measures and establishes construction stakes, elevations and alignment data; notifies contractor of issues and concerns.

  • Completes paperwork and prepares reports and documentation.

  • Respond to questions and concerns from property owners and the general public regarding construction projects and surveying activities.

  • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Associates/Technical degree in civil engineering, and six years of experience in surveying, planning, inspections, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

MnDOT Inspector certification is preferred.

Selected candidate must have been the lead inspector on at least two major highway improvement projects.

Completion of the following certifications: Bituminous Street, Concrete Field, Grading and Base 1 & 2 and Erosion/storm Water Control upon hire/promotion.

A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required upon hire.

Knowledge of State specifications for highway construction and their application to various types of construction projects; knowledge of traffic control procedures and practices; knowledge of construction practices for project implementation; knowledge of engineering maps and records, and drafting nomenclature and symbols; knowledge of the practices and procedures used in determining storm water computations, culvert sizing, and drainage areas; knowledge of mathematics and its application to field surveying and engineering computations; knowledge of surveying procedures and equipment; knowledge of soil types and specifications; knowledge of County government work flows and processes; skill in the use of standard office equipment, including computer and software programs; verbal and written communication skills sufficient to effectively draft and present technical information, such as plans and layouts, and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences; reading comprehension skills sufficient to understand and interpret construction plans, surveys, and complex technical documents; interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and/or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships; ability to operate computers and micro-computers, survey application programs, ability to perform difficult technical computations and to compute and check survey computations; ability to use a hand-held computer in office and field applications; ability to pay attention to detail and effectively organize time and anticipate, plan and successfully respond to changing circumstances; ability to perform all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices; ability to communicate courteously and professionally while maintaining positive working relationships with others when carrying out all job function.

Physical Requirements:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to vibration; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).


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