What drives you?
At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.
Job Class: Student Worker Para ProfessionalWorking Title: Materials Lab
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 04/10/2019
Closing Date: 06/15/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation/AFSCME
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $14.47 - $15.07/hourly
Classified Status: Unclassified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The MnDOT Seeds Program is a student worker program that exists to provide a career track for college students. To be a participant in the Seeds Program, a student must fall within one of the following categories:
Click the link here to view the Seeds program informational video: Seeds Student Worker Program At a Glance
This position assists in materials testing for program delivery and special projects at the MnDOT Chemical Laboratory. The position supports laboratory chemists and technicians to conduct sample testing as directed by the laboratory supervisor.
The position is responsible for conducting routine and special tests on construction and maintenance project materials in a timely manner, recording and reporting test results using specialized MnDOT databases and assisting in the general maintenance of the laboratory.
Applicants must be in pursuit of a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, science, engineering or related technical field and have at least one year or more left in school before completing their program.
Strong knowledge of basic mathematics.
Must be proficient with the MS Office Suite (especially Excel) and other computer software.
Must be able to work independently and have strong critical thinking, problem solving, time management, and multitasking skills.
Seeds Program Qualifications:
Applicants must be a current student enrolled at a college/university, trade or technical school.
If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution they must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits.
If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, the student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off.
Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation.
You will be asked to complete an Education Verification form prior to appointment.
Applicants must be studying a field that fulfills a MnDOT need. Examples of majors that fulfill MnDOT needs:
Accounting, Finance, Business;
Communications, Human Resource, Diversity & Equity, Law, Organizational Development, Public Administration;
Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Construction Management, Environmental Studies, Land Surveying, Planning, Urban Studies;
General Studies, Administrative Support
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 for engineering applicants. Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their transcript to verify GPA prior to being invited to interview.
Applicants must have a minimum of one academic year left in their post-secondary program prior to graduation.
NOTE: Applicants must include an anticipated graduation/completion date on their resume. This information is needed to determine eligibility.
If you are applying based on economic status, you will be asked to provide information to verify income eligibility. Please go to the Seeds program income criteria webpage for details at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/income.html. If you meet the criteria you will be contacted to provide proof of your economic status.
This position requires physical abilities such as transferring materials from various size containers, making precise manual movements to adjust and operate equipment, precisely weigh and measure chemicals, and make precise visual determinations. The position also requires bending, reaching to elevated shelves and equipment, as well as moderate lifting.
BACKGROUND & REFERENCE CHECKS:
Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check
It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Driver's License Verification
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Jessica Etukudo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-366-3413.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application; interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in processing of their employment application to request an accommodations. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Equity and Diversity Office to request an accommodation by: Email ADArequest.email@example.com; or by calling Janet Miller at 651.366.4720; or using MN Relay 711.
The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html
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