Materials Lab - Seeds Student Worker Para Professional

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

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 Details

Job Class: Student Worker Para ProfessionalWorking Title: Materials Lab

  • Seeds Student Worker (2 Vacancies)

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

  • Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $14.47 - $15.07/hourly

Classified Status: Unclassified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

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:

  • a minority; or
  • a Recently Separated Veteran (RSV);
  • economically disadvantaged;
  • a student with a disability;
  • a woman in a STEM or non-traditional field.

Click the link here to view the Seeds program informational video: Seeds Student Worker Program At a Glance

Job Description

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements

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.

Additional Requirements

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

  • Education/License Verification

  • Driver's License Verification

Application Details

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.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Jessica Etukudo at jessica.etukudo@state.mn.us 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.dot@state.mn.us; 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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