TNCM05-10494-Construction & Maintenance Technician-Thermopolis

Salary:  $15.56 – $19.45 Hourly

Location: Thermopolis, WY

Job Type: Full Time

Department: 045-WYDOT-Chief Engineer – District Construction

Job Number: 10494

 

Description and Functions

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Construction and Maintenance Technician located in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This position performs a variety of tasks including, inspections, testing, surveys on preliminary designs and construction of highway projects as well as performs winter maintenance of the highways including snow plowing, hauling materials, and equipment maintenance.

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Human Resource Contact: 307-568-3427

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Maintains and operates complex equipment safely and proficiently.
  • Trains incumbents in the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Provide work direction to Highway Maintenance Assistant employees.
  • Under limited supervision, flags traffic and sets up traffic control devices.
  • Responsible for rehabilitation of roadway surfaces and traffic control devices such as signs and highway striping.
  • Responsible for maintenance of equipment and facilities in rest area, including water and wastewater treatment.
  • Attends and completes all required training in order to obtain/maintain required certifications, perform inspections, and learn new skills.
  • Communicates information in order to update others as to work status and/or process effectiveness.
  • Utilizes special computerized equipment.
  • Performs duties involved in removing snow and ice from roadways.
  • Inspects construction projects.
  • May prepare, review, maintain and file construction project records, estimates, and reports.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conducts aggregate gradation testing, density testing for earthwork and surfacing, and concrete testing.
  • Performs survey tasks such as drive stakes, hubs, hold tapes, hold rod, and instrument operation.
  • Performs minor surveying computations such as slopes, areas, volumes, cuts, and fills, etc.
  • Inspects pipe backfill and fill construction.
  • Inspects paving operation to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs minor engineering computations such as areas, volumes, material spread rates, etc.
  • Tests, samples and reports materials proposed to be used in construction projects.
  • Reviews and learns test methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Performs testing and sampling on bridges and roadways for analysis.
  • Reviews and learns traffic control methods, manuals, and procedures.
  • Sets up, maintains, and removes a safe traffic control plan under live traffic conditions.
  • Maintains traffic control devices in the field; performs traffic control duties.
  • Assist in the investigation of existing roadways for forensic study.
  • Assists in gathering samples, providing a safe working zone, flagging, etc.
  • Ensures that proper equipment and supplies are loaded and in good working condition.
  • Performs more complex lab tests of samples, and documents results for QA/QC purposes.
  • Serves as a technical resource for other employees; attends and completes all designated training sessions in order to maintain required certifications,  performs inspections.
  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding project information and courses of action/consequences, on smaller projects.
  • Oversee smaller projects and/or components of larger projects.
  • Assists in permitting processes to obtain water, gravel, plant site, and surveying agreements and aids in the renewal and file maintenance of these agreements.

 

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of state highway pavement marking and signing standards
  • Knowledge of specifications, standard plans, policies, and procedures, rules, regulations, and traffic control standards.
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State requirements for proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Knowledge of basic equipment operation for single and tandem axle trucks, loaders, and tractors.
  • Knowledge of Safe Work Procedures, First Aid and CPR, Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used in completing tasks.
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials Response Procedures.
  • Knowledge of materials testing. Surveying methods and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection which includes interpretation of plans and specification.
  • Knowledge of documentation of project records.
  • Knowledge of communication with supervisors and contractors.
  • Knowledge of working towards a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of working outdoors and a variety of weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of material testing, ability to perform complicated computer calculations;
  • Knowledge of survey methods & ability to apply such as uploading & downloading of survey files.
  • Knowledge of computers and calculators.
  • Knowledge of surveying.
  • Knowledge of contract time, administration & contract changes.
  • Knowledge of engineering computations/formulas.
  • Knowledge of core drilling equipment, pneumatic & electric jackhammers and hand tools.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Associate’s Degree (typically in Engineering)

Experience:
0-1 year of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Assistant

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must have the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:
2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Assistant

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must have the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License

 

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand/sit and operate equipment for long periods of time
  • Work in adverse environmental conditions
  • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.

 

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