Engineering Technician - Repost
Dakota County - Township of Empire, MN

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DEPARTMENT: Transportation
HOURS: Full-time
HIRING RANGE: $40,100 - $43,300 /year (B24 DBM Level)
LOCATION: Rosemount/Empire Township
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013

The Engineering Technician performs work of a moderately difficult and complex operational nature in survey, construction inspection, and roadway design activities according to assignments and assists in the management of the Local, State and Federal Aid accounts. Work is reviewed by technical or professional staff for accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Associate degree (A.S., A.A.) or two-year technical certificate AND
· Up to one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school in Civil Engineering Technology AND
· Up to two years of specific roadway construction and survey related experience


· An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required license(s):
· Valid Driver's license

Duties & Responsibilities:

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Inspects and monitors the progress of construction projects to ensure state specifications and project specifications are met by contractors. Resolves or refers complaints between contractors, landowners, utilities and/or public agencies.
2. Documents and prepares reports regarding progress, materials used, test results, or other information required by project, state or federal agencies. Review and track labor compliance and EEO data submitted by the Contractor in accordance with state and federal law.
3. Perform topographic, location and construction surveys with a variety of survey equipment. Utilize Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect data for design calculations and construction stake out. Conduct survey work with conventional total station and automatic level.
4. Computes horizontal and vertical alignment, hydraulic calculations, and extent of property requirements for right-of-way to determine design alternatives. Computes earthwork, roadway surfacing, drainage, landscaping quantities and other engineering calculations to determine pay items and cost estimates.
5. Test aggregate, soils, bituminous, and concrete to ensure compliance with state regulations.
6. Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-4 are essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment:

· Knowledge of civil engineering practices and principles and surveying practices and principles.
· Skill in the use of personal computers, drafting equipment, design software, survey software, and field survey equipment.
· Knowledge of data collectors and associated software.
· Knowledge of engineering nomenclature, plans, records, and maps, drafting nomenclature and symbols, and contract management methods and procedures.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with staff, contractors, survey personnel and the general public.
· Ability to conduct field construction activities of a project.
· Knowledge of advanced mathematics and its application to field surveying and engineering computations.
· MnDOT Technical Certification as Level I & II Bituminous Street Inspector, Level I & II Concrete Field Inspector, Level I & II Grading and Base Inspector.
· Skill in the use of databases, spreadsheets, and other office software.
· Knowledge of the State Aid Accounting System, project funding types, and State Aid rules.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 30% inside/70% outside. Must be able to perform the following on an occasional to frequent basis: bending, turning/twisting, kneeling, climbing, reaching out, grasping, fingering and lifting up to 74 pounds. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, dust, dirt, and noise. Equipment used but not limited to include: small hand tools, power and larger hand tools, personal computer, printers, telephone, cellular phone, calculator, copy and fax machine, video equipment, personal safety equipment, electronic drafting equipment, and survey instruments.

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435 (contact 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)

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