State of Montana Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab in Glendive, Montana

If you are looking for a job offering career advancement with a high school degree, MDT is recruiting for a technician position. This position serves as a Civil Engineering Technician within the District and is responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications. Duties include performing laboratory testing, collecting samples of a variety of materials, perform testing and determining procedures to follow based on the type of material sampled. Prepares samples for testing based on the type of material and procedures outlined in the manual. Conducts a wide variety of specialized testing procedures on materials to specifications at preconstruction and construction sites; sets up trailer and other site equipment, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure safety, accurate results, proper operation, cost containment and extended life. Performs other related work as assigned.

High school graduation or GED

This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy. Salary will be determined by education and experience.

Band 2: Combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, including coursework in algebra, geometry or trigonometry.

Band 3: The position requires two (2) years of experience in highway construction or related field (e.g., laboratory testing, transportation design, engineering, etc.), including inspection, sampling, testing, and/or surveying.

Please submit college transcript if applicable. The position requires aptitudes or experience in construction-related fields. Experience in highway construction is preferred but not required for the entry level Band 2

Only electronic applications will be accepted. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service/./If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

To be considered for this position, you must submit your online application before midnight on the closing date. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.

All documents for required establishing preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

Please Note: If you provide an e-mail address on your application, all correspondence will we sent to that e-mail address.

Requires the ability to obtain a Class B Type II Commercial Driver's License. CDL must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, “State Vehicle Use,” and MDT Policy # 3-0134, “Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy” are conditions of employment.

The position involves some travel as the majority of the work is performed at construction sites or fabrication plants

If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, contact the HR Generalist.

Essential functions involve significant physical demands related to repeated lifting of up to 80 pounds (and occasionally greater weights), carrying equipment and samples over rough terrain, climbing and bending to retrieve samples, operating gas, diesel, and electrically powered equipment, extensive overnight travel throughout the District in excess of 2,000 miles per month and working outdoors in all types of weather.

The work environment involves harsh or caustic fumes, dust, extreme temperatures, wind, rain, and snow. Hazards associated with the work can be significant. The majority of the work is performed at construction sites or fabrication plants involving traffic passing the project site and working around heavy machinery such as front-end loaders, pavers, scrapers, rollers, and forklifts. The work also involves and risks associated with working with hazardous materials such as hot asphalt, lime, acids, and other chemicals. The risks of the work are such that extensive training in safety practices and procedures is required. Due to the nature of work elements (e.g., hot asphalt, heavy equipment, etc.) and hazardous tasks such as work around moving traffic and taking samples from hot plants, there is potential for significant personal injury.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

This position is an MPEA union position and is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.

Position is posted open until filled and will be reviewed weekly.

A moving agreement will not be offered.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

MDT Core Competencies:




Workplace Safety

Problem Solving/Decision Making

Personal Accountability

Leadership/Developmental Orientation

Job: *Transportation

Title: Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab

Location: Glendive

Requisition ID: 18141748

Other Locations: Wolf Point