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Transportation Technician 3 In-Training – Geotechnical Driller’s Helper

Company: Washington State Department of Transportation
Location: Olympia
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

About WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. The Opportunity The WSDOT Field Exploration office has an opportunity as a Driller's Helper. This is a unique opportunity for individuals that either have extensive experience in the field or for individuals who are interested in getting into the field at an entry level. At an entry or intermediate level, the responsibilities associated with the position involve assisting the driller and drilling inspector in advancing geotechnical borings, performing testing, and installing instrumentation in the borings. At the advanced level, the incumbent will work as a skilled journey level technician performing geotechnical field exploration testing and sampling according to agency, and international test methods on a statewide basis. If you enjoy working outdoors, travelling for work and physical labor, we encourage you to apply. What to Expect Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, this position will: Conduct subsurface testing and sampling for bridges, retaining walls, soil cuts and fills, rock slopes, landslides, pits and quarries statewide. Install geotechnical monitoring instrumentation, such as slop inclinometers, open standpipe piezometer, grout in place/grout not in place vibrating wire piezometers, and other equipment. Ensure that instrumentation is installed properly and within proper accordance of state policies. Operate the electric cone penetrometer and seismic cone penetrometer to collect insitu data on soil shear strength, soil pore pressure dissipation and shear wave properties of the soil. Transports testing, sampling and support equipment to and from field exploration sites. Maintain daily records on field testing and sampling activities. Qualifications The following are requirements for the TT1 classification: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Valid Washington State Drivers license. The following are requirements for the TT2 classification: Valid Washington State CDL Class A with N endorsement and without air brake restriction. Valid Washington DOE Resource Protection Training License. The following are requirements for the TT3 classification: Two years of experience performing work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent. Ability to acquire 24 hour hazwoper training when work schedule allows. It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: Mechanical and fabrication experience. Experience working on a drill crew, and/or working in the field. Experience working out of town for extended periods of time. First aid and CPR training. Flagger training with certification. Must be able to fill in and run the drilling operation when needed. Why WSDOT Work-Life Balance– We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity. Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year Plan For Your Future– WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information. Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT? How to Apply Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity. WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov Contact us For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eirik Landes at landesewsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-HQ-04161e in the subject line.

Keywords: Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia , Transportation Technician 3 In-Training – Geotechnical Driller’s Helper, Other , Olympia, Washington

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