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Assistant Materials and Fabrication Inspection Supervisor (TE4)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Extended closing date to grow applicant pool.*


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 HQ Materials Lab Fabrication Inspection Office is currently seeking a highly skilled Transportation Engineer 4 to serve as the Assistant Materials and Fabrication Inspection Supervisor. This position supports highway construction projects statewide by providing expert and timely inspection of highway materials being fabricated and shipped to project work sites. Under the supervision of the Transportation Technical Engineer (TTE) this position is responsible for leading and supervising Transportation Engineer 2's and Transportation Engineer 3's, to include managing inspection calls, updating inspection calendars, and delegating inspection assignments. It is also responsible, at the discretion of the TTE, for leading and training TE2's and TE3's in other duty stations. 


What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Assistant Materials and Fabrication Inspection Supervisor:

  • Serves as a statewide technical program specialist in the inspection of various shop fabricated materials.
  • Samples, tests, and inspects fabricated products and evaluates the quality of materials and workmanship.
  • Reviews results of nondestructive tests such as magnetic particle, ultrasonic, and radiographic inspection to determine acceptability. 
  • Inspects materials to identify nonconforming materials as early in the fabrication process as possible. 
  • Monitors the manufacturing processes, witnesses, or performs tests or measurements of the completed product, collects and reviews all required documentation to assure compliance with Contract Provisions, and approves the finished product for shipment.
  • Identifies materials for acceptance in accordance with WSDOT Construction Manual and identifies items containing steel for foreign or domestic content. 
  • Advises project and supplier personnel of materials found to be unacceptable and answers questions relative to materials involved.
  • Assists in performing and documenting verification inspection audits on Design Build projects. 


To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of fabrication inspection experience at the Transportation Engineer 3 level or four (4) years' experience in construction acceptance inspection.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License to be able to drive in the state of Washington. 
  • Possession of a valid Passport, or the ability to obtain a valid passport within three months.
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Grade I-Field Testing Technician Certification (Certification required within 9 months from start date of this position)
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Level I Certification (Certification required within 9 months from start date of this position)
  • Certified Welding Inspector by either the American Welding Society or the Canadian Welding Bureau.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Level I Certification
  • American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level I training in the areas of Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, and Dye Penetrant Testing


Important Notes 

  • International travel to other countries including Canada is required.



  • 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!
  • Tuition Assistance - Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.  
  • 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. 

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the "References" section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 


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, Amanda Strebeck, at strebal@wsdot.wa.gov . Please be sure to reference Assistant Materials and Fabrication Inspections Supervisor in the subject line.

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