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Plant Inspector|Tester (TT3, In-Training)

  • ... Renton, Western Australia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 84117 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Plant Inspector|Tester (TT3, In-Training)   

JOB TITLE:

Plant Inspector|Tester (TT3, In-Training)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Renton Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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
WSDOT I-405/SR 167 Program is currently seeking is seeking to fill multiple Plant Inspector/Tester positions to support our Renton Office.
The I-405/SR 167 corridor is a multimodal transportation network that extends 40+ miles within three counties in the Puget Sound region.
By joining this team, you would benefit from being part of a fully co-located, blended team with strong career growth opportunities as the I-405/SR 167 Program and its partners work to deliver over $2 billion in funded projects.


This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work on a very large-scale design-build projects.
Our top candidate will be comfortable performing a variety of duties in accordance with WSDOT standards to support the delivery of multi-million-dollar design-build projects within the I-405/SR 167 corridors.
These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training, which allows you to progress upward through the Transportation Technician field and achieve the goal class level.
As the Plant Inspector & Tester, these positions are responsible for performing project inspection, materials testing on concrete and asphalt.
These positions are also responsible for performing a variety of construction and environmental engineering tasks for construction administration and monitoring environmental permit conditions in support of engineering projects and the construction office.


Note: This position includes an approved in-training plan; therefore, it may be filled at the Transportation Technician 1, 2 or 3 level depending on experience.
The salaries for these classifications are as follows:


Transportation Technician 1: $45,599 - $61,009 annually depending on qualifications
Transportation Technician 2: $55,251 - $74,340 annually depending on qualifications
Transportation Technician 3: $62,596 - $84,117 annually depending on qualifications

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Plant Inspector/Tester will:


  • Perform materials tests such as embankment compaction testing, gradation for aggregates, making grout cubes, and other tests as required.
  • Collect samples and document results, completing paperwork for the material tests performed and samples collected.
  • Test and record materials in accordance with WSDOTs best practices for Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build projects.
  • Interpret highway construction plans, specifications, and special provisions and monitor the contractors work for one or more major aspects of a project.
  • Assist in all phases of structures inspection including checking foundations excavation, pile driving, position of reinforcing bars, checking placement of concrete into forms and backfill.
  • Complete inspector daily reports, force account sheets, and other required documentation.
  • Perform on-site inspections and provide oversight to the Design-Builder and contractor on environmental related construction activities to ensure that project activities are consistent with permit conditions, the contract, and environmental and legal regulations.

Qualifications
An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 1 position will have:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 2 position will have:
  • An associate degree in civil engineering technology, surveying, drafting or other closely related field.
OR
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience performing basic technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 1 or equivalent.
OR
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker or equivalent.

An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 3 position will have:
  • Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent.
OR
  • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training
OR
  • A bachelors degree in engineering

In addition, the following are required at all Transportation Technician levels:
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • Ability to transport up to 50 lbs.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Experience reading and interpreting environmental permits and conditions.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
    ).
  • Knowledge of WSDOT materials documentation procedures and materials testing procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

Important Notes
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work.
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
  • In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position.
    For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements.
    Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT).
    For more information, please visit www.
    uscis.
    gov .

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 12 paid holidays, full-time employees may earn up to 25 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 of 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.
All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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.


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 Plant Inspector/tester # 80525 in the subject line.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

84117 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707123309-b5a2a8270d41a58872040dc2e316d94a

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Renton

Job Origin:

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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
WSDOT I-405/SR 167 Program is currently seeking is seeking to fill multiple Plant Inspector/Tester positions to support our Renton Office. The I-405/SR 167 corridor is a multimodal transportation network that extends 40+ miles within three counties in the Puget Sound region. By joining this team, you would benefit from being part of a fully co-located, blended team with strong career growth opportunities as the I-405/SR 167 Program and its partners work to deliver over $2 billion in funded projects.

This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work on a very large-scale design-build projects. Our top candidate will be comfortable performing a variety of duties in accordance with WSDOT standards to support the delivery of multi-million-dollar design-build projects within the I-405/SR 167 corridors. These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training, which allows you to progress upward through the Transportation Technician field and achieve the goal class level. As the Plant Inspector & Tester, these positions are responsible for performing project inspection, materials testing on concrete and asphalt. These positions are also responsible for performing a variety of construction and environmental engineering tasks for construction administration and monitoring environmental permit conditions in support of engineering projects and the construction office.

Note: This position includes an approved in-training plan; therefore, it may be filled at the Transportation Technician 1, 2 or 3 level depending on experience. The salaries for these classifications are as follows:

Transportation Technician 1: $45,599 - $61,009 annually depending on qualifications
Transportation Technician 2: $55,251 - $74,340 annually depending on qualifications
Transportation Technician 3: $62,596 - $84,117 annually depending on qualifications

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Plant Inspector/Tester will:


  • Perform materials tests such as embankment compaction testing, gradation for aggregates, making grout cubes, and other tests as required.
  • Collect samples and document results, completing paperwork for the material tests performed and samples collected.
  • Test and record materials in accordance with WSDOTs best practices for Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build projects.
  • Interpret highway construction plans, specifications, and special provisions and monitor the contractors work for one or more major aspects of a project.
  • Assist in all phases of structures inspection including checking foundations excavation, pile driving, position of reinforcing bars, checking placement of concrete into forms and backfill.
  • Complete inspector daily reports, force account sheets, and other required documentation.
  • Perform on-site inspections and provide oversight to the Design-Builder and contractor on environmental related construction activities to ensure that project activities are consistent with permit conditions, the contract, and environmental and legal regulations.

Qualifications
An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 1 position will have:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 2 position will have:
  • An associate degree in civil engineering technology, surveying, drafting or other closely related field.
OR
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience performing basic technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 1 or equivalent.
OR
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker or equivalent.

An ideal candidate for the Transportation Technician 3 position will have:
  • Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent.
OR
  • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training
OR
  • A bachelors degree in engineering

In addition, the following are required at all Transportation Technician levels:
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • Ability to transport up to 50 lbs.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Experience reading and interpreting environmental permits and conditions.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Knowledge of WSDOT materials documentation procedures and materials testing procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

Important Notes
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work.
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
  • In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov .

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 12 paid holidays, full-time employees may earn up to 25 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 of 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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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.

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 Plant Inspector/tester # 80525 in the subject line.

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