Engineering Lab Technician / Senior Lab Technician

Ada County Highway District   Garden City, ID   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on July 20, 2021

Engineering Lab Technician / Senior Lab Technician

Ada County Highway District is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Lab Technician or Senior Lab Technician in the Material Testing Lab. Starting wage for the Lab Technician is $14.74 - $16.94 per hour, DOQ, and the Senior Lab Technician wage is $17.83 - $20.50 per hour, DOQ. This position includes an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities:

Engineering Lab Technician & Senior Lab Technician: · Conducts sampling and testing of soils, aggregate, asphalt, and concrete to assure minimum District standards and specifications for construction materials are met (in the field and laboratory), and also completes the necessary documentation for each test. Both the Engineering Technician and Senior Engineering Technician interact frequently with District inspectors and contractors.

Senior Engineering Lab Technician: · Additionally, performs technical materials tests and supervises other employees in the performance of their standardized laboratory tests. The incumbent often functions as the lead technician for field sampling and materials sample gathering.

Qualifications:

Engineering Lab Technician & Senior Lab Technician: · Knowledge of basic construction and engineering practices and procedures, and ability to perform basic mathematic equations is required. Experience using Excel is also required. · A valid Idaho driver’s license is required. Must be able to lift/move up to 100 lbs. frequently and be able to obtain a Safety Certification for Nuclear Devices within 6 months. · Any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge may be acceptable.

Senior Engineering Lab Technician: · Additionally, must have considerable knowledge and experience with laboratory and materials testing equipment, practices and procedures. Knowledge of basic construction and engineering practices and procedures, and ability to perform complex mathematical equations is required. Experience using Excel is required. Must be fully WAQTC qualified and certified to use the Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge. 

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