Bridge Foundations Drill Rig Assistant - 4-day week - will train! - Hwy Materials and Tests Technician II
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Transportation - Agency 27

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Classification Salary Range:
$15.69 - $26.48

Job Posting:
JR2023-00000824 Bridge Foundations Drill Rig Assistant - 4-day week - will train! - Hwy Materials and Tests Technician II (Open)

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Job Description:
The Materials and Research Division at the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has an exciting opportunity for you to work 4 days a week (Fridays off) and be a part of a friendly team doing important work that positively affects communities statewide!

We provide free training and support to get your Class A CDL, mentorship and on-the-job training, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous paid time off that begins accruing immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% of employer-paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Annual pay increases and wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, supportive teammates

Pay range is $17.960 - $26.476 per hour. The pay rate may be commensurate with education and/or experience within fiscal constraints if approved.

This position is classified as a Highway Materials and Tests Technician II. If unable to fill at the II level, will consider applicants at the Highway Materials and Tests Technician I level (pay rate for this level of classification is $16.008 per hour).

Job Duties:

• Travel the state and perform field testing during exploratory borings, including sample logging, collection, and preservation.
• Perform and assist in drilling operations for mud slurry-drilling and hollow stem drilling.
• Assist in the clearing of utilities, meeting with property owners, surveying, water level monitoring, and closure of boreholes.
• Log soil boring and record sample information, create geologic profile, and obtain samples of undisturbed soil specimens (Shelby tubes) for use in laboratory testing.
• Provide highway traffic control during drill rig mobilization on project sites.
• Use survey equipment to obtain the elevation of boring locations.
• Perform equipment preventative maintenance and minor repairs.


Highway Materials and Tests Technician II level: Experience in highway construction inspection, or materials testing, or similar material laboratory operations.

Highway Materials and Tests Technician I level: No specific education, training, or experience is required for entry to this class.


  • Field construction experience.
  • Experience working with drilling equipment.
  • Experience operating construction equipment.
  • Experience in soil exploration.
  • Class A CDL.

  • A valid driver's license is required and possession of a Class A Commercial Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire is also required.
  • Requires overnight and out-of-town travel for up to four days a week.
  • The work week is four, ten-hour days with Fridays off (may occasionally have to work on a Friday).
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

  • Computer experience with Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment.
  • Ability to safely lift up to 80 pounds, use hand tools and work under adverse conditions such as extreme heat or cold, in or near the path of moving vehicles or difficult terrain.
  • Ability to use a handheld GPS device to locate boring locations.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit:

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.

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