Hwy Materials and Tests Technician III
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:
Transportation - Agency 27

Lincoln Job Posting

Hiring Rate:

Classification Salary Range:
$20.75 - $30.59

Job Posting:
JR2023-00001066 Hwy Materials and Tests Technician III (Open)

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Job Description:
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Materials and Research Physical Test Lab performs quality assurance testing for many different construction materials used on Nebraska roadways. In this position, you will help prepare and perform tests, analyze data, and review certifications to ensure the materials submitted meet the pertinent material standards. This job includes both destructive and nondestructive testing of reinforcing steel, high-strength bolts, and anchor rods, certification reviews of guardrails, concrete and plastic pipe, and other transportation-related materials. You will have opportunities to train on inspections of culverts, high mast light towers, and cantilever signs. The lab has three other team members, and we're looking for another great teammate to share our experience and positive work environment.

We reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• 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% employer-paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• 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, inviting teammates

Pay range is $20.754 - $30.594 per hour. The pay rate may be commensurate with education and/or experience within fiscal constraints if approved.

Job Duties:

Job duties in the Physical Testing Unit of the NDOT Materials & Research Division will include a laboratory setting while testing various project and maintenance materials related to bridge and highway construction, as well as evaluating new and current highway products. You may also assist others in charge with the on-site inspection of various bridges, lighting, traffic control, sign structures, high mast towers, timber, guardrails, culverts, and other drainage structures.


High school education or the equivalent and experience in highway construction inspection or materials testing or other laboratory operations.


Regular and reliable attendance is also required.


  • Competent computer skills (Microsoft Office Products, Outlook, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of AASHTOWARE software
  • Knowledge of inspections - related to highway construction products
  • Ability to read plans and interpret specifications such as NDOT, ASTM, and AASHTO specifications relating to unit activities.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs and work at heights above ground level (i.e., on or around bridges given proper safety equipment)
  • Strong work ethic and motivation
  • Independently organized
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing (typical correspondence includes contractors, NDOT personnel, plant managers, and the coordination of testing and inspection-related activities).


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: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits

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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