This position will serve as the lab technician in the Cordes Junction Materials Laboratory, under the direct supervision of the Cordes Junction Lab Supervisor and performs laboratory testing of soils, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, asphalt mixtures, and other routine testing of highway construction materials. This position is responsible for performing tests in accordance with ADOT's Materials Testing Manual and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard procedures, and other duties as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor. This position requires knowledge of the Materials Quality Assurance Program to ensure the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements are met in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations. Duties also include transporting samples and travel to assist the other ADOT laboratories, primarily those within the Prescott Region (Prescott Regional, Kingman, and Yuma Laboratories), with materials testing when the workload demands. This position will require the technician to occasionally work overnights and weekends. The technician is also responsible for entering test results into FAST, maintaining all required certifications and training, cleaning the lab area, maintaining a safe work environment, and repair or verification and calibration of laboratory testing equipment.
Perform a full range of laboratory tests on soil, aggregate, asphaltic concrete, and Portland cement concrete for highway constructions projects in the Cordes Junction lab.
Receive training as required and become proficient with new procedures implemented in the lab.
Clean the laboratory and maintain a safe work environment.
Utilizing a state vehicle pick up, transport and deliver materials for lab testing.
Review special provisions to apply specifications that supersede standard specifications to materials to be tested.
Input test data into the FAST system.
Methods, procedures, and techniques used in highway construction as it pertains to materials sampling, testing, and documentation
Federal, state statues, and agency standard, policies, and procedures applicable to the areas of assignment
Approved record keeping and documentation methods, procedures, and techniques
Materials and equipment used for highway construction purposes
Standards and methods of materials testing and materials inspection
Function at a high level without distraction during work hours
Learn and implement new and evolving test methods and equipment
Consistently perform repetitive procedure with precision and accuracy.
Receive and understand instruction and direction
Interpret complex test results and determine causes of non-conformance to projects plans/specifications
Safely and correctly operate complex and potentially dangerous materials testing equipment
Practice proper safety protocol with regard to hazardous materials and extreme temperatures
2 years of experience in a materials lab
Strength certification from American Concrete Institute
Soil/Aggregate certification from Arizona Technical Testing Institute
Asphalt certification from Arizona Technical Testing Institute
This position will require a physical
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). If considered, PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment allows a record review and reference check. The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR and record review/ reference check.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.