Hennepin CountyMinneapolis 55418
Full Time
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Engineering Technician/assistant Engineering Technician

Hennepin County
Full Time Lowry Avenue Bridge, 953 County Rd 153, Minneapolis, MN 55418, United States
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Overview

The Construction division of Hennepin County's Transportation department is seeking an Engineering Technician or Assistant Engineering Technician to work on the construction inspection crew with rotations to a survey crew and/or materials testing lab.

The Assistant Engineering Technician will be provided exposure to working with a municipal government and public works at a county-wide scale. Training and the opportunity to develop professionally through formal and informal training will be provided. May 2024 graduates are encouraged to apply.

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the page.

Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed at the Public Works Facility at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility. During construction season, this position will work at various Hennepin County sites or in the office, and hybrid during the winter season as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays with overtime. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.


About the position type:

This is a full-time, benefit earning position. 


The list created from this posting will be used to fill a vacancy at either the Assistant Engineering Technician or the Engineering Technician level. Job class selection will be based on the education and experience of the applicant.
  • Engineering Technician, Assistant (Level I):  $45,200.03 - $59,084.86 Annually 
  • Engineering Technician (Level II):  $57,089.60 - $68,065.86 Annually 

This position is internally classified as an Engineering Technician, Assistant.

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This position is internally classified as an Engineering Technician.

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In this position, you will:
  • For hire as an Assistant Engineering Technician (Level I):
    • Assist in construction inspection, material testing, and construction survey activities.
    • Assist in construction staking and survey computations.
    • Perform or check basic quantity, alignment, mathematical, or geometric calculations for construction projects.
    • Read and interpret construction plans and technical specifications.
    • Observe construction activities for compliance to the project plans and specifications.
    • Perform quality control tests on construction materials.
    • Perform material testing in a lab setting on a variety of construction materials.
  • For hire as an Engineering Technician (Level II - including the above duties)
    • Perform or check more complex quantity, alignment, mathematical, or geometric calculations for construction projects.
    • May act as chief inspector on simple road or bridge construction projects; act as lead inspector in any category of materials or construction inspection of complex projects
    • May direct, train, and check the work of technicians in lower level classifications.

Need to have:

  • For hire as an Assistant Engineering Technician (Level I)
    • One of the following:
      • Completion of an approved highway/civil engineering technology or land surveying training program.
      • One or more years of experience in technical non-professional highway, land survey, geographic information systems application, or related engineering work.
      • One year of experience analyzing numerical data using computer software applications, or developing and maintaining computerized information system applications.
      • Thirty (30) college semester credits in mathematics, geography, computer science, or engineering related technical courses (or graduating in May of 2024 with an Associates or higher in one of the above fields).
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 60 pounds; climb up and down slopes; work outdoors, and around traffic in all weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Need to have:

  • For hire as an Engineering Technician (Level II)
    • One of the following:
      • Three years or more of experience in technical non-professional highway, land survey, geographic information systems application, or related engineering work.
      • Three years or more of college or technical school credits in a related engineering or computer science field.
      • Current certification as a Certified Survey Technician (CST), Level 2.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 60 pounds; climb up and down slopes; work outdoors, and around traffic in all weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Nice to have:
  • Certification(s) from the MnDOT Technical Certification Program.
  • Experience:
    • Operating survey equipment such as total station, levels, and/or tripods.
    • Operating inspection and materials testing equipment such as air tester, proctors, and Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP).
    • Using computer software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, and MicroStation.
    • Operating materials lab testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Math functions such as arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. 
    • Construction equipment, materials, and methods.
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate with staff at all levels of the organization. 
    • Maintain neat and accurate records.

About the department:

We envision a Transportation Department whose members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality county highway system. We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration and the responsible use of resources.


 
About Hennepin County:

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.



Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow.  Learn more at

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Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.



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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.



Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a background check, drug test, and driver's license check.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Marita Nguyen


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