GeoMaterials Specialist

  • Job Reference: 24-07034
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Company: NC Department of Transportation
  • Location: Polkton, North Carolina
  • Salary: $46,817 to $81,930
  • Bonus/Benefits: Full State Benefits including Pension!
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Government & Defense
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply at by June 18.
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The Challenge
We are hiring an experienced Geomaterials Specialist to join our Materials & Testing team.
In this role, you will work on projects across North Carolina and:
  • Serve as one of our Materials and Tests Unit’s 7 Geomaterials Field Specialists (GFS).
  • Help our Geomaterials Field Supervisor with the logistics of scheduling and presenting Materials and Testing training classes.
  • Perform internal audits and standardized testing equipment inventories.
  • Provide specialized training to state staff and contractors to enhance development, efficiency, and consistency in geomaterials testing for highway construction.
  • Ensure authorized users meet rules and regulations in the Radioactive Materials Licensure program, that includes controlling use and transportation of portable nuclear density gauges.
  • Investigate materials-related unsatisfactory test results and disputed assessments.
  • Help respond to project audits by the NC Office of the State Auditor.
  • Assist with research to evaluate new products and methods.
What You Bring
  • Demonstrated ability to convey technical instruction concepts and instruction techniques to training staff, including analyzing staff competencies in using these techniques with students.
  • Demonstrated ability analyzing findings and using sound judgment when recommending corrective actions based on materials investigations, technician assessments, and project audits.
  • Demonstrated ability assessing proficiency of technicians to ensure compliance with testing and inspection methods in classroom and field inspection environments.
  • Excellent communications skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers in the areas of inspection, sampling, testing, and certification.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and using databases.
  • Ability to safely navigate hazardous work situations at highway construction projects and material/product stockpiles while following in-house safety procedures.
Bonus Points!
We are very interested in candidates with:
  • knowledge, experience, and certification in sampling and testing asphalt, aggregate, concrete and soils materials used in highway construction.
  • HiCams database experience.
Education & Experience
  • Associate's degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Technology, or related discipline, and
  • 6+ years progressive technician experience; or
  • High School/GED Diploma, and
  • 8+ years progressive technician experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Call me:  Linda Jones at 919-329-4000.
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