Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Materials and Tests Technician II - Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Drive truck and trailer requiring a Class A Commercial Driver's license (CDL) to transport drill rig and support equipment to project sites. Drive a pickup truck and drill rig or other equipment as needed. Serve as Bridge Foundations drill rig operator, including equipment preventative maintenance and minor repairs. Will be required to safely move, drag, lift, load and unload various heavy equipment, materials and supplies with or without assistance, work under adverse weather conditions (extreme hot or cold), and work in or near the path of moving vehicles or difficult terrain. 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 coordination, preparation, and completion of exploratory boring projects to include clearing of utilities, meeting with property owners, surveying, water level monitoring, and closure of boreholes. Assist the Soil Mechanics Unit with Cone Penetration Testing and obtaining samples of undisturbed soil specimens for use in laboratory testing. Perform laboratory support; provide lab testing assistance to geotechnical labs as needed. Provide highway traffic control during drill rig mobilization on project sites. Must be available for overnight travel and occasional long workdays. Job location is 1400 Highway 2.