Engineering Technician

Description :

JOB TITLE: Engineering Technician

DEPARTMENT:      Secondary Road Department
REPORTS TO:       CountyEngineer
FLSA STATUS:      Non-exempt


Under direct supervision, functions as design engineer, assists with surveying and provides technical drafting of plans and surveys and provides inspection on construction projects.


Functions as design engineer and works on technical drafting, surveying, and inspection, research and design projects.  May occasionally provide direction to less seasoned staff.

 Assists the county engineer and/or assistant in making contact with landowners to purchase right of way.

 Prepares and/or provides input to engineer for the preparation of reports related to department operations as required by local, state, and federal regulations.

 Provides technical assistance and reviews completed work for accuracy and completeness.

 Compiles information needed to conduct surveys such as notes, maps, deeds and other records.

 Prepares and maintains accurate notes, records and sketches of work performed or data collected; verifies accuracy of data.

 Compiles records and/or prepares progress reports on construction projects.

 Conducts inspection on bridges and culverts, and completes reports.

 Performs or supervises the performance of lab and field tests on materials used on construction projects.

 Responsible for examining the quality of finished projects for conformity to standards.

 Responsible for inspecting work of contractors on construction projects to verify compliance with plans and specifications, including traffic control for the safety of the contractor and the traveling public.

 Assists with surveys needed for design and construction of various types of highway projects.


May be called upon to serve on county safety committee and assist with administration of various safety policies and programs.


Must possess high school diploma or GED.  Graduation from a job related 2-year Associate’s Degree program such as Civil Engineering technology and 4 or more years of job related experience can be considered in lieu of the Associate’s degree.

 Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and able to obtain a CDL.  Must have or be able to obtain certification as an Iowa DOT aggregate, asphalt cement concrete, and Portland cement concrete plant inspector.


Stands and walks much of the time.  Must be able to walk on uneven and unstable surfaces such as at construction sites or roadway and ditch embankments.

 Must be able to use such hand tools as a hammer, sledge hammer, spade, shovel, ax, or pick ax.

 While sitting operates equipment such as a computer and other office equipment.

 Operates inspection and testing equipment both in the field and in a lab.

 Operate surveying instruments (including total station) and related accessories such as level rods, measuring tapes and range poles.  Must be able to drive and automobile and or pick-up.

 Ability to do moderate to heavy lifting (50 to 100 lbs) is required.


First Aid/CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Extinguishers and Operation, Hazard Communication, Work Zone Traffic Control and Safety.


Work is performed both in an office setting and outside.  Outdoor work environment may involve exposure to extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions, moving machinery, noise, dust, vibrations and fumes.


Marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties have been excluded from this job description. 

 All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective employees are encouraged to discuss possible accommodations with the county.

 Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee in the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. 

 The county reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.







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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled