State of Michigan Transportation Technician 8/9/E10 - Bureau of Bridges & Structures in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

Function at the entry/intermediate/experienced level to perform or oversee engineering technical support activities statewide, including drilling soil borings, coring, and in-situ materials testing. Perform technical and/or automated drafting activities in such specialized areas as geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, for the purpose of laying out and preparing soil boring log sheet drawings for new or existing facilities, roadways, bridges, property and maps. Perform surveying technical work of a variety of surveying activities related to geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and coring investigations for roads, building sites, bridges, environmental sites. Perform routine maintenance on drilling and other specialized equipment used for geotechnical investigations. Train seasonal employees.

Position Description


Required Education and Experience


Possession of an Associate's degree in concrete technology, civil technology, construction technology, surveying technology, construction management, mathematics, or computer science.


Transportation Technician 8

No specific type or amount is required.

Transportation Technician 9

One year of experience equivalent to a Transportation Technician 8.

Transportation Technician E10

Two years of experience equivalent to a Transportation Technician, including one year equivalent to a Transportation Technician 9.

Alternate Education and Experience

Transportation Technician 8 - 12 Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Applied Science with 16 semester hours (24 term) credits in job specific or related course work qualifies for the Transportation Technician E10 level.


Completion of 60 semester (90 term) credits including 24 semester (36 term) credits in any combination of course work in the following areas: structures, materials, soils, hydrology, surveying, design, bituminous, concrete, aggregate, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental science, computer science, highway or traffic technology, construction management, engineering, or mathematics may be substituted for the associate's degree.


Four years of technician level experience consisting of quality control inspections, drafting, materials and testing, surveying, or traffic may be substituted for the Associate's degree.


Current certification in bituminous (hot mix), concrete, density testing, or aggregate gradation and one year of related field experience may be substituted for the associate's degree.

Additional Requirements and Information

Possession of a valid Driver's License.

Possession of a valid CDL Group A with air brakes and N or X Endorsement.

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Salary: $16.10 - $26.33 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Transportation

Job Number: 5901-18-BOBS-11-TS

Closing: 9/19/2018 5:00 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit: TECHNICAL (SEIU)

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766