The Olympic Region (OR) Materials Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join their dynamic team as a Transportation Engineer 3. This position would be responsible for managing the OR Quality Assurance Program and is the OR Radiation Safety Officer. In this unique role, the selected candidate will determine how to implement the Quality Assurance Program within the Region. This person is responsible for scheduling certification events and examinations for material testers. The individual selected for this opportunity must be able to test the material testers, administer trainings and support to testers to ensure that they are capable of performing their tasks.
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This position will perform the following work:
Schedule and proctor written and proficiency examinations.
Maintain and review documentation of Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC) certifications and method tester qualifications.
Perform annual audits of active WAQTC certified testers and method qualified testers.
Investigate excessive deviations on split samples and aiding in the review of reports of deviation from specified sampling and testing procedures.
Assist Project Engineer Offices with materials related software programs.
Certify private testing labs to perform materials testing on WSDOT projects.
Maintain the radioactive material license for Olympic Region.
Maintain various test records, reports and inventory of nuclear gauge storage locations.
Monitor work and schedules of the Assistant Independent Assurance Inspector and the Laboratory Manager.
Other duties as required.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
One (1) year experience as a Transportation Engineer 2; Bridge Engineer 2; Transportation Planning Specialist 2; or equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year, and current WAQTC certification for aggregates, concrete, hot mix asphalt, and in-place density of soils, hot mix asphalt, and aggregates.
Ability to inspect transportation materials/construction work for conformance with the contract during daytime, nighttime and in inclement weather.
Ability to traverse uneven, steep terrain while working adjacent to traffic and heavy equipment.
Ability to routinely lift, manipulate, and transport up to 30 pounds of various materials/equipment.
Computer skills to conduct research, store and retrieve data, perform design calculations, develop figures, and prepare correspondence and reports.
Minimum of one (1) year, and current method qualified tester for the following WSDOT tests:
T304, Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate
T606, Method of Test for Compaction Control of Granular Materials
C805, Rebound Hammer Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete
T810, Method of Test for Determination of the Density of Po1tland Cement Concrete Pavement Cores
T812, Method of Test for Measuring Length of Drilled Concrete Cores
T813, Field Method of Fabrication of 2 in (50 mm) Cube Specimens for Compressive Strength Testing of Grouts and Mortars
CI 611, Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Current certification as a WSDOT WAQTC Written Exam Administrator, or ability to become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
Current WSDOT State Materials Laboratory certification as an Independent Assurance Inspector, or ability to become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
Current certification as a Radiation Safety Officer, or ability to become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
Ability to operate a pavement core drill.
Valid driver’s license.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at ****. Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-OR-30518.
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