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Independent Assurance Technician (EA4) - INDOT LaPorte District

Date Posted:  Jul 28, 2019
Requisition ID:  5024

LaPorte, IN, US, 46350

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

About the Job

Work Location:  Primary Work Location: La Porte, with Secondary work in Cass Co., Carrol Co., Fulton Co., Jasper Co., Marshall Co., Newton Co., Pulaski Co., Starke Co., St. Joseph Co., OR White Co.

Incumbent reports and is directly accountable to the District Materials Engineer. The Independent Assurance Technician (IAT) works in the District Testing Department and is responsible for implementing the Department's Qualified Technician Program and Independent Assurance Program (IAP). This position maintains and operates specialized equipment to aid in the collection of data for Indiana’s road structure.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $28,080.00 annually. Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience.

A Day in the Life

• Conducts proficiency checks on Qualified/Certified technicians through administering written exams and performing the appropriate proficiency testing on specified test methods.
• Performs comparison sampling and testing in accordance with the Department's IAP program.
• Instructs trains and assists qualified acceptance testers in proper testing procedures and in correcting deficient testing procedures or equipment.
• Maintains documentation including completion of proficiency checklists, filing paperwork, maintaining the SiteManager Database and non-comparison investigations.
• Prepares annual Department report for submittal to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
• Maintains and calibrates construction field testing equipment.
• Assists in annual audits of certified material suppliers.
• Supervises/Participates in PCC trial batch demonstrations and embankment and subbase test pad construction.
• Performs verification sampling of pre-approved materials.
• Teaches Qualification training classes as required.
• May represent the Testing Department in pre-construction conferences.
• May perform winter maintenance duties.
• Performs related work as required.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For

• Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
• An associate degree in a related area is preferred or 2 years of related experience.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Must possess a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) or must obtain within 90 days of employment.
• Basic knowledge of and the ability to operate and maintain material testing equipment.
• Must have working knowledge of computer programs.
• Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather.
• Ability to read, interpret and follow technical documents such as American Association of State Highway Transportation (AASHTO), American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), INDOT specifications, and Indiana Test Methods (ITM).
• Must be able to work independently.
• Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly;
• Knowledgeable and proficient in all sampling and testing practices and procedures involved in acceptance testing; Confident in ability to correct individuals when deficiencies are encountered.
• Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team;
• Excellent mathematical skills.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Ability to read, interpret and apply INDOT standard specifications, supplemental specifications, recurring special provisions, contract proposals, etc.
• Ability to use technical forms related to recording and calculating test results.
• Ability to use SiteManager or similar database program.
• Extensive knowledge of the Qualified Technician Program and all required acceptance test methods.
• Ability to instruct individuals in both the classroom and in the field on proper testing procedures.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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