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Highway Engineering Asst

Date Posted:  Jan 17, 2023
Requisition ID:  418529

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46219


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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the 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. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $42,900.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


CDL Positions: Candidates with a current CDL will earn an additional $1 per hour for this position. Candidates without a CDL will be given 90 days to obtain their CDL, with training and reimbursement provided by INDOT, and will then earn an additional $1 per hour upon successfully obtaining their CDL.


Location: This position is located in INDOT's Division of Materials and Test located at 120 South Shortridge Road Indianapolis.

About the Job:

The laboratory technician performs the necessary tests associated with the accredited laboratory.  This includes being responsible for the proper preparation of samples, execution of test procedures, checking of test data, calculations and input of test data, calibration and maintenance of test equipment and maintaining proficiency on existing and new test procedures.  Technician may also visit material producer’s plants, construction jobsites or INDOT facilities to collect material samples for testing. Technician will perform snow and ice removal as required.

A Day in the Life:

Employee follows established procedures and practices.  Employee is responsible for completion of job assignments and accuracy of records, forms, reports, and technical information disseminated.  Employee must communicate tactfully and effectively with contractors and representatives of material suppliers.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver license.
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days.
  • Required to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather.
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team.
  • The ability to read, interpret and follow technical documents such as AASHTO, ASTM, INDOT specifications, and Indiana Test Methods (ITM);
  • Basic knowledge of and the ability to operate and maintain material testing equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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