ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1-2 State of Louisiana State of Louisiana 298 reviews

Supplemental Information

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JOB NUMBER: 03-126380-ET-02042021-LB

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineering Technician 1 or Engineering Technician 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Engineering Technician 1 – Starting salary is $11.72/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.
Engineering Technician 2 – Starting salary is $13.42/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Lynn Reed or Lela Babineaux
DOTD – District 03
Human Resources
(337) 262-6100


Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

Six months of experience in sub-professional engineering, heavy mobile equipment operation, or mobile equipment maintenance will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To participate in on-the-job training to learn basic, routine sub professional engineering tasks, as defined in the Examples Of Work Section.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from an Engineering Technician 5, 6, 7, a professional engineer or manager of the agency served.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from higher level engineering technicians by the focus on learning basic methods, techniques and procedures and by the presence of detailed instructions and close supervision.

Examples of Work

60% Assists the District Lab Engineer (Engineer 5-DOTD) and/or Engineering Technician 7 (supervisor) in the sampling and testing of construction materials for use in DOTD construction projects to ensure compliance with DOTD policies, procedures, and specifications. Performs materials testing such as asphaltic materials acceptance and verification, subsurface soil surveys, shallow borings, base and surface course acceptance measurements and construction verification for both DOTD and FHWA Record Tests. Leads a soil boring crew in the collection and analysis of soil samples used to determine roadway type.

20% Attends required training classes and receives on-the-job training in performing materials sampling and/or testing. May also provide on-the-job training or assistance to newer or lower level technicians.

10% Assists the ET 7 with the materials quality assurance documentation program by maintaining an accurate and thorough inventory of all materials samples. Keeps accurate notes of all testing conducted. Enters testing data into appropriate computer database and retrieves information and/or produces reports as necessary.

5% Assists in the proper maintenance of all testing equipment which includes routine calibration, maintenance and certification of sampling and testing equipment. May be required to certify asphalt plants, concrete plants, paving equipment and trucks.

5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary including but not limited to Emergency/Disaster support activities.

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