Engineering Technician 1 / 2

City of Eugene   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 16, 2023
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 The Engineering Technician 1/2 performs skilled technical duties relating to public improvement projects, which includes engineering surveys, 3D computer drafting and design, developing plans for construction, and inspection of projects in accordance with city, state and federal standards and requirements. Works as team member with other technicians and engineers.

The Engineering Technician 1 employee is considered to be on a continuing training status and expected to work towards obtaining the skills required of the Engineering Technician 2 level. Once the employee achieves the required skill level has been achieved in CAD, survey, and inspection, the employee's classification flexes to an Engineering Technician 2.

Salary Range:

  • Engineering Technician 1: $30.58 - $38.14/hourly; $63,606.40 - $79,331.20/annually
  • Engineering Technician 2: $33.43 - $41.66/hourly; $69,534.40 - $86,652.80/annually

The City of Eugene determines starting pay within the range based on relevant education and experience as provided by the applicant in their application materials. This process is consistent with the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA).

Benefits:  Please click the apply button and look for the Benefits Tab to view the City of Eugene’s competitive package options.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Produces a wide variety of construction plans, topography maps, survey maps, earthwork calculations, etc., using 2D and/or 3D computer drafting and design when appropriate.
  • May develop traffic signal plans for new construction and may develop lighting designs using lighting design computer software.
  • Inspects signal, illumination, street, sidewalk, sewer, storm drain, swale, rain garden, parks, natural resource, erosion control, striping and signing, traffic control, airport, and other project sites as assigned for adherence to plans and specifications, including state and federal requirements; schedules inspections with contractors; performs quality testing of materials and construction or coordinates testing with others; issues memos to contractors for changes or corrections and verifies work was accomplished; calculates quantities and prepares monthly pay estimates; reviews claims and makes recommendations, maintains records of work-site activity, materials used and other pertinent information.
  • Performs utility locates of existing utilities.
  • Inspects construction of non-City utilities for compliance with City utility installation policy. Reviews and evaluates plans and installations in-field for accuracy, adequacy, and possible conflicts or problems. Resolves routine field engineering problems and suggests solutions to complex conflicts and problems on construction projects, including but not limited to traffic control and erosion control issues. Directs and evaluates changes.
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Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences.

The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, or will have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, meet the minimum qualifications for the Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician 1:

Experience and Training:

Associate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field and one year experience in construction surveying, computer aided drafting, and/or construction inspection; or Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering or closely related field.

Engineering Technician 2:

Experience and Training:

Associate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field and three years’ experience in construction surveying, computer aided drafting, and/or construction inspection; or

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related field and two years’ experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices used in civil engineering.
  • Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and State traffic control principles and procedures.
  • Principles and practices for stormwater and water quality treatment, erosion and accessible public rights-of-way design.
  • Construction materials and methods and of materials testing. Construction specifications.
  • Local, state, and federal codes as they relate to design standards and construction activity and safety.
  • Surveying principles and procedures
  • Trigonometry, basic electronics, and basic lighting physics. Inspection procedures.

License or Certificate:

Possession of or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon driver's license.

Ability to obtain the following certifications within a reasonable amount of time. Typically obtained within twenty-four (24) months.

  • Flagger
  • Traffic Control Supervisor
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT):
  • General Construction Inspector
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) Inspector
  • Environmental and Erosion Constructor Inspector Traffic Signal Inspector (CTSI)

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