Engineering Technician/ Senior Engineering Technician

Goodhue County Human Resources   Red Wing, MN   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on September 13, 2021
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The Engineering Technician serves Goodhue County by surveying for, designing and inspecting highway projects.  The Engineering Technician works within a team and must therefore have effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills.  Excellent organizational and technical skills are essential in this position. Engineering Technicians perform work in the outdoor elements 50% or more of the time with seasonally demanding hours.

The primary responsibilities include:

Conducting preliminary field surveys for road and bridge projects Preparing CAD based construction drawings Utilizing construction plans and computerized survey equipment to provide construction zone staking Inspecting, monitoring, and documenting construction projects Sampling and testing materials used to determine compliance within specifications and maintaining records Performing calculations to determine cost estimates and pay quantities Helping resolve issues among contractors, landowners, utilities and public agencies Conducting bridge safety inspections and maintaining records

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Minimum Qualifications

Engineering Technician: An Associate or technical degree in a related field OR two years technical experience in highway engineering or a related fields. Qualified applicants must possess a valid driver's license.

Senior Engineering Technician: Two year post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering Technology or approved equal, and four years of on-the-job experience.  At a minimum 7 of these 9 MN/DOT Technical Certifications are required to qualify for this position: Aggregate Production, Grading and Base 1 & 2, Bituminous Street 1, Concrete Field 1, Bituminous Plant 1, Concrete Plant 1, Bridge Safety 1, and the Construction Installer – Erosion Control course offered by the University of Minnesota. Candidate must also prove that they desire to obtain further technical certifications.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of civil engineering principles, design, practices and instruments; mathematics; engineering plans, specifications and documents; highway constructions materials, practices and records; along with the ability to prepare accurate drawings from field data is highly desirable. CAD experience is preferred.


County employees receive generous compensation and benefits. The Engineering Technician is compensated at salary grade 82 ($49,982 - $71,406).  The Senior Engineering Technician is compensated at salary grade 83 ($55,155 - $79,331).

The County's comprehensive benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, health savings account, employer paid life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave and 12 paid holidays per year.  County employees are eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. For more information, review the 2021 Benefits Overview.