Iowa Department of Administrative Services District Materials Engineer in Mason City, Iowa

District Materials Engineer

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District Materials Engineer

Salary

$66,352.00 - $102,044.80 Annually

Location

Mason City - 50401 - Cerro Gordo County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

18-01698

Closing

5/20/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Dave Roeber - (641) 422-9448

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Job Description

This position is in the District 2 Office and is the District Materials Engineer (DME). This position is non-supervisory but has lead worker responsibilities in the District Materials Office.

The DME is responsible for all technical aspects of a District Materials staff responsible for inspection, sampling, and testing of materials used in the construction and maintenance of transportation systems. These responsibilities extend to materials incorporated into projects within a district and materials produced at locations within a district for transportation use within the State. Inspection of materials sources located out of the State of Iowa are also assigned to a DME. Directs or evaluates all materials inspection, sampling, and testing activities within a district on all State or Federal funded projects on primary, secondary, park, institutional, and urban systems. This includes quality control, verification, and independent assurance inspection, sampling and testing programs. These programs are designed to assure that acceptable materials are incorporated into these projects. This includes evaluation for compliance with Department and Federal requirements.

Provides inspection of materials produced or fabricated within a district inspection area (including out-of-state sources) intended for use in projects located within the State. Examples of this inspection include the production of concrete pipe, steel and concrete bridge components, bituminous materials, paints, Portland cement, lighting materials, signing materials, etc. Directs the activities of district materials testing laboratories. Directs the activities necessary to evaluate and monitor sources of highway materials in an area assigned to a district to assure that they meet Specifications and Materials Instructional Memorandum requirements.

The DME is a liaison between the Central Materials Office and the materials producers. Review material sources for initial approval. This may include inspection of the facilities, evaluation of the source's quality control plan, employee qualifications and inspection, sampling, and testing of the material produced. Records of material sources within a district or out of state are maintained by the district materials office. Sources may be naturally occurring such as aggregate sources, or material production such as ready mix concrete and hot mix asphalt plants, manufacturing plants such as precast concrete, and steel fabricator plants, Portland cement pipe, reinforcing steel, wood products and producers of other highway materials.

Individuals in the position are responsible for monitoring production of material under an approved quality control program, initiating, developing, reviewing, and approving quality control plans for the Quality Management Programs of contractors, material producers and fabricators. Examples include QM programs related to highway paving, aggregate production, structural precast and prestressed concrete, structural steel fabrication, concrete and corrugated metal pipe fabrication, reinforcing steel fabrication and coating, etc. The DME provides technical consultation services to internal and external customers such as: materials technicians, District Engineer, District Construction and Resident Construction Engineers and their staffs, District Design Engineers and their staff, County and City Engineers and their staffs, contractors, and materials producers. The DME directs implementation of the Department's Technician Training and Certification Program within the district.

Directs the review of materials incorporated in projects with State and Federal funding within a District. This is done by verifying that all materials comply with accepted procedures and current specifications. Test results and material certifications are correctly documented to the project and non-complying tests and work is addressed in an appropriate manner. The DME is responsible for the materials audit and is responsible for certifying these audits are correct and submitting them to the Office of Materials for final approval. Controls a District Materials office's budget. Provides appropriate facilities and equipment to ensure a safe and productive work environment for all employees.

Travel: This position occasionally requires some overnight travel.

License: Must possess and maintain an Iowa Professional Engineers license and a valid Class C driver's license.

Shift: Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Hours may vary. Some overtime may be required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Licensed as a professional engineer, and the equivalent of two years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience. Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board;

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a Masters degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or an area closely related to transportation engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience;

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employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineer.

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Are you licensed as a professional engineer?IF YES– How many years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience do you have? (Note - Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board)

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more work experience in the identified areas

  • Not applicable – I am not a licensed engineer

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Do you have a Master's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or an area closely related to transportation engineering?IF YES- How many years of full-timelicensedprofessional transportation or related civil engineering experience do you have?

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year or more of work experience in the identified areas

  • Not applicable – I am not a licensed engineer and/or do not have a Master's degree in any of the specified areas

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If you are an employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch): How many years have you spent in the classification of Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa?

  • No experience to less than six months of work experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Six months to less than twelve months of work experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Twelve months or more of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Not applicable – I am not an employee of the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

http://www.iowadot.gov/index.html#/services

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