Welding and Nondestructive Evaluation Inspector – Civil Engineering Specialist 1
Highway Division – Technical Services
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We are recruiting for a welding and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) inspector to join our Quality Assurance Unit in Milwaukie. This vital position inspects the welding, materials, and nondestructive evaluation of fabricated steel structures and performs nondestructive testing and general inspections. This important work ensures that our structures are safe for all Oregonians.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
- This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, 06/01/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
- This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Independently inspect and test welded steel structures.
- Perform nondestructive testing on weldments to verify quality and acceptance.
- Test and inspect painting and paint preparation operations for steel structures.
- Review and verify documentation of welding procedures, welder qualifications, and material certifications.
- Prepare inspection reports and submit for product acceptance decisions.
- Perform sampling, testing, and inspection activities for fabricated construction materials.
- Independently schedule, organize, and perform nondestructive inspections of existing, in-service steel bridges, sign bridges, sign support structures, and illumination and traffic signal poles.
- Coordinate activities with region bridge inspectors, district maintenance crews, or other agency personnel.
- Respond to questions from engineers related to inspections.
- Perform routine testing, calibration, and maintenance of nondestructive testing equipment.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience.
An associate's degree in engineering technology or surveying from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and two and one-half years of engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must show independent work or senior team work.
Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must show independent work or senior team work.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A current, valid American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification is required at time of application to be considered eligible for this position.
- Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
- Possession of current NDE certificates and experience related to those methods.
- Technical report writing training and experience.
- Experience troubleshooting quality control versus quality assurance disparities.
- Must drive a passenger vehicle daily in cities and on highways statewide.
- Must work daily in steel and concrete fabrication plants with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, overhead hazards, and walking hazards.
- Must work in, on, above, and below existing and in-service steel structures using ladders, man lifts, articulated snooper cranes, and climbing in all types of weather and traffic conditions. This can occur daily while on monthly field inspections.
- Scheduled hours may vary and overtime may be required.
- Frequent statewide travel required, including overnight travel.
- Must wear personal protective equipment, including steel-toed boots.
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, 06/01/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.