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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Engineering Lab Technician / Sr. Lab Technician
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Job Description

Ada County Highway District

is now accepting applications for the following position

Engineering Lab Technician /Sr. Lab Technician

Full-time, non-exempt position with a starting wage range of $14.74 - $16.94/hr. for a Lab Tech.,
and $17.83 - $20.50/hr. for a Sr. Lab Tech. Closes 3/21/19.


Primary Responsibilities:

Engineering Lab Technician & Sr. Lab Technician:

• Conducts sampling and testing of soils, aggregate, asphalt, and concrete to assure minimum District standards and specifications for construction materials are met (in the field and laboratory), and also completes the necessary documentation for each test. Both the Engineering Technician and Sr. Engineering Technician interact frequently with District inspectors and contractors.

Sr. Engineering Lab Technician:

• Additionally, performs technical materials tests and supervises other employees in the performance of their standardized laboratory tests. The incumbent often functions as the lead technician for field sampling and materials sample gathering.



Engineering Lab Technician & Sr. Lab Technician:

• Knowledge of basic construction and engineering practices and procedures, and ability to perform basic mathematic equations is required. Experience using Excel is also required.

• A valid Idaho driver’s license is required. Must be able to lift/move up to 100 lbs. frequently and be able to obtain a Safety Certification for Nuclear Devices within 6 months.

• Any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge may be acceptable.

Sr. Engineering Lab Technician:

• Additionally, must have considerable knowledge and experience with laboratory and materials testing equipment, practices and procedures. Knowledge of basic construction and engineering practices and procedures, and ability to perform complex mathematical equations is required. Experience using Excel is required. Must be fully WAQTC qualified and certified to use the Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge.


ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

A completed ACHD Employment Application is required for each opening which must be submitted to HR by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the job. Complete job details, qualifications, and applications are available at 3775 Adams St., Garden City, or at www.achdidaho.org.


An AA/EEO/ADA Employer - Preference may be given to veterans
who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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About Ada County Highway District

ACHD offers help to parents and children who are looking for a safe route to school. You can request a personalized map and route by contacting Bryan Huey at 387-6147, or email him at bhuey@achdidaho.org . A local effort: ACHD devotes local funds and resources to provide safe routes to school in Ada County. ACHDâ?Ts efforts go above and beyond the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)â?Ts Safe Routes to School Program, which makes federal funding available through grants. ACHD applies for federal grants, but has historically been a leader in locally funded safe routes to school improvements.