Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Materials Technician 3

Division of Materials Testing

Recruitment #200617-8626FE-001


Do you want to be part of a phenomenal team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks applications for a Transportation Materials Technician 3  position in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction, Division of Materials Testing, in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. This position is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

The current duties for this position involve the physical testing of asphalt pavement core samples to determine the density of the material.  Materials Technicians may be required to work nights, weekends, and overtime. Applicants must possess a valid Driver's License.

The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, alternate work schedule options and a multitude of other benefits. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.

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Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job posting. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and must have a valid Driver's license. Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application. This position may be assigned to perform field work with exposure to year round weather conditions, traffic and/or construction.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisory references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Materials Technician 3 vacancies that occur in the Division of Materials Testing in the next twelve (12) months. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jackie Ouellette at and reference TMT3 #30598.


In the Department of Transportation, Division of Materials Testing this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in materials testing field and laboratory inspections, including inspections of bituminous plants, and chemical or physical testing and analysis of construction, maintenance, and other materials.


WORKING LEAD: As assigned by the supervisor: may distribute, prioritize, oversee and review work of a field or central laboratory staff; may provide staff training and assistance; may conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations; may act as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs or other outside officials such as construction personnel, vendors and producers regarding laboratory policies and procedures and/or problems with materials; may recommend policies and standards; may prepare reports and correspondence of tests and analyses including graphs; performs related duties as required.

ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Prepares recommendations regarding suitability of materials used in construction or maintenance of transportation systems; establishes and maintains procedures; performs assurance sampling and material inspections and testing; assists in directing research on new materials or modification of old materials; may make recommendations concerning product certification in meeting specific contract specifications; may witness welder certification tests; may assist in the purchasing of instrumentation; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of physical and/or chemical properties, specifications, and uses of construction materials; considerable knowledge of principles and practices prescribed by the American Society for Testing Materials, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the federal government for chemical and physical testing of transportation construction and maintenance materials; considerable skills in performing calculations; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to perform chemical and/or physical tests and analyses; ability to calibrate equipment and standardize reagents; ability to utilize computer software; some lead ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the chemical and/or physical analysis of transportation construction or maintenance materials, including independent performance of tests such as extraction gradation, slump and air content for cement, and concrete cylinder tests.


College training in natural sciences, construction technology, civil engineering or other related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to lead a team of two to three technicians to manage seasonal fluctuations in the number of samples tested and transmittals processed. Familiarity and knowledge of CTDOT Hot Mix Asphalt specifications, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word and possession of any NETTCP certification(s) is preferred. In addition, this position requires the ability to understand and interpret test results and the ability to identify and rectify errors to ensure accuracy of test reports. Close collaboration with Engineers responsible for the overall testing and analysis of Hot Mix Asphalt within the Department is required on a daily basis. 


1. NUCLEAR DENSITY UNIT: Incumbents in this class may serve as the Department's Radiation Safety Officer and be designated to hold a United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission license.
2. STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATION SECTION: Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a Certified Welding Inspector Certificate and/or Nondestructive Testing Level III Certification in accordance with procedures set forth by the American Welding Society for nondestructive testing.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury due to toxic fumes, chemicals, dust, or heavy machinery or equipment; may occasionally be required to lift heavy objects; may be exposed to environmental conditions such as noise or heavy traffic.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.