Engineering Technician I - II

Quality Assurance Technician I-II (Hot Mix)

Recruitment #052223-UFBA11-550800

Summary Statement

Position provides Quality Assurance testing on materials used in the construction of State & Federally funded contracts. Position primarily responsible for sampling & testing of bituminous concrete (hot-mix), but in addition testing of Portland cement concrete, soil & aggregate, & in place materials at jobsites throughout the state for conformance to construction plans & specifications. Math is used daily, strong math skills required. The incumbent in this position may be required to lift up to 50lbs & work in inclement weather. This position is required to work overtime as needed.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Inspects infrastructures to ensure compliance with design plans, materials specifications, safety requirements, construction processes, local, state and federal codes and on going maintenance requirements; documents/reports compliance or deficiencies. 
  • Designs/develops/reviews engineering project/site layouts, alignments, profiles, studies, graphs and other related activities.
  • Compiles and records notes, sketches, test results, inspection data and other information to document compliance and/or develop designs, specifications, reports, maps and other geographically based data. 
  • Conducts various studies to be used by others to analyze needs/develop plans, record characteristics and other related activities. 
  • Conducts data analysis to determine accuracy of data collected, develop recommendations, develop corrective designs and/or ensure compliance. 
  • Tests/evaluates the quality of materials or designs to verify adherence to contracts and specifications. 
  • Obtains survey data, such as angles, elevations, points, and contours, using electronic distance measuring equipment and other surveying instruments. 
  • Calculates/measures area and volume dimensions, horizontal and vertical geometry, profile and component specifications, and material testing dimensions using calculators or computers. 
  • Operates computer assisted drafting equipment or other tools of the trade. 
  • Reads and interprets plans, specification, blueprints and other engineering documents.

Job Requirement Series

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:  

Engineering Support - Materials & Research:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of construction materials, laboratory testing, or field-testing.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. Knowledge of developing and interpreting analytical and technical documents such as reports, maps, or geographical representations of data.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician II

Engineering Support Materials & Research:

  1. One year experience in applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. One year experience in construction material testing and laboratory or field sampling procedures and equipment used in testing highway construction materials such as soils, aggregates, asphalt, hot-mix/warm-mix asphalt, Portland cement, or Portland cement concrete. 
  3. One year experience in using an automated information systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. One year experience in interpreting standard test procedures, specifications, and plan documents or technical drawings. 
  5. Six months experience in developing and interpreting analytical and technical documents such as reports, maps, or geographical representations of data.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Additional Posting Information

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization) that has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other applicable terms and conditions of employment, in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 59 and Title 19, Chapter 13 and 16.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement based on its individual terms.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.