Soils Foundation Technician 20065073/20064998 – (1800021I)


Travels throughout state (100%) to operate earth drilling equipment (e.g., LoDril rig) & any combination of basic, standard, & complex equipment (i.e., see HTES glossary for definition of complex equipment; including but not limited to excavator, crawler or truck mounted, 44,000 pounds or more; truck, class 8 or less, combination vehicle towing trailers in excess of 10,000 pounds; milling machines, self-propelled; sewer cleaner 17 tons or greater; dozer) to assist in construction & maintenance operations (e.g., excavates & grades ditches, constructs & maintains roads & bridges, digs channels, loads &/or transports all levels of equipment & materials, cleans waterways &/or perform similar operations; places asphalt & stone; performs snow & ice control & related maintenance duties by operation of snow plow with spreader, brine dispensing equipment & dump truck with attachments) & to drill holes, gather soil samples & install piling to stabilize terrain & prevent slips. Performs general highway maintenance duties which vary by season (e.g., cuts brush, grass & other vegetation; applies chemicals to vegetation; patches & seals berm & pavement; mixes mortar & concrete; shovels backfill; installs & repairs catch basin & stream channel & completes other drainage work; screens bleeding surface; reshapes/digs ditches/trenches; pours hot tar; removes trash; repairs/replaces/straightens street &/or traffic signs & other route markers; installs & repairs guardrails); performs bridge maintenance duties (e.g., cuts & removes deteriorated concrete; mixes, pours, finishes & waterproofs new concrete; builds, repairs & replaces headwalls & wooden bridge decks). Recommends repairs, troubleshoots problems & conducts pre-trip inspections of equipment.
Performs emergency response & clean up; performs traffic control (e.g., flags traffic through work zone or around accident site; sets lane closures; places high water signs; erects barricades); performs general labor & maintenance functions at garage; loads & unloads freight; arranges stock in warehouse; moves equipment.
Performs minor repairs & maintenance on equipment (e.g., sharpens, sands, welds, paints, refuels & lubricates; checks tires for wear & pressure; replaces light bulbs; washes & cleans trucks & equipment to prevent rusting); changes tailgates & snowplow blades; performs miscellaneous labor & bookkeeping tasks; operates two-way radio/base station; telephones crews for emergencies; cleans offices & work area; keeps daily records & logs (e.g., fuel sheets, material check sheets); responds to general inquiries from public (e.g., gives directions; explains traffic delays; explains work underway); assists stranded motorists (e.g., telephones for needed assistance).


6 mos. trg. or 6 mos. exp. in operation of heavy earth drilling equipment (e.g., truck mounted earth auger, hollow stem auger, drive rod equipment, high speed wire-line core drill, front end loader, drag line crane, backhoe or earth mover) & related safety practices; valid Class ‘A’ commercial driver’s license. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above. Knowledge of earth drilling safety practices. Skill in maintenance of drilling equipment*; operation of earth drilling equipment (e.g., truck mounted auger, hollow stem auger, drag-line crane). Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures; demonstrate strength to lift 75-100 lb. augers, 75-100 lb. rods & 25 lb. wrenches; carry out detailed but basic written or oral instructions. (*)Developed after employment.

Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License w/tanker endorsement without airbrake restriction

Position is 100% Travel – with overnight travel required; will be working outdoors including during inclement weather.

If this position is filled internally, the wage rate will be determined in accordance with the contract.

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration

*IMPORTANT NOTE: If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations, due to a disability, should notify the office so that proper arrangements can be made.

Work Locations:

District 9 HQ

650 Eastern Ave.

Chillicothe 45601

Organization: Transportation – District 09

Classified Indicator: Classified

Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit

Schedule: Full-time

Work Hours: Operational need

Compensation: $17.61

Unposting Date: Jun 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM


***** Applications are available for this position online at *****

Please note that the Ohio Hiring Management System has changed and will require all applicants to establish a new account.

All external users must go to and create an account, even if they have applied in the past. Click on “Search for State Government Jobs” in red.  To find the vacancy announcement, you will need to go to the left side of the page and look for the Job Field Category, then click on Transportation.

All applications must clearly indicate how the minimum qualifications &/or position specific minimum qualifications, if applicable, are met.  Applications that do not, will not be given consideration.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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