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Date:  May 19, 2023

Edwards, IL, US, 61528

Job Requisition ID:  27365

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 06/02/2023 
Salary:   $3,920 - $6,775 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Peoria  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   NR916 - Protech Teamsters  

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Laboratory Technicians.


The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.


Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:


  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is accountable for assisting in developing, monitoring, and performing laboratory tests on samples of materials that are being incorporated into highway construction projects. 


Subordinate Personnel: None Direct 

Direct Coordination: 5 to 8 Laboratory Technicians

Number of Tests: 500-1000 Annually
Value of Materials Tested: $10 to $20 Million Annually

This position reports to the Laboratory Supervisor, as do 5-8 seasonal Laboratory Technicians. There are no direct subordinates who report to this position. 

This position is accountable for performing essential tests on soils, aggregates, Portland Cement Concrete (PCC), and bituminous mixtures, recording data, and issuing reports. This position also assists with the management of the bureau's motor vehicle pool and other resources. 

A typical problem with this position entails ensuring that the material producer and the construction field personnel receive information on time to modify, adjust, or revise production methods so as to qualify the product for state project use. The greatest challenge of this position entails developing and maintaining a schedule which ensures that the necessary testing of materials is accurate and completed on schedule. 

The incumbent is personally accountable for performing required tests on soils, aggregates, PCC, and bituminous mixtures, calculating test results, preparing reports, and inputting data into the Materials Integrated System for Testing Information and Communication (MISTIC) system. 

The incumbent must be able to work independently to accomplish their responsibilities. Matters of a highly sensitive or complex technical nature are referred to the immediate supervisor for resolution. The incumbent is constrained by all department policies and procedures. 

The incumbent has internal contacts on a daily basis with supervisory and technical field employees primarily from the Bureau of Project Implementation. The incumbent's primary external contacts are with contractors, suppliers, and producers of road construction materials. Travel is required within the district. 

The performance of the incumbent can be measured by the ability to test and approve only high-quality materials that conform to department specifications and to reject materials that do not conform to approved standards. 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

Principal Accountabilities

1.    Performs required tests on soils, aggregate, and mixture samples submitted for testing as prioritized by the Laboratory Supervisor.
2.    Issues reports of test results in a timely manner.
3.    Ensures that all reports are accurate and entered into the MISTIC system in a timely manner.
4.    Assists with the management of the bureau's motor vehicle pool and other resources.
5.    Coordinates with the seasonal Laboratory Technicians.
6.    Maintains a positive work relationship with material producers, suppliers, contractors, and construction field personnel.
7.    Transports samples, paperwork, etc. between the district laboratory and central office as required.
8.    Performs other duties as assigned.
9.    Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.


Position Requirements

•    Education/Experience

  • Completion of two years of college in civil engineering technology, pre-engineering, or a job­related technical/science curriculum PLUS thirty months of engineering experience OR
  • Six years of engineering experience

•    Ability to lift 50 pounds
•    Valid driver's license
•    Districtwide travel

Position Desirables

•    Working knowledge of mathematics, including trigonometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computations
•    Working knowledge of materials testing and laboratory testing equipment.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills

Work Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 6500 W US Highway 150 Edwards, IL 61528-9435  

Work Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation, Region 3/District 4/Bureau of Project Implementation
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Transportation; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  



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