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Lab Tech II

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

date_range 20-Jan-2023

Job Description




This is the mid-level experienced technician level of work performing a variety of technical engineering support tasks. Employees perform transportation engineering materials testing and inspections. Specific duties depend on job assignments and may include construction and/or maintenance material inspection and performing tests on soils and other construction materials. Work conditions vary depending on assignments and are performed in the office, laboratory or in the field with exposure to varying weather conditions and rough terrain and requirements for walking, standing, bending, and lifting loads weighing up to 50 lbs; may require working in close proximity to traffic on highways and bridges. Employees in this position may be required to work various shifts and on weekends depending on assignment. Employees in some positions in this classification may be required to travel and be available for work in any part of Maryland and the surrounding states, subject to change of assignment, as work requires. Work is performed under the supervision of an engineer or higher level technical employee.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience in technical engineering related work in the areas of material testing, drafting, basic engineering computations, soils or rock drilling and/or computer usage directly related to specific work assignments.

Applicants may substitute education in an engineering or science curriculum at an accredited junior college, college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours per year for up to three years of the required experience.

Applicants may substitute specific material area certification as a substitute for one year of experience.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties requiring a motor vehicle operator’s license.

Employees in this classification who are required to perform Quality Assurance tests must possess certification in the specific material area outlined in the assignment, or, obtain SHA-recognized certification in technical discipline applicable to assignment within 3 months of accepting the assignment at no cost to the SHA.


i. Knowledge of basic engineering principles, practices, and methods.

ii. Knowledge of algebra, geometry, and basic mathematical calculations.

iii. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and data processing procedures.

iv. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

v. Ability to communicate effectively.

vi. Ability to physically perform essential duties.

vii. Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders

viii. Basic knowledge of specific construction materials (Asphalt, Concrete, Soils, Metals, Pavement Markings, Aggregates and/or Geotechnical).

ix. Ability to prepare material testing and inspection reports.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

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