RABA KISTNER, INC.

Construction Inspector IV

US-TX-Austin
2 days ago
Job ID
RKI0021/17
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
10
Category
Infrastructure
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Under general supervision, inspects construction activities to ensure compliance with project plans, approved shop/working drawings, project documents and specifications in accordance with established procedures;   reporting observations orally and in writing to direct report.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect construction activities in accordance with established quality procedures and evaluate compliance with project plans, specifications, shop drawings and other project related documents
  • Prepare and submit accurate, legible, comprehensive and complete testing and/or inspection reports on a daily basis in accordance with established quality procedures
  • Review plans, specifications, general notes and shop/working drawings for assigned activities prior to performing assigned duties
  • Perform field tests on materials and completed work using standard methods established by AASHTO, ASTM or other agency with appropriate, properly calibrated testing equipment
  • Perform mathematical calculations using basic algebra (fundamental laws, algebraic expressions), geometry, and the trigonometric functions of right triangles
  • May train less experience workers on work methods
  • May serve as lead worker for less experienced workers
  • The safe utilization, storage and maintenance of all documents and tools
  • Contact assigned direct report for priorities and deadlines for assigned tasks
  • Update of Direct Report on progress and delays on every task or assignment
  • Safe usage and maintenance of individually assigned company vehicle and field equipment including use within company policy
  • Carry out assigned duties in accordance with established procedures
  • Meets directed priorities and deadlines
  • Maintenance of certifications at the time of employment or obtained during employment
  • Collection, preparation and transmittal of samples to laboratories
  • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example
  • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report

Qualifications

 

  • Graduation from high school or GED certification.  A person in this position generally, but not necessarily has a minimum of 10 years’ experience in roadway, and related facilities, construction inspection or NICET Level III certification in Transportation Engineering Technology (Highway Construction).  Related experience and/or education may be evaluated to substitute for on the job experience
  • Shall possess a valid driver’s license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet firm’s auto insurability requirements

THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING ARE PREFERRED:

  • Completion of Troxler Manufacturing or equal radiation safety course to utilize nuclear gauges
  • Completion of State specific Technician Training and Certification Program (TTCP) for applicable testing/sampling procedures, or ability to complete within 6 months of employment
  • ACI Field Testing Technician Level 1

Successful applicants without the above certifications or training may be required to pursue successful attainment of the certifications.  Related experience may be substituted with the approval of the client.

 

CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Highway construction plans, construction inspection procedures, and specifications
  • Material testing procedures

WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • The State specific Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices or National Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices approved by the Federal Highway Administrator as the National Standard
  • Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Materials used in highway construction
  • Personal computers and the use of applicable software 

ABILITY TO:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to communicate problems, status of work, daily reports, etc.
  • Lift 60 lbs.
  • Move 100 lbs.
  • Work under exposure to inclement weather conditions
  • Read and understand plans, specifications, instructions, labels, reports, etc.
  • Travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain
  • Prepare and maintain records, files, and reports
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external personnel
  • Use hand tools such as sledgehammers, shovels and picks
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Problem solves
  • Coordinate work activities, interpret engineering plans, and instruct
  • Ability to drive company vehicle, manage and complete all assigned jobs, efficiently and on time 

REQUIRED TO:

  •  Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm
  • Wear personal protective equipment
  • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of Corporate Policy Manual

SKILL IN:

  • Proficiently performing tests on materials in the field to determine acceptability

SPECIFIC SKILL SET NEEDED/10+ YEARS IN THE FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION ITEMS:

  • Its – Intelligent Traffic System – Installation
  • Traffic Signals – Installation and Maintenance
  • Roadway Illumination – Inspection
  • Overhead Sign Structures – Inspection
  • Highway Guide Signs

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works outside and is subject to weather conditions
  • Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards and dangerous chemical/solvents if proper safety procedures are not followed
  • Exposed to noise, dust, fumes, radiant and electrical energy
  • Works on ladders and scaffolding
  • May work protracted or irregular hours
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours due to client needs (i.e. other than 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and/or other than Monday through Friday.)
  • Work related responsibilities require travel out of town to RABA KISTNER offices, client offices, and project locations

Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.

Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.   Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

HR Contact:  Mary Clark 210-694-3625

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