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Inspector / Field Technician- DOT Focus

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
vision insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), stock options, profit sharing
United States, Michigan, Ann Arbor
May 04, 2024

Inspector / Field Technician- DOT Focus


Ann Arbor, MI

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Civil Field Technician
Location: Michigan, Ohio, or Indiana Fishbeck offices
Primary Responsibilities
Fishbeck is seeking a full-time Civil Field Technician to work in one of our Mid-West offices. The primary duties of this position include field observation and documentation of construction contractors' activities for conformance with contract requirements. Applicant must be willing to travel and work in an outdoor environment. This is a great opportunity to get experience on a variety of projects and develop a career in field inspection.
Essential Functions

  • Prepare thorough inspector's daily reports (IDRs) detailing the status of the work, including verification of work completed, item postings and materials associations, and jobsite conditions. Work with office technicians on proper IDR procedures and submit IDRs in a timely manner.
  • Complete and submit required calculations, sketches, and applicable forms, including but not limited to, Inspectors Daily Report of Concrete Placed, Permit to Place, Inspector's Daily Record of Contract Removal Items, Minimum Wage Rate Interview, Mobility Report, Jobsite Poster Checklist, and Drilled Shaft Inspection Report forms.
  • Verify and document that construction adheres to contract requirements. Communicate with appropriate senior staff on issues of non-compliance.
  • Assist with Requests for Information.
  • Serve as liaison between the contractor and senior technician or engineer to resolve constructability issues or questions.
  • Communicate, as needed and appropriate, with project team and stakeholders including project engineer, senior technician, testing technicians, survey staff, contractors, business owners, and residents.
  • Work closely with senior technicians and engineers to verify and document proper execution of project designs.

Minimum Physical Requirements
Ability to stand and sit as needed on project sites. Ability to drive a motor vehicle to reach work sites; ability to maneuver project sites with uneven terrain. Ability to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Desired Education
Associates degree or equivalent experience.
Desired Degree
Associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Concrete Technology, or similar, or, equivalent experience.
Desired Job Experience

  • 2-5+ years' experience performing inspection on DOT projects is a plus. Experience performing inspection for municipal or local agency projects is acceptable.
  • Experience with or knowledge of DOT documentation requirements and use of Field Manager/Fieldbook is a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with good driving record and be available for occasional travel, long hours, and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, follow direction, and work independently.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel is a plus, but not required.

What we offer
Our staff members enjoy a comprehensive compensation package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Wellness reimbursement and activities
  • Reimbursement and support for tuition, continuing education, and professional/personal development
  • Vacation and sick time, volunteer PTO, parental leave, and paid holidays
  • 401(k), profit sharing, and stock options (we're 100% employee owned!)
  • And more!

About Fishbeck

Fishbeck is one of the premier professional consulting firms in the nation, with 15 regional offices and more than 650 employees. Engineering, environmental sciences, architecture, and construction management are the cornerstones of Fishbeck's services and integrated project approach. We are a hands-on and design-orientated practice with the technical capabilities and understanding to take the largest projects from internal concept to completion. Our team of experts takes pride in our commitment to reliability in design, connection to our clients, and creativity at our core.

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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