State of Washington Classified Job Specification
BRIDGE TECHNICIAN 2
In the Bridge Design Section and Washington State Ferries: These positions differ from a Bridge Technician 1 position in that the Bridge Technician 2 prepares technical sketches using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). These positions differ from a Bridge Engineer 1 in that Bridge Technician 2’s do not independently complete structural design plans.
In the Bridge Preservation Office: The Technician is trained in bridge inspection, National Bridge Inventory (NBI), Bridge Management Systems (BMS), Washington State Bridge Inventory System (WSBIS), laptop data recording techniques, non-destructive testing (NDT), Under Bridge Inspection Truck (UBIT) operation, and Rogliss use. Perform work such as: traffic control, writing bridge inspection reports for simple bridge inspections, and coordinating inspection trips. Serves as a bucket operator in 3-man UBIT inspections under close supervision. Retrieves bridge records to assemble basic load rating packages, and information from databases. Compiles and maintains information files, reduces field data and notes, or serves as co-inspector. These positions differ from the Bridge Engineer 1 in that the Bridge Engineer 1 is responsible for the UBIT operation, maintenance, and repair.
Performs simple geometric calculations;
Serves as a bucket operator with a 3-member Under Bridge Inspection Truck crew;
Assists lead inspectors with coordination of bridge inspections;
Write routine inspection reports for simple bridges;
Acquires, coordinates and maintains technical data and databases.
Reduces field data and notes pertaining to bridge inspection and evaluation;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: operate computers; acquire, coordinate and maintain technical data; communicate effectively in verbal and written English language.
An Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology, surveying, or drafting OR
Completion of an accredited vocational/technical program in Civil Engineering Technology, surveying, drafting, structural detailing, engineering design
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years as a Bridge Technician 1, Maintenance Technician 1- Bridge, or Transportation Technician 1
Two years experience in computer aided drafting (CAD).
Note: Possession of a valid driver's license may be required. Some positions may also require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), without air brakes restriction.
Class Specification History
New class code: (formerly 66385) effective July 1, 2007