State of Washington Classified Job Specification
BRIDGE TECHNICIAN 1
This is an in-training classification within the Washington State Department of Transportation, Bridge, and Structures Office or Washington State Ferries. These entry level positions perform semi-skilled bridge technical tasks such as: coordinate technical data acquisition and maintain supplemental information data files; transfer as-built construction notes to record drawings with manual drafting techniques; perform simple geometric calculations for developing bridge data, develop vertical and horizontal dimensions, etc., related to reports and bridge designs; retrieve and store bridge file records; prepare simple technical drawings. Operate a computer utilizing basic computer concepts and software applications. Tasks are performed under the guidance and close supervision of a Bridge Engineer.
At this level the technician is learning fundamental terminology of bridge engineering, inspection, equipment, safety training, and office procedures.
Learns bridge design and inspection related tasks;
Researches plans and contract documents for engineering information;
Performs simple geometric calculations; develops simple technical details using manual detailing or computer aided detailing techniques;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: higher-level mathematics such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry; drafting fundamentals.
Ability to: operate computers.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
Completion of technical courses from three of the following areas:
• Higher level mathematics such as Algebra, Trigonometry, or Geometry
• Basic computer
Note: Employees will be advanced to Bridge Technician 2 after successful completion of the Bridge Technician In-Training plan.
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: 11-9-01
New class code: (formerly 66380) effective July 1, 2007