Soils Testing

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Bulk Disturbed Sampling Assists in obtaining sample Performs sampling techniques in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines sampling locations in accordance with plans and specifications
Assists in preparing samples Reduces samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards
Moisture-Density Relationship for Fine Soils Prepares material for testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM test methods Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM test methods Makes recommendations to project personnel to adjust jobsite processes based on varying moisture conditions Performs as QC/QA program manager responsible for jobsite quality of work
Conducts QC or QA testing Authorizes corrective action when required on a jobsite specific basis
Moisture-Density Relationship for Coarse Soils Prepares material for testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM test methods Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM test methods Makes recommendations to project personnel to adjust jobsite processes based on varying moisture conditions Performs as QC/QA program manager responsible for jobsite quality of work
Conducts QC or QA testing Authorizes corrective action when required on a jobsite specific basis
Geotechnical Exploration, Sampling & In-Situ Testing Assists in performing basic subsurface exploration crew soil boring, coring, sampling tasks Determines water levels in borings Operates drilling equipment without supervision. Performs standard subsurface exploration boring, coring, disturbed and undisturbed sampling, SPT, visual description/field classification and logging tasks and proper sample storage/transport in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Authorizes corrective action when required on a jobsite specific basis
Operates drilling equipment under direct supervision Reads plans Supervises standard subsurface exploration boring, coring, sampling, visual description and logging crew operations
Assists in performing basic subsurface exploration crew soil boring, coring, sampling tasks. Assists in performing standard subsurface exploration boring, coring, disturbed and undisturbed sampling, SPT, visual description/field classification and logging tasks and proper sample storage/transport Locates borings in field Performs specialized geotechnical field and insitu testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods
Installs specialized instrumentation (e.g. vibrating wire piezometers, pressure transducer piezometers, tiltmeters, etc.) in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods
Installs common (e.g. stand pipe piezometers, screened wells, inclinometers) instrumentation in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Assists in completion of boring logs and field test forms. Completes sample forms and test reports Completes boring logs and field test forms. Interprets completed documentation Reviews boring logs and field test forms. Issues final logs and reorts utilizing computer software. Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Aggregates

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling Determines aggregate size and identifies the different methods for building stockpiles Performs Proper Sampling Techniques in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Conducts visual inspections of stockpiles for contamination Makes recommendations for corrective action
Explains what is meant by a "designated stockpile" Reduces samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Ensures proper stockpiling practices Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Identifies the different types of field sampling equipment and how it is used
Field Testing Procures test samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Determines corrective action based on an individual test result Makes recommendations for corrective action
Lab Testing Recognizes the AASHTO/ASTM Standards relevant to laboratory testing Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Recognizes the different types of laboratory testing equipment and how it is used Determines correct steps to take based on the test results and as required by test method to address problems Makes recommendations for corrective action
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Treated & Untreated Bases

  Untreated Bases are bases in which only the addition of water has been made to the original material. Treated bases can have the addition of cement, lime, calcium chloride, etc. to control moisture, aid in compaction, etc.
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/ Testing Determines aggregate size Performs Proper Sampling Techniques in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Conducts visual inspections of stockpiles for contamination Makes recommendations for corrective action
Identifies the different methods for building stockpiles Reduces samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Ensures proper stockpiling practices Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Explains what is meant by a "designated stockpile"
Field Testing Identifies the different types of field sampling equipment and how it is used Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Procures test samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test result Makes recommendations for corrective action
Lab Testing Recognizes the AASHTO/ASTM Standards relevant to laboratory testing Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Recognizes the different types of laboratory testing equipment and how it is used Makes recommendations for corrective action
Determines correct steps to take based on the test results) and as required by test method to address problems
Mix Design Recognizes basic mix design development Explains how varying the percentage of components in a mix design affects the overall performance of that mix design Reviews, adjusts and approves changes to a mix design
Designs and approves basic mix designs
Performs preliminary mix design testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

HMA Field Testing (Virgin Mix &/or RAP)

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/ Testing Explains proper sampling techniques Procures representative samples from continuous production at the point of placement in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Makes recommendations for corrective action
Identifies equipment used to procure representative field samples Performs field tests as required in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Assists in the conduct of sampling and testing activities
Asphalt Binder Testing Assists in sampling and testing Performs binder sampling and testing procedures in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Performs equipment maintenance, calibration and setup Makes recommendations for remediation of binder problems for project use
Determines corrective action based on an individual test results
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Recycling: Field In-Place (Hot or Cold)

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/Testing Explains proper sampling techniques Procures representative samples from continuous production at the point of placement in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Makes recommendations for corrective action
Identifies equipment used to procure representative field samples Performs field tests as required in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Assists in performing sampling and testing of In-Place Recycling of HMA
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
Asphalt Binder Testing Assists in sampling and testing Coordinates with construction to performs binder sampling and testing procedures in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Coordinates with construction to performs equipment maintenance, calibration and setup Takes action to suspend producer QC Plan for deficient materials
Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Makes recommendations for remediation of binder problems for project use
 

HMA Production & QA Labs (Including Mix Design)

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/Testing Assists in performing QC/QA tests in the laboratory and on the project Performs sampling and testing of PCC samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines correct steps to take based on the test result(s) and as required by test method to address problems Makes recommendations for corrective action
Identifies the different types of lab equipment and how each is used Calibrates/inspects equipment Compares QA results against Producer's QC results Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Recognizes if the appropriate sampling and testing techniques are used Applies proper lab testing techniques Makes recommendations to correct Project or Production Facility problems
Performs basic mathematical calculations Interprets test methods and test results
Reports out test results
HMA Mix Design Recognizes basic mix design development Performs preliminary mix design testing Designs and approves basic mix designs Reviews, adjusts and approves mix designs
Explains basic mix design development and how varying the percentage of components in a mix affects the overall performance of that mix design
Asphalt Binder Testing Assists in sample preparation for testing Performs binder test procedures in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Performs equipment calibration, set-up and maintenance Takes action to suspend producer QC plan for deficient materials
Reviews test results for acceptance or corrective action Makes recommendations for remediation of binder problems for project use
Mix Verification Recognizes basic mix design development Performs checks of a production facility's mix designs by running laboratory or field mixes to verify mix properties Designs and approves mix designs Reviews, adjusts and approves mix designs
Recognizes basic components of PCC Mix Designs Checks submitted mixes for accuracy Compares QA results against producer's QC results
Assesses results and takes action to correct processes to meet applicable standards
Determines correct steps to take based on verification tests to address problem
Makes recommendations to correct those problems on a project or production facility basis
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Cementitious Material (Low Density Fill, Shotcrete and Other Cementitious Materials)

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/Testing Identifies proper sampling techniques and equipment used to procure representative field samples related to low density fill and shotcrete Procures representative samples at job site in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Makes recommendations for corrective action
Assists in performing sampling and testing Performs field tests in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Identifies products from Qualified Products List (QPL) Determines need to perform additional testing to verify tests not meeting specifications
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

PCC Pavement Field Testing

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Concrete Delivery Checks delivery tickets for correct concrete mix and assists in inspecting delivery vehicle that all gauges are in working condition e.g., water, revolution counter Rejects loads not meeting specification requirements Recommends corrective action based on individual test results Determines corrective actions at a program level
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Sampling/Testing Explains proper sampling and testing techniques relevant to components of PCC Procures representative samples from continuous production at the point of placement in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Documents and follows-up on corrective actions
Assists in the conduct of sampling and testing activities Conducts field tests Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Inspects equipment
Smoothness Assists in laying out roadway sections to be measured for smoothness Monitors work Recommends corrective action based on visual inspection and results of smoothness tests Elevates smoothness problems to the attention of Engineer, QC Manager or IA Team
Interprets printouts of smoothness readings Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

PCC Bridges & Minor Structures

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Concrete Delivery Checks delivery tickets for correct concrete mix and assists in inspecting delivery vehicle that all gauges are in working condition e.g., water, revolution counter Rejects loads not meeting specification requirements Recommends corrective action based on individual test results Determines corrective actions at a program level
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Sampling/Testing Explains sampling & testing techniques relevant to components of PCC Mix Designs as specified by appropriate test methods Collects samples of mix components in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Interprets results of tests on components of mix design Determines corrective actions at a program level
Identifies proper sampling techniques and equipment used to procure representative field samples related to PCC for field structures Tests samples of mix components in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Assists in performing QC or QA tests for delivered concrete Procures representative samples from continuous production at the point of placement in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Performs QC or QA tests in accordance with specifications
Performs field tests for quality assurance program using AASHTO/ASTM standards
Smoothness (Bridge Decks) Assists in laying out deck sections to be measured for smoothness Observes or performs smoothness testing Recommends corrective action based on visual inspection and results of smoothness tests Determines corrective actions at a program level
Interprets printouts of smoothness readings Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

PCC Production & QA Labs

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/Testing Assists in performing QC/QA tests in the laboratory and on the project Performs sampling and testing of PCC samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines correct steps to take based on the test result(s) and as required by test method to address problems Makes recommendations for corrective action
Identifies the different types of lab equipment and how each is used Calibrates/inspects equipment Applies proper lab testing techniques Compares QA results against Producer's QC results Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Recognizes if the appropriate sampling and testing techniques are used Performs basic mathematical calculations Makes recommendations to correct Project or Production Facility problems
Reports out test results Interprets test methods and test results
PCC Mix Design Recognizes basic mix design development Performs preliminary mix design testing Designs and approves basic mix designs Reviews, adjusts and approves mix designs
Explains basic mix design development and how varying the percentage of components in a mix affects the overall performance of that mix design
Mix Verification Recognizes basic mix design development Performs checks of a production facility's mix designs by running laboratory or field mixes to verify mix properties Designs and approves mix designs Reviews, adjusts and approves mix designs
Recognizes basic components of PCC Mix Designs Checks submitted mixes for accuracy Compares QA results against producer's QC results
Assesses results and takes action to correct processes to meet applicable standards
Determines correct steps to take based on verification tests to address problem
Makes recommendations to correct those problems on a project or production facility basis
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Miscellaneous

  Paint, Prestress/Precast Products, Reinforcing Steel, Steel, High Strength Bolting, Guardrail, Pavement Marking, Drainage Structures, Welding, Geotextiles, Joint Materials, Signing, Bridge Bearing, Landscape Materials & All Others
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling/Testing Assists in performing sampling and testing Conducts sampling and testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Makes recommendations for corrective action
Describes proper sampling techniques Determines need to perform additional testing to verify tests not meeting specifications Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Uses proper equipment to procure representative field samples Describes process for placing material on the Qualified Products List (QPL)
Identifies products from Qualified Products List (QPL)
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Quality Assurance

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Quality Control Explains the roles and responsibilities of the QC versus the QA Technician Reviews Quality Control Plans for compliance as it relates to owner/agency specification requirements Interprets data
Explains the difference between a Quality Control Plan and a Quality Assurance Program Performs basic QC statistical calculations Performs analysis of quality control results
Performs data entry Recommends action based on QC data Makes recommendations for corrective action on a program basis to managers
Recommends approval/rejection of Quality Control Plans
Quality Acceptance Explains the roles and responsibilities of the QC versus the QA Technician Analyzes quality control and acceptance results Interprets data
Explains the difference between a Quality Control Plan and a Quality Assurance Program Performs basic QA statistical calculations Writes acceptance specifications for HMA, Concrete and other materials
Performs data entry Reviews acceptance specifications for HMA, Concrete and other materials Makes recommendations for corrective action on a program basis to managers
Identifies the different types of quality acceptance programs (e.g., performance based and method specifications) Applies pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Determines actions based on comparison data
Independent Assurance Audits Performs follow-up assessments of technicians failing an IA audit Develops yearly IA report for FHWA
Checks equipment for calibration Proposes program changes based on deficiencies noted in the yearly IA Report
Determines that equipment is in good working condition
Performs comparison tests on material based on quantity
Enters IA data
Assesses technician's qualification and proficiency in performing hands-on tests
PCC/HMA Production (Offsite and/or Jobsite Plant Inspections/ Approvals) Assists in inspecting and approving offsite and jobsite batch plants, stockpiles, material shipments Inspects and approves offsite jobsite batch plants and stockpiling of materials Approves QC plan for PCC/HMA production Determines corrective actions at a program level
Verifies correct and approved materials when received on project Recommends corrective action
Level I^ Quality Control
The QC Technician would have been trained, performed hands-on testing and obtained certification in the material discipline for which they were performing QC prior to becoming a QC Technician. There would not be an entry level as we know it and as shown for that material discipline
Quality Acceptance
The QA Technician would have been trained, performed hands-on testing and obtained certification in the material discipline for which they were performing QA prior to becoming a QA Technician. There would not be an entry level as we know it and as shown for that material discipline
Independent Assurance Audits
The IA Technician would have been trained, performed hands-on testing and obtained certification in the various material disciplines prior to becoming an IA Technician. There would not be an entry level as we know it and as shown for the various material areas for this IA function.
Level II^^ Independent Assurance Audits
The Level II IA Technician would have been trained, performed hands-on testing and obtained certification in the various material disciplines prior to becoming an IA Technician. There would not be a Level II as we know it and as shown for the various material areas for this IA function. IA Tech should be at least comparable to a Level III.
 

Geotechnical Testing

 
Disciplines Competencies by Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
General Geotechnical Laboratory Assist in the performance of standard geotechnical laboratory tests according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Conducts standard geotechnical materials laboratory tests according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Administers specialized geotechnical materials laboratory tests Oversees all geotechnical materials laboratory tests and ensures all QA procedures are followed
Recommends geotechnical materials acceptance and payment
Soil Sample Preparation Assists in preparing samples for classification and Index Testing according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Prepares samples for classification and Index Testing according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Extrudes undisturbed samples, evaluates sample quality, and prepares specimens for performance testing according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Oversees proper sample preparation and enforces quality assurance procedures
Classification & Index Testing of Soils Conducts standard geotechnical classification and index tests (i.e. Sieve analysis, #200 Wash, hydrometer, specific gravity, liquid limit, plastic limit, and moisture content determinations) according to AASHTO/ASTM standard test procedures Conducts unit weight determinations on undisturbed specimens according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures Oversees geotechnical laboratory testing and enforces quality assurance procedures
Performance Testing of Soils Conducts common geotechnical performance tests (i.e. Unconfined compression, triaxial shear (UU, CU, CD), direct shear, permeability (falling head, constant head), 1-D consolidation, and shrink/swell potential) according to AASHTO/ASTM Standard test procedures; after communicating with geotechnical design engineer on testing requirements Oversees geotechnical laboratory testing and enforces quality assurance procedures
Geosynthetics Verification Testing Verifies material strengths and engineering properties Oversees material testing and verifies product specifications with respect to design requirements
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Interprets completed documentation Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Checks documentation for accuracy
Submits test results for review Enters data into a statistical program
 

Concrete Properties

 
Disciplines Competencies By Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Sampling / Testing Explains proper sampling and testing techniques relevant to components Procures representative samples from continuous production at the point of placement in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test results Documents and follows-up on corrective actions
Assists in the conduct of sampling and testing activities Conducts field tests Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Inspects equipment
Field Testing Identifies the different types of field sampling equipment and how it is used Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Procures test samples in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Determines corrective action based on an individual test result Makes recommendations for corrective action
Lab Testing Recognizes the AASHTO/ASTM Standards relevant to laboratory testing Performs testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM Test Methods Interprets test methods and test results Interprets data
Recognizes the different types of laboratory testing equipment and how it is used Makes recommendations for corrective action
Determines correct steps to take based on the test results) and as required by test method to address problems
Mix Design Recognizes basic mix design development Explains basic mix design development and how varying the percentage of components in a mix affects the overall performance of that mix design Designs and approves basic mix designs Reviews, adjusts and approves changes to a mix design
Performs preliminary mix design testing in accordance with AASHTO/ASTM standards Designs and approves basic mix designs
Documentation Selects correct sample forms and test reports for type of material to be tested Completes sample forms and test reports Documents corrective action based on an individual test result Conducts trends analyses of all test results on a program basis
Assists in completing documentation Collects preliminary sample data as required by test method Checks documentation for accuracy Documents corrective actions at a program level
Performs mathematical calculations Enters data into a statistical program
Submits test results for review Interprets completed documentation
 

Materials Administration

 
Disciplines Competencies By Skill Levels
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Planning Identifies the categories of equipment and materials to be scheduled Relates project plans and specifications to labor, equipment and materials requirements Develops project-specific resource requirements (labor, materials and equipment) based on project plans Uses GPS, GIS and other planning tools to develop long and short range plans to respond to budget, resources and organization requirements
Develops project-specific resource requirements (labor, materials and equipment) based on project plan
Scheduling Relates specific weekly schedules to meeting project milestones Applies resource balanced project-specific weekly plans and contingent plans Develops resource balanced project-specific weekly plans and contingent plans Applies CPM techniques to develop resource-balanced period and annual work plans
Quality Control Relates the basic elements of the quality assurance process to day to day operations Applies quality assurance parameters to day to day operations Integrates quality assurance parameters in the weekly planning process and day to day scheduling Conducts quality assurance reviews
Analyzes quality assurance review outputs to determine areas of quality improvement
Identifies and implement quality improvements
Customer Focus Responds courteously to general external customer inquiries at the field operations level Identifies the level of customer inquiries and responds courteously Insures that customer inquiries and requests are responded to in a courteous and professional manner Identifies and segment customer base
Develops and implement customer satisfaction surveys
Analyzes results of customer surveys
Program Presentation Responds to individual verbal requests and inquiries Provides verbal and written response to individual and small group inquiries and questions Develops and delivers oral and written presentations to small and medium size audiences on planning (short & long range) and budgetary requirements
Asset Management Collects and maintains records inventory of highway features Develops operational budgets and resource allocation requirements for highway and bridge features Identifies life cycle cost and optimum treatment types and frequencies associated with highway features
Inspects and documents contract maintenance work as assigned
Contract Management Collects and files contractor quality and workmanship assessment reports Summarizes and distributes contractor quality and workmanship assessment reports Directs and guides inspectors on the proper reporting, documentation & maintenance of contractor performance assessment reports Develops policies and procedures for maintaining files, records and documentation of contracts
Performance Improvement Monitors work activity performance measures for quality workmanship Summarizes work activity performance measures for quality workmanship Develops and monitors performance measures with focus on quality and work results
Develops benchmarks to identify best practices
Budget and Financial Control Records time and materials used in management operating system for budgeting and tracking Implements work schedules and reporting procedures for time and materials used Schedules work based on budget and customer needs Establishes budget for work performed on a yearly basis
Safety Program Conducts monthly safety meetings with emphasis on issues pertinent to the season or activities being performed Ensures that workers are properly trained and to assign qualified workers to jobs for which they have been trained, so that all tasks can be carried out in a productive and safe manner Responsible to see that agency safety regulations, as outlined in the Safety Policy and the Safety Manual, are complied with at all times
Analyze work in advance to determine the safest and most economical way to perform each operation