Construction Inspector Technician

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

July 17, 2024

Posting End Date:

August 16, 2024

Position Number:



Local 77

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Turnpike Industrial Park Building

Building Street:

2850 Turnpike Industrial Drive

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Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 565-mile system with over 205 million transactions annually.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is skilled and technical work assisting in the inspection and testing of construction materials, as well as the inspection of workmanship on construction projects. An employee in this class is assigned construction inspection teams to perform simple inspection, computing, or measuring duties. Work assignments may vary until the employee has demonstrated aptitude or talent for one of several technical specialties, but duties are usually defined after initial orientation. Incumbents will receive detailed instructions on each new phase of an assignment but are expected to perform independently after standard procedures have been learned. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through analysis of reports and the observation of performance.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Assists in performing inspections of workmanship and materials on highway, bridge, or other construction projects involving various construction operations.

Maintains complete records and documentation of work performed to support final cost determination.

Assists in observing, inspecting, and verifying that the methods, materials, equipment, and workmanship conform to established quality requirements, standards and specifications.

With supervision, enforces federal, state, and local laws regulating construction procedures, safety practices and working conditions.

May interpret contract requirements to contractors and construction workers, with supervision.

Reads and interprets assigned civil engineering plans, maps, and specifications.

Logs data and maintains records related to projects.

Works extended hours, on call 24/7, to assist in management of normal and emergency operations.

Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Perform related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent certification.

Possession of a NICET level 2 certification in a Civil Engineering Technology related program; 
Possession of a Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) Asphalt Plant or Field Technician certification; 
Possession of an American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification.

Two (2) years of experience in highway construction inspection. Equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training may be accepted. 

Possession of valid driver’s license.


Regular and Predictable Attendance
Decision Making and Independent Judgment
Communication Proficiency
Mathematical Understanding
Quality Control
Active Listening
Time Management
Attention to Detail
Technical Capacity

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position may demand occasionally working long hours in emergency situations or for extended work assignments. Position requires the physical capability to appropriately stand, stoop, walk, lift and carry heavy tools and/or equipment when necessary. Position requires frequent work at a computer utilizing business programs and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission-specific operating systems. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Field environment may include exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions.


The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg