Materials Inspector Technician (Local 77)

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

November 22, 2021

Posting End Date:

December 6, 2021

Position Number:



Local 77 CO

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Central Office Building

Building Street:

700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard

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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 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is skilled and technical work involved with the inspection and testing of highway materials used on construction projects. Work assignments may vary until the employee has demonstrated aptitude or talent for one of several technical specialties in aggregate, concrete and/or asphalt testing. Incumbents will receive detailed instructions on each new material, product or operation at various plants or quarry locations, but are expected to perform independently after standard procedures have been learned. Work is subject to frequent review in progress and upon completion to determine the accuracy and speed of performance.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Assists in performing inspections of workmanship and materials testing at quarries, asphalt/concrete production locations and precast concrete plants that provide materials for highway, building or bridge construction projects involving various construction operations.
  • Maintains complete records and documentation of work performed to support the acceptance of materials and payment determination.
  • Observes, inspects and verifies that materials and workmanship conform to established quality requirements and specifications.
  • Observes material testing to determine if methods, materials and equipment conform to established standards.
  • May interpret material 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.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Licenses

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification.
  • Possession of a NICET Level 2 certification in either Construction Materials Testing/Asphalt, Construction Materials Testing/Concrete or Transportation Engineering Technology/Highway Materials; OR, possession of a Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) Bituminous Plant Technician certification and an American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license.


Minimum Experience

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


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

Physical Demands

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 material samples and/or equipment when necessary. Position requires frequent work at a computer utilizing business programs and PTC-specific operating systems. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic.


Work Environment

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 plant areas.


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