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Engineering Technician

City of Stoughton

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Location: Stoughton, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 03/13/2020
Deadline to Apply: 04/03/2020
Payrate: $23.23 - $30.65 Hourly
More Information: Engineering Technician

The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Engineering Technician within its Planning Department. Known for its Norwegian heritage, the lovely City of Stoughton (population 13,134), is located on the scenic Yahara River, and is just minutes away from the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin.

The purpose of this position is to apply engineering fundamentals while overseeing construction tasks, interpreting plans and specifications, solving technical challenges, documenting progress, communicating and working as part of a team. The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated, responsible individual. This job requires the ability to work in both a field and office environment and may require extended periods in the field, accessing work areas by foot, ladder, elevated platform, etc.


An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in surveying, civil engineering technology, or related field is required. A minimum of three or more years of experience as an engineering technician including design, construction inspection, is preferred. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s license is required and candidate must have or obtain, within one year a Wisconsin Soil Erosion Inspector certification. Previous utilization of GIS hardware and mapping software and knowledge of computer design software such as WinSLAMM, AutoCAD, Hydro CAD and GIS-based software such as ERSI and prior surveying experience or the desire to learn is preferred.

Must also have proven knowledge of pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, and terminology.; and the ability to interpret construction plans, specifications and estimates, budget worksheets, billing invoices, design and construction manuals, plat books, aerial photography and slides, and other sources of resource information. Candidate must have the ability to communicate and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, council members, leadership team members, other City employees, and construction contractors. They must also be able to take direction, facilitate communication, resolve problems, and work individually as well as part of a team.

This position requires the ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments and at times employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold, high winds, and wet/humid conditions. It also requires the ability to work near moving mechanical parts in precarious places; and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, dust, and vibration. On occasion, employee may be exposed to situations, which could involve an element of personal risk, requiring compliance with necessary safety procedures.