Reads and comprehends written material.
Communicates in writing.
Performs basic math computations.
Interprets verbal messages.
Recognizes the their role as a DOT employee.
Recognizes the organizational structure of the DOT.
Interprets the DOT Policy and Procedures, standards, I.M.s, etc.
Practices equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and good work habits.
Practices basic time management.
Practices stress management.
Demonstrates the fundamentals of continuous quality improvement (CQI).
Demonstrates high standards of integrity.
Demonstrates problem solving process.
Demonstrates social skills.
Recognizes what constitutes sexual harassment.
Recognizes employee rights.
Recognizes discriminatory communications and behaviors.
Recognizes the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other differences.
Practices a team process, works as a team member or team leader.
Practices customer service.
Record and maintain detailed project notes accurately.
Demonstrates Internet/Intranet use.
Demonstrates basic keyboarding and computer use.
Recognizes the use of the DOT LAN.
Recognizes Outlook and its use.
Recognizes Microsoft applications.
Operates the computers that control the test equipment.
Operates the programs needed to perform the analysis and report test results.
Interprets the procedures and policies related to the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Interprets reporting procedures for personal injury and vehicle accidents.
Recognizes their right of information concerning their work environment.
Demonstrates proper safety procedures when working on equipment.
Uses proper protective equipment and clothing when necessary.
Practices proper lifting techniques, fall protection, etc.
Demonstrates proper storage of flammables and fire safety.
Interprets Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Demonstrates ability to manage emergency situations.
Properly handles exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Interprets equipment instruction manuals.
Practices proper safety procedures when using equipment.
Operates equipment properly when performing test procedures.
Inspects and maintains equipment routinely.
Demonstrates proper calibration of equipment based on AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) requirements.
Contributes to the development of future equipment needs.
Materials, Samples, Testing, and Reporting
Interprets materials properties and characteristics of aggregates, asphalt binders and emulsions; and how they contribute to the final products in the field.
Follows specifications for all materials testing and inspection.
Performs all routine tests in the required laboratory section according to specification.
Performs all calculations with accuracy.
Samples materials according to specifications.
Follows the requirements of ASTM D3666 - Standard Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials.
Reports test results with accuracy.
Responds to questions about test performance or test results from district laboratory personnel or contractor quality control personnel.