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STO 27R – Senior Materials Technician

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 28, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $67,418.93 - $77,019.79 - Annual
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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STO 27R – Senior Materials Technician – (54527)

Posting Title: STO 27R – Senior Materials Technician
Position Classification: Scientific/Technical Off R27
Union: GEU
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $67,418.93 – $77,019.79 annually
Close Date: 10/8/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure
Ministry Branch / Division: Geotechnical
Job Summary

Senior Materials Technician
Science Technical Officer R27

An eligibility list may be established.

The purpose of this position is to provide senior technical engineering services.

Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture, and hosts a Pow-Wow every year.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Diploma in Civil Technology and 7 years related (and recent) experience, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Materials Engineering and 5 years related (and recent) experience.
  • Preferred to be registered, or eligible for registration with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), or to be registered or immediately eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

Related experience includes:

  • Experience in materials testing and evaluation, product evaluation, and process inspection and troubleshooting for civil earthworks and bridge projects.
  • Extensive experience with concrete mix design, mix constituent materials including aggregate, cementitious material, chemical admixtures, batching, transporting, placing, finishing and curing procedures for civil earthworks and bridge projects.
  • Experience interpreting material specifications and standards.
  • Experience performing specification compliance reviews and in exercising independent judgement and assessing risk for non-compliance acceptance.
  • Experience with laboratory and field testing, and inspection of materials including aggregate, soils and concrete.
  • Experience developing short, medium and long term program plans to meet program deadlines and financial targets.
  • Experience with bridge deck condition evaluation including assessment techniques, defects, deterioration principles, data interpretation, concrete repair, maintenance and rehabilitation work.
  • Experience conducting field work including sampling, testing, and performing visual assessments.

Preference may be given to the following:

  • Experience in contract procurement and administration.
  • Experience testing or inspecting soils, aggregates, asphalt, steel & wood fencing products, metal culverts, etc.
  • Experience writing memos and technical reports, preparing presentations, in a manner that conveys content concisely and accurately sometimes to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience planning, organizing and managing projects and managing multiple priorities and producing results with limited human and financial resources.
  • Experience managing programs and project budgets.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  • Willingness to travel
  • May be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions including walking/hiking in difficult terrain

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history and any relevant information and experience that relates to the job to which you are applying. Please ensure your resume includes start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, the organization for which you worked, and a description of the work performed.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire

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