Civil Engineering & Survey Technician Student Worker

Minnesota Department of Transportation
January 5, 2021
Rochester, MN
Job Type


Work around your school schedule for the nation's leader in the transportation industry!

MnDOT District 6 may fill up to 20 year round and summer Student Worker Para Professional positions in locations listed below. Hours of work vary based on the student's availability and the needs of the department.

Job Description of Vacancies:

Contract Administration/Construction (Owatonna, Rochester, Winona)
Enjoy working outside? Assist in inspection of contractor's work and methods so that the construction work meets the requirements of the plans, specifications, and special provisions. Perform field testing of construction materials to ensure that tests are performed accurately, timely, thoroughly, and according to specification. Document and summarize all appropriate data necessary to pay contractors promptly and process final contract acceptance documents to ensure data integrity and compliance with government regulations.

Project Development/Water Resources (Rochester)
Assist in the preparation of plans in accordance with MnDOT and CADD data standards to meet scheduled turn in dates. Provide hydraulic support, coordination, inspection, and documentation for permits and for grading and culvert projects. Prepare professional and accurate project documentation to meet MnDOT standards. Assist in office and file management. Assist in other various field activities such as wetland delineation, data collection, etc.

Design/Project Management (Rochester)
Are you detail oriented? Do you like computer work? Perform basic computer aided drafting and designing (CADD) and project estimates. Support project managers by drafting documents in Word or Excel, developing public information exhibits, and other work related to the development and management of project scopes, schedules, budgets, and stakeholders.

Surveys (Rochester and Winona)
Enjoy working outside? A student working in Surveys would primarily work on a construction survey crew in the field. They would learn how a construction project is built and the role the survey crew in the field. They would learn how a construction project is built and the role the Survey crew plays in staking the project. This process would include working with construction plan, survey notes, coordinate systems, horizontal and vertical control points, bridge working points and more. They would be exposed to Survey grade GPS units and high precision total stations. This would involve physical activity, pounding hubs into the ground and carrying survey tools. Typically they would be part of a three person crew.

Materials (Rochester)
Assist the Materials Lab in performing various materials property tests on materials used for road and bridge construction, assist the Auger Crew with performing field investigation of in place pavements and soils and/or assist Materials Engineers with collecting and compiling data from various historical sources.

Right of Way (Rochester)
Are you detail oriented? Assist with county GIS property records research, ordering titles, spotting titles, building measuring, building sales, filing papers, scanning documents/files, and miscellaneous errands.

Traffic (Rochester)
Do you enjoy working outside? Assist with preventative maintenance on assets such as traffic signals. Perform traffic engineering studies gathering data and analysis of traffic signals, signing, asset management, markings and safety.


  • Knowledge and application of advanced mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to evaluate and provide technical knowledge and/or recommend revisions or changes; ability to interact with customers (both internal and external) and stakeholders.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled or enrolling within three months as a full-time student (six semester/9 quarter credits) in a post-secondary or graduate program with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Survey Technology

    Additional Requirements
    Please attach your resume and unofficial transcript as a single pdf document. (You will be asked to provide a copy of your transcript to verify your GPA prior to being invited to interview.)



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