Engineering Technician I

City of Columbia MO- HR   Columbia, MO   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 5, 2024
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Engineering Technician I - Join the City of Columbia's Public Works Team and Work for the City that works for you!

Location: Columbia, Missouri

Department: Public Works - Engineering Division

Position Overview: The City of Columbia is seeking three dedicated and skilled Engineering Technicians I to join our Public Works Department. This is your opportunity to provide essential engineering services and support for various city construction projects. If you have experience with AutoCAD, GIS, and a passion for civil engineering, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Survey and Research: Conduct site condition surveys for infrastructure, utilities, landscaping, transportation, and other city projects.
  • Drafting and Design: Perform drafting work in AutoCAD, prepare and review drawings, diagrams, 3D renderings, maps, and construction plans.
  • GIS Integration: Integrate, implement, and manage GIS data and create GIS tools.
  • Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service for applications and construction projects.
  • Fieldwork: Conduct fieldwork and review plats and easements for city regulation compliance.
  • Documentation: Prepare and maintain reports and produce work orders in AutoCAD.
  • Collaboration: Work with other departments and divisions to ensure project success.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree in construction management, engineering technology, or related field preferred.
  • Experience: 1 to 3 years of related experience.
  • Licenses: Valid driver’s license.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D.
    • Knowledge of civil engineering principles, land surveying, hydraulics, and construction.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to estimate time and materials needed for projects.
    • Competence in using engineering and GIS software.

Work Environment:

  • Varied Settings: Work in both office and outdoor environments, including construction sites and street environments.
  • Exposure: Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions, loud noises, and airborne particles.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally, walk on uneven surfaces, and operate equipment.


  • Starting Salary: $46,727 - $57,475 annually, commensurate with experience. City of Columbia also boasts one of Mid Missouri’s very best benefit packages in the state including Medical, Health and Dental Insurance Program, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Coverages, 401A Retirement Plans with Up To a 2% Match, Vacation, Sick Leave, Plus 10 Annual Holidays, Training and Development Programs, Wellness Programs, Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs and much more.
  • Schedule: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Why Join Us?

  • Impactful Work: Your role will have a significant impact on city infrastructure and public services.
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities to develop your skills in civil engineering and public works.
  • Supportive Environment: Collaborative team atmosphere with a focus on safety and excellence.

Application Process:

  • Preferred Deadline: Apply by Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Open until filled.
  • Special Instructions: Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D for drafting street, sidewalk, and intersection improvements is required.

How to Apply: Individuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573-874-CITY (2489). TTY: 711 (MO RELAY).

Join Our Team Today! Take the next step in your engineering career with the City of Columbia, Missouri. Apply now to become an Engineering Technician I and help us build a better future for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Columbia is a merit, affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Pre-employment drug testing is required, and we participate in the federal E-Verify work authorization program.