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Construction Materials Testing Technician IV

at Terracon

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3904335

Job Description

Service Line

Office Name
Las Cruces

Job Description
General Responsibilities:
Perform field and/or laboratory testing, observation, and inspection of construction materials (e.g. soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, and steel).  Communicate with project manager, engineering technicians, client representative, contractor’s representative and others as applicable regarding the construction site, project requirements, and testing, observation, and inspection requirements and results. Transport material samples with associated identifying documentation to the laboratory for further testing and analysis. Tabulate, prepare, and submit data and observation in the form of written and digital reports as work is performed for daily transmittal to the Terracon Project Manager. Maintain and clean equipment, vehicles and work areas.  May assist with scheduling and dispatch of Technicians to project sites.  Adhere to strict safety standards.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Performs testing, observation, and inspection as directed in accordance with training and the specified procedures.
  • Provides clear documentation of findings and results.
  • Performs basic analysis of data to verify accuracy before communication and submittal to the Project Manager.
  • Communicates information to Project Manager and other personnel as directed by the PM.
  • Has experience and proficiency in multiple areas of field testing and inspection and or laboratory testing
  • Trains lower level technicians
  • May direct and supervise activities of other engineering technicians in the laboratory or on larger field projects.
  • May interact with client and other site personnel on behalf of the Project Manager when directed
  • May assist Project Manager in development of scope for testing and inspection services
  • Maintains equipment operation and calibration.
  • Performs advanced fieldwork and assists with project management.
  • Plan, schedule and dispatch Technicians to project sites based on technician skill set, certifications, location, project, and priority.
  • Coordinate pre-dispatch activities with Project, Department, and/or Office Managers.
  • Track projects including contractor site data and status into Construction Materials and Laboratory Management System (CMELMS).
  • Communicate with clients to provide up to date information in regard to the company’s ability to meet expected project timelines, client needs for projects and project status.
  • Follow safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects.  Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work.  Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.
  • Experience with laptop computer use and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • ACI certification in one or more of the following areas:
    • Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I
    • Concrete Strength Testing Technician
  • Certified in radiation safety and Nuclear Density Gauge operation.
  • Successful completion of related internal safety certifications.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history
Preferred Certification:
Certifications in one or more of the following areas:
  • NICET Level III certification in Construction Materials Testing in two or more of the following categories or NICET Level III in at least one of the following categories: Asphalt, Concrete, Soils.
  • NICET Level III certification in Geotechnical in two or more of the following categories: Construction, Laboratory, Exploration, Generalist
  • ICC certification in two or more of the following categories:  Reinforced Concrete, Spray-applied Fireproofing, Structural Masonry, Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete, Structural Steel – Bolting, Structural Steel – Welding.
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level III certification in one or more of the following areas:  Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT).
  • Other national, regional, state, and local Materials related certifications requiring experience and written examination will also be considered if deemed appropriate by the Terracon Department Manager.
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Requisition ID

Posting Title
Construction Materials Testing Technician IV

Employment Type
Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location)
Las Cruces, NM

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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