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Engineering Technician

The Engineering Technician is responsible for performing construction phase testing and inspections at on-going construction projects, which includes providing accurate notes and descriptions of all field activities while reporting to their respective supervisor daily. Engineering Technicians will also be required to provide accurate site inspection reports (SIRs), daily summary emails to their immediate supervisor, and provide accurate project documentation.

  • Conduct site visits, testing, and inspection services at construction job sites.
  • Conduct laboratory testing on soil samples, such as, physical index properties, permeability and moisture-density relationship.
  • Assist geotechnical engineers to complete site investigation activities such as soil borings and/or test pit excavations, field permeability/percolation tests, and other supporting tasks as deemed necessary to maintain the geotechnical department operation.  
  • Pickup and drop-off samples to laboratories.
  • Reviewing and referencing project documents including site-civil, structural, architectural plans, geotechnical reports, and topographic surveys.
  • Conduct structural steel and steel reinforcement inspections.
  • Perform footing subgrade inspections to review soils composition and bearing capacity and/or determine depth of overexcavation for unsuitable subgrade soils; Earthwork oversight (monitoring overexcavation of unsuitable materials and compaction testing of structural fill material);
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with contractors and project manager.
  • Maintain the instruments in calibrated condition, collecting and reporting data to the manager, managing lab supply/inventory, and assisting in preparation of reports/presentations.
  • Ensure that safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction related field preferred.
  • 0-4 years’ experience in construction inspection field or laboratory testing.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to maintain and operate personal and/or company vehicle.
  • Must have hands-on experience with metric and English tools.
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) concrete field-testing technician certificate, accredited construction inspection/materials testing certificates, OSHA 40, OSHA 10, and/or American Portable Nuclear Gauge Association (APNGA) gauge training preferred.
  • Must have hands-on experience with metric and English tools.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Software including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to understand general computer commands and learn supporting software for entering field data, laboratory data, timesheets, etc.
  • Independent and critical thinking abilities.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and with team members.

Physical Demands of the Job:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
·        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to finger, grasp, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; push or pull; talk and hear; use repetitive motions.
·        The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
The employee is required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading and visual inspections of site plans.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to the following work environment:
·        The field inspections/visits are dictated by construction schedules and could include early morning or late evening timing at the project site.
·        The employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
·        The employee is expected to perform the majority of their work week outdoors. Outdoor work frequently includes walking on uneven surfaces in all types of weather conditions and may have exposure to animals, insects, plants, etc.
The employee is subject to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.