Construction Materials Testing Technician I

Construction Materials Testing Technician I Des Moines, IA

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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Job Title:

Construction Materials Testing Technician I

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

03/26/2020

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$15 or above depending on experience

Company Description:

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

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.

Job Description:

Terracon has an opportunity for a Construction Materials Technician I to join our team in Des Moines, Iowa.  Our Construction Materials Technician I will perform various observations and tests on construction materials such as soils, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and asphalt. You will communicate with Project Managers, client representatives, contractor’s representatives and other key stakeholders regarding testing and inspection results. Tests are performed on building construction projects in the Des Moines area and in the Terracon laboratories. Successful candidates will receive in-depth technical training and professional certifications as they advance in the position within 1-2 years.

Safety is Terracon’s most important core value! Terracon provides a safe work environment for our employees and safe practices for our technicians to follow. Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) is about care and concern for people. It is our personal and organizational commitment at all levels of the company to everyone going home safe to their family every day. We will hold ourselves responsible not just for our own safety and wellbeing, but for that of everyone around us. We will all develop a mindset intolerant of any incidents or injuries no matter how minor or infrequent.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

· Under direction of senior technicians, staff professionals or project managers, assists with tasks and perform basic sample tests and observation of soils, aggregates, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and asphalt.

· Document and prepare sample testing and observation data using a laptop or tablet device; submit findings accurately to a Project Manager.

· Effectively communicate testing and inspection results.

· Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibility in work assignments.

· Ensure that all testing equipment and tools are properly calibrated and maintained.

· Follows safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects. Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work. Reports any safety issues or concerns to management.

· Maintains quality standards on all projects.

· Transports materials safely from various job sites to the lab using a company provided full size pickup truck.

Benefits:

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

Required Experience:

Some construction experience is a plus.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Obtain ACI certification within 90 days of hire

· Successful completion of related internal safety and technical certifications

· Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history

Preferred Requirements:

· Obtain Nuclear Density Gauge certification within 6 months of hire

· Current industry certifications for materials testing a plus, but not required

The successful candidate will be encouraged to expand their skills and certifications through company provided training and mentoring. This is an opportunity to become a member of a successful team, be part of the construction process and make a career at a steady, growing organization.