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Entry Level Construction Materials Testing / Laboratory Technician

Entry Level Construction Materials Testing / Laboratory Technician

Requisition ID 
2017-19471
Work Location 
US-NC-Durham
Department / Discipline 
Construction
Additional Work Location 
..
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Durham team is growing and we have opportunities for an entry level Construction Materials Testing/Laboratory Technician to perform field inspections and observations for commercial construction projects and transportation related construction projects.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform soil density testing using both nuclear gauge and sand cone in accordance with ASTM and project specifications on site at commercial construction projects
  • Assist in preparing samples for laboratory analysis and performing laboratory analysis of soil, concrete and other media
  • Perform sampling and testing of concrete in accordance with ASTM and project specifications
  • Prepare and submit written field reports summarizing daily activities/observations and density calculations and results
  • Observe proofrolls, undercut operations, perform footing inspections with dynamic cone penetrometer, and inspect rebar
  • Test and work in accordance with Company safety policies
  • Will monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications
  • Will interact with client representative (supervisors, foremen, project managers, engineers, etc.) at project sites
  • Perform analysis or calculations to check accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of testing data

Skills / Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Reliability – must be able to arrive at designated project sites prior to scheduled times
  • Ability to prepare reports and documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred

  • 0 -3 years + Construction Materials Testing/Laboratory experience either on commercial projects or on transportation construction projects

Physical Demands

  • Physical examination required to obtain medical clearance to work
  • Ability stoop, kneel and to routinely lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Clean driving record and capable of being insured for driving company vehicles
  • Able to work in variable outside conditions, including extreme heat or cold

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

 

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