• Construction Materials Testing Field Technician

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Sterling
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  • Overview

    As a Construction Materials Testing Field Technician, you will observe contractors on construction sites and perform basic field soil and concrete tests under the direction of other F&R technicians or engineering professionals to ensure that testing, sampling, or inspection is performed consistent with project specifications. With minimal paperwork involved, all observations and test data is input on smart phones in the field for immediate transmittal to our Project Managers for review.


    The tasks may be required to perform include, but are not limited to: 

    • Communicates and coordinates with dispatcher/point of contact for daily assignments
    • Performing field materials testing of soil, asphalt, and concrete
    • Preparing and communicating accurate, detailed, completed field reports to project manager with all relevant test results and observations provided
    • Performing basic laboratory tests on soil and concrete and preparing reports of results
    • Evaluating site conditions on construction projects and providing recommendations.
    • Communicating ongoing progress and delays with clients, contractors, and engineering and technician staff regarding construction issues
    • Insure safe usage and maintenance of individually assigned company vehicle and field equipment


    • Some construction experience is required.  Prior experience in Field testing is preferred. 
    • A High School Diploma (or equivalent).
    • ACI Level I Concrete, State DOT, WACEL, or ICC certifications in the disciplines of soils, reinforced concrete, and masonry are a plus.
    • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
    • Organized and integrated problem solver
    • Ability to apply basic mathematical formulas and concepts to calculate quantities, estimate volumes, inspect constructed work, make recommendations in the field and to perform calculations for field and laboratory tests and equipment
    • Must be able to work independently and within teams to achieve overall mindfulness of safety and goals on and off site
    • Detail oriented, maintaining open lines of communication with project manager and F&R labs
    • Must be able to walk and stand continuously throughout the day for extended periods of time, mostly outdoors
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 70 pounds on a regular basis
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record
    • Requires a valid, clean driver’s license, as travel to job sites is required
    • Must continue to maintain a safe driving record and valid driver’s license to fulfill travel requirements of this positon
    • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, insert whatever other devices techs may use


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In addition to providing competitive salaries, F&R  offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

    • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
    • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Paid time off
    • Company–observed paid holidays
    • Short and long-term disability coverage
    • 401K retirement

    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.


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