• Construction Materials Testing Field Technician

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Winchester
    Job ID
    2018-1377
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Froehling & Robertson (F&R), the oldest independent/engineering firm in the country and minored-owned business offering competitive compensation and benefits in a positive work environment, is looking for a Construction Materials Testing Field Technician. Our individual employees display shared values shared by F&R of fairness, integrity, high ethical standards, and an overall sense of mutual respect for all. 
    Do you have what it takes to be a part of this great family? 
    We think so.


    As a CMT 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.

    Responsibilities

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

    • Communicate and coordinate 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

    Qualifications

    • 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
    • Some construction experience is highly preferred
    • Prior experience in Field testing 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, and make recommendations in the field
    • 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, some outdoors
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 70 pounds on a regular basis
    • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, insert whatever other devices techs may use
    • Good customer relations skills
    • Must be punctual and dependable/honest
    • Must be able to write legibly
    • Must have ability to follow instructions
    • Must be willing to work on a team
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record verifications

     

    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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