• Construction Materials Testing Field Technician

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Winchester
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  • 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.


    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


    • 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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