• Soils Lab Technician

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

    We’re growing. 
    Froehling & Robertson, Inc., (F&R)
    has been proudly engineering stability in the country since 1881.  In addition to being one of the oldest, independent testing/engineering companies, F&R is also a minority-owned business offering   competitive compensation/benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect for all! Our shared F&R/Employee values include: fairness, integrity, and high ethical standards.

    And. You’ve made it just in time!


     We’re always on the lookout for FRESH and ENERGIZED talent; individuals and professionals who are not afraid to get their boots and hats a little dirty from the ruffles of the journey to engineering stability together.

    Come be a part of this talented and dedicated team.
    Join stability. Apply now!


    Who we are looking for:


    The successful candidate for this position will be detail oriented and organized. They will have the ability to quickly learn the ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and state DOT standard test procedures to be able to carry out the basic laboratory procedures required for this position. In-house training will be provided by F&R.


    What you’ll be doing:

    Including, but not limited to:


    • Performing basic laboratory tests on soil, aggregate, masonry, asphalt and preparing reports of results
    • Maintaining a log of all samples
    • Apply basic mathematical formulas and concepts to calculate quantities, estimate volumes, and inspect constructed work
    • Entering test results into a web-based computer program
    • Calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment
    • Communicating with clients, contractors, engineers and technicians regarding construction laboratory testing


    What you need to have:


    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Six months or more of experience in similar field preferred
    • ACI Level I Concrete, state DOT, or ICC certifications in soils highly desired
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
    • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
    • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 50 lbs. if necessary
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record

    Check out our Perks + Benefits:

    In addition to our welcoming company culture and competitive compensation packages, our employees enjoy the below benefits:

    • In-House training
    • 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
    • Company Laptop

    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other reason protected by federal, state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.


    EOE M/F/D/V/SO. Drug Free Workplace.


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