The Engineering Technician is responsible for the testing of construction materials (soil, concrete, bituminous, aggregates, mortar and masonry units, etc.) as contracted for by our clients. Some tests will be conducted in the field and others in the laboratory. The engineering technician must ensure accuracy and clearly communicate results of the testing and observations to the Project Manager in a timely manner.
This list of duties, skills and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Performs field and laboratory tests on soil, concrete, bituminous, aggregates, mortar and masonry units, structural steel welding and bolted connections as well as other construction materials.
Maintains orderly and timely processing of project paperwork including completion of field or laboratory test or observation sheets, and log book and other necessary requirements for nuclear gauge operation.
Communicates all job observations, passing or failing results of testing, and any other information to project manager.
Maintains log of laboratory inventory and calibration work
Seeks assistance as needed, and follows guidelines and procedures for testing to ensure all results are accurate.
Keeps vehicles clean, maintained, and organized. Keeps vehicle and gas logs up-to-date.
Represents NTI in a professional manner through communication and appearance on jobsites.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Interest in materials testing; some hands on experience preferred.
Ability to read technical procedures, analyze, and interpret gauges.
Ability to write and log results of testing processes.
Excellent verbal communications skills for working with contractors and internal staff.
Strong aptitude for mathematics a plus.
Ability to solve practical problems.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, diagrammed, or scheduled form.
Possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; basic computer knowledge to work on new programs, log results and enter time and job data.
Education, Licensure, and Certifications
Required : High School Diploma or equivalent; ACI Soils Certification – or must obtain within first 6 months of hire; Nuclear Density Gauge Certification – or ability to obtain within first 6 months of hire.
Preferred: Associates degree in Civil Engineering; ICC Certifications; DOT Certifications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 75 p ounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level can be moderate to loud on jobsites and moderate when working in the lab. At least 50% of the work will be performed outdoors where individual will be subject to extreme heat and cold, snow and rain.
NTI offers a fast paced atmosphere with a competitive benefit package including accrued PTO, medical, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life and 401(k) match.
Northern Technologies is an equal opportunity employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.