Inspecting and obtaining core samples of concrete from the Salt Lake City Airport’s Parking Garage Structure before it is demolished. Duties may include: reading and learning about inspection methods, walking through the entire structure, creating hand drawings and hand measurements of potential cracks and physical attributes of structure, documenting distresses with a camera and ruler, using a drill to cut and collect samples every mm into surface, driving a coring rig or operating a manual coring machine, using a hand scanning device to locate embedded steel, and other duties as needed. Required to coordinate site visit, with minimum 2 people at a time, and scheduling in advance with research team. It is anticipated that two to four students will be hired part-time. Variable hours of 5 to 20 hours per week.
- Must be a UVU student enrolled in Fall 2020
- Able to work without supervision after initial training
- Ability to follow safety requirements and regulations (from airport authority, from UVU guidelines, and from Principal Investigator)
- Ability to ask questions or seek advice if unsure or something unknown
- Acknowledges to verify and ask for confirmation especially before cutting or damaging structure
- Ability to pay attention and be alert for hazards or safety issues
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Basic knowledge of hand tools (hammers, wrenches, impact drill, etc)
- Ability to drive and operate a pickup truck
- Hooking up hoses
- Ability to pick up to 20 lb specimens
- Ability to produce clear hand-drawings with measurements and labels
- Ability to read or interpret structural and/or architectural drawings
- Has experience or education related to materials science and engineering
- Maintains good communication with Principal Investigator and research group
- Reliable and dependable
- Able to follow verbal and written instructions
- Willing to learn
- Preference goes to students with past experience working with construction or testing equipment
- Preference goes to students with interest in learning about concrete materials and structural inspection or evaluation methods
- Preference goes to students enrolled in CIVE 4810 Capstone Class for Fall 2020
- Requires holding a vibrating coring rig in place for long periods of time
- Requires bending over and/or crawling on the concrete floor to do frequent measurements
- Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds of samples.
- Must be able to maneuver coring rig, often 150 pounds and on wheels.
- Must be able to apply torque with wrench to core bits
- Must wear safety gear (hard hat, safety vest, steel-toed shoes) and personal protective equipment (glasses, face mask, ear muffs or plugs) as required
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Pay Range $12-$14/hour, depending on past experience