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Engineering Technician I - Laboratory

  • Boise, Idaho
  • Seasonal Worker
  • Job ID 28096BR
  • United States
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As a Construction Materials Field Professional, you are entrusted to protect our client’s biggest investments and work alongside our industry partners to help solve their construction related challenges. Your role includes performing critical materials testing, observation and inspection services on construction projects that impact the quality of our communities including: transportation projects, such as roadways, bridges, airports, large commercial developments, power generation and transmission, such as wind farms and solar farms, healthcare, K-12 schools and higher education facilities, and more. By using Terracon’s innovative technology you will provide high quality, high speed, documentation of your results/observations to our clients and industry partners. This service keeps everyone informed and allows our partners to address deviations quickly, saving time and money. Critical testing and inspections may include field or laboratory testing of soils, concrete, and asphalt as well as field observations and inspections for foundations, reinforcing steel, masonry and structural steel to improve the durability and safety and ensure compliance with project plans and specifications.


  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Annual bonus and spot bonuses

  • Opportunity to work in multiple locations

  • Paid Training

  • Safety focused

  • Company vehicle while on the job

  • 100% employee-owned company

  • Overtime opportunities

  • Cell phone reimbursement

Success Profile

  • Collaborative
  • Safety Driven
  • Timely
  • Quality Committed
  • Results Oriented
  • Good Communicator


Engineering Technician V

  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 28047BR
  • United States

Job Description
General Responsibilities:
Perform field and/or laboratory testing, observation, and inspection of construction materials (e.g. soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, and steel). Communicate with project manager, engineering technicians, client representative, contractor’s representative and others as applicable regarding the construction site, project requirements, and testing, observation, and inspection requirements and results. Transport material samples with associated identifying documentation to the laboratory for further testing and analysis. Tabulate, prepare, and submit data and observation in the form of written and digital reports as work is performed for daily transmittal to the Terracon Project Manager. Maintain and clean equipment, vehicles and work areas. May assist with scheduling and dispatch of Technicians to project sites. Adhere to strict safety standards.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Performs testing, observation, and inspection as directed in accordance with training and the specified procedures.
  • Perform inspection on projects requiring expertise and knowledge in multiple areas of construction inspection.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and construction specifications.
  • Perform tests on materials to determine if work is done according to contract specifications.
  • Provides clear documentation of findings and results.
  • Performs basic analysis of data to verify accuracy before communication and submittal to the Project Manager.
  • Communicates information to Project Manager and other PM.
  • Has experience and proficiency in multiple areas of field testing and inspection and or laboratory testing
  • Trains lower level technicians
  • May direct and supervise activities of other engineering technicians in the laboratory or on larger field projects.
  • Plan, schedule and dispatch Technicians to project sites based on technician skill set, certifications, location, project, and priority.
  • Coordinate pre-dispatch activities with Project, Department, and/or Office Managers.
  • May interact with client and other site personnel on behalf of the Project Manager when directed
  • May assist Project Manager in development of scope for testing and inspection services
  • Maintains equipment operation and calibration.
  • Performs advanced fieldwork and assists with project management.
  • Follow safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects. Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.
  • Experience with laptop computer use and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • ACI certification in one or more of the following areas:
    • Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I
    • Concrete Strength Testing Technician
    • Certified in radiation safety and Nuclear Density Gauge operation.
  • At least 2 additional preferred certifications below.
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), or
  • Structural Steel and/or nondestructive testing services: ASNT Level II
  • Relevant certification for the services or project requirements (e.g. Registered Roofing Observer (RRO))
  • Successful completion of related internal safety certifications.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Preferred Certification:
Certifications in one or more of the following areas:
  • NICET Level III certification in Construction Materials Testing in two or more of the following categories or NICET Level IV in at least one of the following categories: Asphalt, Concrete, Soils.
  • NICET Level III certification in Geotechnical in two or more of the following categories or NICET Level IV in one of the following categories: Construction, Laboratory, Exploration, Generalist
  • ICC certification in two or more of the following categories: Reinforced Concrete, Spray-applied Fireproofing, Structural Masonry, Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete, Structural Steel – Bolting, Structural Steel – Welding.
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level III certification in one or more of the following areas: Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT).

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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