Construction services Materials testing Technician (entry-level)
S&ME, Inc.
 Asheville, NC

Position: Construction Services Materials Testing Technician (Entry-Level)

Requisition Number: 2019-2330-19

S&ME is an employee-owned engineering firm that provides civil, geotechnical, environmental, planning, landscape architecture, survey and construction services. Consistently ranked in the top 100 of ENR's Top 500 Design Firms, our markets are diverse and include transportation, energy, water/wastewater, commercial development, industry, healthcare, education and government. We recruit top talent and are currently seeking a full-time Entry Level Construction Materials Testing / Engineering Technician to join our team in Asheville, North Carolina. The individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Review of civil, architectural, and structural plans and specifications in preparation of field observations on construction sites;
  • Documentation of field activities, observations, and testing results on construction projects, and their conformance with (or deviation from) project plans and specifications;
  • Field testing of soil, concrete, asphalt, aggregate, and masonry mortar/grout for compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, DOT, and/or project specifications;
  • Daily use of Metafield, and/or other field and laboratory information management systems, for recording of testing results;
  • Communication of field and laboratory testing results with Construction Services and Geotechnical Project Management staff, general contractors, and clients;
  • Calibration of field and laboratory equipment to industry codes and standards.

At S&ME, it doesn't have to be just a job, it can be the beginning of a long and successful career. We offer training (both on-the-job and classroom) to support and encourage staff in obtaining certifications in the fields of aggregate, asphalt, soil, reinforced concrete and masonry. We also have a Credential Incentive Program that rewards obtaining those certifications throughout the employee's career.

Pay rate is based on level of experience and active certifications.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED required;
  • 0-2 years of experience in construction testing/inspections of soil, concrete, masonry, and/or asphalt materials preferred;
  • ACI, ICC, or DOT (or equivalent) certifications preferred, but not required;
  • Effective communication skills (speaking, reading, and writing), using the English language, required;
  • Ability to routinely lift 40 to 50 lbs. (field/laboratory samples and equipment), required;
  • Willingness to work outdoors in varying weather conditions (Company will provide Personal Protective Equipment and inclement weather gear, as appropriate);
  • Ability to work and maneuver equipment (such as a loaded wheelbarrow) on uneven ground and around active construction sites;
  • Willingness to travel out-of-town (typically overnight) for short duration assignments.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy and Reference check program. Submit resume and salary expectations for consideration. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search. S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.

No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls or walk-ins accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor