Engineering Technician III (Materials Only)

Terracon Longmont, CO
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.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

* Performs testing, observation, and inspection as directed in accordance with training and the specified procedures.

* 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 personnel as directed by the PM.

* Has experience and proficiency in multiple areas of field testing and inspection and or laboratory testing

* May train lower level technicians

* May lead the activities of other engineering technicians in the laboratory or on larger field projects.

* Maintains equipment and calibration.

* Follows 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 3-5 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.

* Experience with laptop computer use and Microsoft Word and Excel

* ACI certification: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I

* Certified in radiation safety and Nuclear Density Gauge operation.

* Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history


* Certifications in one or more of the following areas:

* LabCAT A


* ICC certification in one or more of the following categories: Reinforced Concrete, Spray-applied Fireproofing, Structural Masonry, Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete, Structural Steel – Bolting, Structural Steel – Welding.

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Employment Type

Regular, Full Time

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

EEO Statement

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

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.