Construction Materials Field Technician

  • Specialized Engineering
  • Baltimore and Washington D.C.
  • Apr 24, 2019
Full time Construction

Job Description

Specialized Engineering seeks experienced or entry-level Construction Materials Testing Field Technicians to work on-site at contract locations throughout the region. Technicians ensure materials on the project meet standards required by engineering plans and specifications. Primary responsibilities include conducting tests and field observations for construction materials, including soil, concrete, asphalt, reinforcing steel, foundations, and masonry in addition to performing duties as a quality assurance inspector on construction sites.


Work includes performing field density and moisture testing of construction materials, (soil and asphalt) sampling and testing of concrete, tests for slump, temperature, air content and unit weight, and fabricating concrete test cylinders and recording results.

Successful candidates will possess outstanding attention to detail, will be required to read and understand data, and properly document collected information. Ability to lift up to 70 pound load. Prior experience and ACI/NICET/Superpave certifications are a plus, but not required.


Specialized Engineering is an employee ownedcompany offering a competitive wages and benefits package commensurate with experience; full benefits include ESOP and 401K plans, tuition/certification reimbursement.



Job title: Construction Materials Lab Technician


Company description:


Job description:


Summary: Conducts sample tests and investigations on materials to obtain data for use by public and private clientele for the purposes of structural ,engineering, and architectural design, planning and plan verification by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collects and prepares samples for analysis in accordance with established protocols.
  • Conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests according to prescribed standards to determine characteristics or composition materials including but not limited to concrete, soil, asphalt, aggregate and other substances in the laboratory.
  • Prepares sample for testing, records data, prepares summaries and charts for review, and develops a report detailing activities performed and results received.
  • Calibrates monitoring equipment to provide proper flow of information.
  • Installs, operates, and performs some routine maintenance on systems, mechanical equipment, and other test instrumentation.
  • May assist with the installation of equipment and instrumentation including calibration and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Operates fixed or mobile data collection and analysis stations.
  • Audits properties of samples collected to identify physical evidence of properties and conditions.
  • Is consistently professional, effective and courteous in communication, conduct and appearance.




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.




Minimum requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. College Degree and/or experience preferred.


Math Ability:


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability:


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in predominantly standardized situations.