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Materials Testing Technician

Company: DOWL
Location: Billings
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Summary Materials Testing Technicians are responsible for performing field testing and construction inspection in accordance with published standards and DOWL laboratory policies and procedures. Utilizes a 40 lb gauge to run tests on construction materials in the field. Makes concrete cylinders and performs laboratory testing as needed. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 1. Perform field testing on various construction materials including soil, aggregate, concrete, and asphalt. 2. Perform inspection duties related to soil, concrete, masonry and asphalt construction. 3. Perform soil compaction/density testing on multiple projects in accordance with ASTM and project specifications. Test concrete for slump, air, and conformance to project specifications. Make test cylinders in accordance with ASTM and other standards. 4. Monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications. 5. Prepare and submit written daily field reports summarizing daily activities/observation and density test calculations and results. 6. Communicate with office, contractors, clients, and on-site personnel about schedule, testing, and results. 7. Calibrate and perform routine maintainance on field and laboratory equipment. 8. Deliver concrete and soil samples to the lab and properly inprocess samples. 9. Maintain equipment and vehicle. 10. Perform testing in the laboratory on construction materials. 11. Work in the concrete room prepping and performing tests on concrete cylinders, cores, masonry block, and prisms for compressive strength testing. Break cylinders, prisms, masonry blocks, and cubes of concrete. 12. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications. To be successful in this position, 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. Education and/or Experience High school diploma (required) with one to three years related work experience. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be 18 years of age or older. ACI Certification (concrete sampling and field testing) - required WAQTC Certification - required Troxler Certification - required NICET Level I (soils, asphalt, concrete - lab and field) - Level II desirable. ICC Certification (soils, concrete) desirable. Mathematical Skills Basic math and English skills sufficient to read and understand test procedures, communicate with supervisors, and to perform test computations. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to interpret graphs. Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, multi-task and work extended hours during construction season including weekends and evenings as required.
  • Flexibility for travel as required. Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will involve physical activities including but not limited to kneeling, standing, walking, pulling, and lifting. The job involves being subjected to the elements including extreme cold and heat and hazards including but not limited to working on scaffolding, moving vehicles, and moving mechanical parts. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time. The employee often lifts and/or moves up to 75 pounds. The employee will occasionally sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Keywords: DOWL, Billings , Materials Testing Technician, Engineering , Billings, Montana

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