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Timmons Group, Inc. Construction Materials Testing Technician - Entry Level in Raleigh, North Carolina

Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and helping our clients achieve their vision resulting in shared success. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.

We are currently seeking an entry level Construction Materials Testing Technician to join our Geotechnical and Construction Services Sector in our Raleigh, North Carolina office.

Summary

Under the direction of the Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Manager, applies learned skills and technical ability to observe and test various materials associated with site, road and building construction by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs field testing of soil, asphalt and concrete. Prepares detailed field reports with all relevant test results, observations and recommendations provided.

  • Reviews project plans and specifications prior to construction to ensure knowledge of project details and requirements.

  • Ensures field testing equipment is in proper operating condition.

  • Obtains and maintains all certifications as determined by the CMT Manager.

  • Communicates with clients, contractors and engineering and technician staff on a regular basis regarding construction issues.

Skills & Qualifications

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.

  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or GED. Previous experience in a construction environment is desirable.

  • Ability to learn and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate with others to clarify expected outcomes.

  • Ability to apply basic mathematical formulas and concepts to calculate quantities, estimate volumes, inspect constructed work, make recommendations in the field and to perform calculations for field tests and equipment. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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