Soils and Materials Laboratory Technician

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/11/2020 2:39 PM)
Job ID
2020-4260
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-CA-Chico
Category
Technical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

 

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

 

The Soils and Materials Laboratory Technician perform construction materials testing on soil, aggregates, asphalt and concrete in compliance with industry standards such as AMRL, CCRL, AASHTO and Caltrans Test Methods. The lab technical will learn and demonstrates competence in all laboratory methods. The lab technician is under the general supervision of the location manager and reports to the Laboratory Engineer for laboratory quality control.

Responsibilities

  • Performs testing and measurements with the direction of project manager, lab manager or supervisors.
  • Has the knowledge to, or to learn and, demonstrates ability to accurately perform testing according to recognized standards.
  • Perform laboratory testing of soil, concrete and asphalt associated with civil engineering construction projects including DSA, OSHPD, Caltrans, and USACE requirements.
  • Furnishes draft testing reports. All discrepancies shall be brought to the immediate attention of the project manager, lab manager, or supervisor.
  • Notifies supervisor, and/or project manager of problems and deviations from plans and specifications.
  • Complete and comprehensive communication with project personnel to ensure the effective management of the project.
  • Maintains laboratory quality control to ensure the accuracy of test results.
  • Performs laboratory equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Perform laboratory testing of soil, concrete and asphalt associated with civil engineering construction projects including DSA, OSHPD, Caltrans, and USACE requirements.
  • Perform field inspection, testing and sampling as needed.
  • Ability to make good decisions using sound, professional judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Physical ability to perform labor-intensive work including but not limited the safe handling and
    transport of concrete samples, soil samples, and other lab related materials.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately perform testing according to recognized standards.
  • Communicates and interfaces effectively with clients and co-workers.
  • Possesses effective written, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work as
    part of a team involving staff, clients and outside agencies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including identifying data quality issues.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

Qualifications

  • Education/Qualifications:
    • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Experience with ASTM and Caltrans testing procedures for soils, aggregates, asphalt, concrete and masonry ideal but not required.
    • Ability to follow direction, procedures and learn repetitive tasks.
  • Certifications/Licenses:
    • Preferred, but not required Certifications/Licenses:
    • ACI, NICET, CALTRANS, ICC
    • ACI strength of Concrete, Aggregates, and Aggregates Base Certifications required, or ability to obtain certifications immediately.

 

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

 

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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