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Construction Materials Testing Field Technician

Company: Froehling and Robertson, Inc
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

Froehling & Robertson, Inc., (F&R) has been proudly engineering stability in the country since 1881.  In addition to being one of the oldest independent testing/engineering companies, F&R is also a minority-owned business offering competitive compensation/benefits and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect for all!  Our shared F&R/Employee values include: Safe & Healthy Work Environment, Value & Respect for F&R Employees and Clients, Trustworthiness, Technical Excellence, Continuous Improvement, and Financial Success. 

We're always on the lookout for FRESH and ENERGIZED talent; individuals and professionals who are not afraid to get their boots and hats a little dirty from the ruffles of the journey to engineering stability together.

 

Come be a part of this talented and dedicated team.

Join stability.  Apply now!

 

Who we are looking for:

As a CMT Technician, you will help ensure public safety by traveling to construction sites to inspect the contractor's work, and perform basic field soil and concrete tests under the direction of other F&R technicians or engineering professionals to verify the work is performed in accordance with project specifications. With minimal paperwork involved, all inspections/observations and test data is input on smart phones/tablets in the field for immediate transmittal to our Project Managers for review. 

 

What you’ll be doing:

 Including but not limited to:

  • Performing field materials testing of soil, asphalt, masonry and concrete
  • Preparing detailed and complete field reports with all relevant test results and inspections/observations provided
  • Performing laboratory tests on soil and concrete and preparing reports of results
  • Evaluating site and subgrade conditions on construction projects and providing recommendations
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, and engineering and technician staff regarding construction issues 

 

Developing employees to reach their full career aspirations and potential is important to F&R. Our job classifications allow you to develop a pathway with your manager for your career progression as you gain more experience and qualifications. Related experience from previous employment, training, and certifications will be taken into consideration.

Apply now to be considered for:

  • Tech in Training
  • Technician I
  • Technician II
  • Technician III
  • Sr. Technician I
  • Sr. Technician II

 

What you need to have:

  • A High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Prior construction or field testing experience preferred
  • ACI Level I Concrete, State DOT, WACEL, or ICC certifications in the disciplines of soils, reinforced concrete, and masonry are a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and within teams to achieve goals
  • Must be detail oriented 
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • A problem solver who can deal with a variety of variables at once
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • 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 and laboratory tests and equipment
  • Must be able to walk and stand continuously throughout the day
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 70 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record
  • Requires a valid, clean driver’s license, as travel to job sites is required
  • Must continue to maintain a safe driving record and valid driver’s license to fulfill travel requirements of this position

 

Check out our Perks + Benefits:

In addition to our welcoming company culture and competitive compensation packages, our employees enjoy the below benefits:

  • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
  • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Company–observed paid holidays
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • 401K retirement
  • Company Cell Phone + Tablet 
  • Use of Company Vehicle for every day onsite travel

 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other reason protected by federal, state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

 

 EOE M/F/D/V/SO. Drug Free Workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Froehling and Robertson, Inc, Charlottesville , Construction Materials Testing Field Technician, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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