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PEA Group Construction Materials Testing Technician in Troy, Michigan

General SummaryObserves contractors on construction sites and performs basic field soil and concrete tests under the direction of other PEA Group technicians or engineering professionals to ensure that testing, sampling, or inspection is performed consistent with project specifications. Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesObserves, measures, and performs testing on soils, concrete, asphalt, and other construction materials on construction related project.Prepares detailed and complete daily field reports with all relevant test results, measurements and observations provided.Performs basic laboratory tests on soil and concrete and prepares reports of results.Evaluates site soil conditions on construction projects and provides recommendations.Communicates with clients, contractors, and engineering and technician staff regarding construction issues.Verifies conformance of projects with approved construction documents.Communicates in an effective and professional manner with project managers, contractors, and owner/owner’s representatives throughout project.Performs maintenance and calibrates /verifies status of laboratory testing equipment.Compiles, analyzes, computes, edits and processes lab data and accurately perform various tests in accordance with applicable standards.Formal Education, Licenses and CertificationsBachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in engineering, construction, environmental sciences, geology or related discipline preferred, but not required.High School diploma or equivalent.Technician Certifications such as American Concrete Institute (ACI) Certification, ICC or MCA are preferred but not mandatory.Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.Ability to work with computers and mobile technologies to create and submit reports.Knowledge and Experience1 to 2 years of experience performing field or laboratory testing.General knowledge of math and science.Thorough knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel.Competencies and Personal AttributesHighly organized and able to multi-task and work effectively with limited supervision.Able to read construction specifications and drawings and maps, or able to learn.Able to use and read measurement tools and perform basic calculations.Able to perform manual labor associated with the equipment used for testing.Able to work with computers and mobile technologies to create and submit reports daily.Highly professional demeanor.Reliability – must be able to arrive at designated project sites prior to scheduled times.Strong math skills and interest in mathematics.Willingness to work in an outdoors environment in all weather conditions.Must pass pre-employment drug screen, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record.Strong work ethic and ability to work well on a team.Positive attitude and desire to learn. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Fieldwork involves working outdoors in all types of weather, walking long distances, and standing for extended periods while measurements are taken. Some assignments may require working in confined spaces or climbing and working at above average heights. While performing these duties, an employee is frequently required to stoop; kneel; sit; talk; hear; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The position lifts heavy objects; the employee must frequent