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Universal Engineering Sciences CMT Engineering Field Technician - CLT in Charlotte, North Carolina


UES Professional Solutions 29, Inc. (UES), formerly known as SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, Inc., has an opening in our Field Technician Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.

UES is a privately held, rapidly growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting. With more than 3,800 professionals across 80+ branches in high growth markets in the U.S., UES consults on projects of all sizes for public and private clients in industries ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial, residential, and education.

Experienced and proven, UES is considered a pioneer of the industry and stands at the forefront of emerging technology and best practices. Our work includes public and private clients, as well as public-private partnerships, and consists of projects ranging from transportation and infrastructure to aviation and aerospace. Our engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, scientists, and drillers offer an unwavering commitment to excellence, approaching each project with the knowledge that precision, professionalism, and creative solutions are what drive success and cultivate enduring client relationships.

As UES continues to grow, it’s critical that we have a defined set of values that guide us like a north star. These values need to demonstrate who we are as a company and what we believe. STRIVE stands for Safety, Teamwork, Responsiveness, Integrity, Value, and Excellence.

Job Responsibilities:

● Travel to various job sites in a company provided vehicle

● Perform routine field sampling and/or testing on construction materials

● Responsible for the field compaction testing, sampling and observation of soils, stone, and asphalt, utilizing field equipment such as nuclear density gauges or drive tube methods

● Perform concrete, grout, and masonry quality control tests through sampling and visual observation, performing slump tests and collecting compressive and flexural strength

● Sample asphalt cores to verify thickness

● Read maps, blueprints, follow directions, and interpret engineering and construction plans

● Perform hand augers with dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) testing to collect data of subsurface conditions for foundations, roadways, and other surfaces

● Communicate daily with site contractors, other technicians, and project managers verbally and electronically

● Observe and complete accurate and detailed daily field-testing reports and/or diagrams to clients, supervisors, and project managers

● Other tasks as assigned

This position offers career advancement such as paid certifications and training.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

● Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments

● Field work on outside construction sites involving long-term standing, sitting and repetitive motions

● Ability to use your senses to see (including close, distant and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus), smell, hear and touch (use your hands to reach, climb or balance, crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit)

● Some weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required. You may be required to drive hundreds of miles per day

● Ability to regularly lift and/or move/shake up to 40lbs (soil and/or concrete tests and related apparatus); frequently lift and/or move up to 60lbs (soil and sand samples, and nuclear density equipment); and occasionally move more than 100lbs. (such as a loaded wheelbarrow of concrete samples)


● High School diploma or equivalent

● Must be at least 18 years old for entry onto job sites

● Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record

● Outdoor work experience

● Ability to read, write and use technology including phone and computer

● Preferred but not required: prior experience as field/engineering technician, construction materials testing or related experience

● Preferred but not required: Active ACI, ICC and/or NCDOT/SCDOT certifications and/or willingness to obtain industry certifications

Who We Are:

UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.

Growing in Excellence

As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 80+ branches and nearly 4,000 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why Work at UES?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. (http://benefits.click/) Please (http://workplace.please/) ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

Check out our website: https://teamues.com/

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

$17 - $18 an hour

Team: Field Tech

Work Type: Full-Time

Location Type: onsite