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Universal Engineering Sciences Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Co-op in Erlanger, Kentucky


Geotechnology, a Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) Company, has an opening in our Construction Services Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.

CMT Co-ops, during summer and fall semesters, perform or assist in performing routine field tests and observations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs field quality control tests on plastic concrete

  • Performs field density testing on soil, asphalt, and aggregate

  • Extracts field samples in borrow pits

  • Assists with drilling and sampling operations with hand-operated drilling equipment

  • May perform routine laboratory tests on soil, concrete, asphalt, and other construction materials

  • Limited decision making

  • Prepares written electronic daily field observation reports and summary reports

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Conducts all work in a manner that demonstrates that safety is a core value

  • Follows Geotechnology's safety plans, programs, policies, and procedures

  • Conducts periodic job site safety observations

  • Participates in group safety meetings and job site tailgate safety meetings

  • Completes assigned safety training


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be currently enrolled at a university and pursuing an engineering degree

  • Zero to one-year prior experience

  • Ability to receive ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Level I Certification and Nuclear density safety training

  • Ability to complete 10-hour OSHA Construction and defensive driver training before May 2024

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to perform routine field tests

  • Proficient with a basic cell phone and computer usage for daily report entry

  • Dependable

  • Ability to verbally communicate and write in a clear, concise, legible manner

  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include nights and weekends

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 60 branches and 2,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why work at Geotechnology, A Universal Engineering Sciences Company?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here (https://teamues-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/sbielefeldt/EbEUX7QyRi9Np7gALiJOZlkBNwVgknUxkYY7P7dcARIV9Q?e=XogND6) to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

Check out our website: 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.

Team: Construction Services Department-Geotechnology

Work Type: Co-Op

Location Type: onsite