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Amec Foster Wheeler Senior Construction Materials Technician in Knoxville, Tennessee

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is hiring a Senior Construction Materials Technician to join our team in Knoxville, TN. Wood provides construction materials testing and quality control services to a variety of clients from civil contractors to state and federal agencies. Our work spans many sectors including oil & gas, mining, hydro power development, highway infrastructure, municipal infrastructure, and commercial and industrial developments.

The Senior Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Technician will independently perform advanced-level construction materials and testing work with direction from a supervisor. This position may also direct efforts of less-experienced staff, travel to various jobs sites, and work in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

This position is fulltime, permanent and offers exciting and valuable opportunities for the motivated candidate to become trained in key aspects of our other related lines of business including environmental sciences, site assessment, remediation, earth sciences and geotechnical engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform field and laboratory testing and inspections for concrete, soils, aggregates, and asphalt in accordance with relevant standards

  • Sampling/testing of concrete, collection of field samples and conduction of soil and asphalt compaction testing

  • Preparation of daily field reports, field compaction reports, laboratory testing reports, and other office assignments

  • Monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications

  • Interact with client representative (supervisors, foremen, project managers, engineers, etc.) at project sites

  • Participate in the internal QA program, including but not limited to fabrication of test specimens on job sites, transportation of specimens to the laboratory, testing and/or testing management, and reporting

  • Actively participate in internal safety programs to ensure that all work in the laboratory and the field is performed in accordance with all applicable safety rules and regulations.

  • Adhering to all company safety rules and policies

Skills / Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 8-10 years of experience in construction testing/inspections of soil, concrete, masonry, and/or asphalt materials required

  • Requires travel and willingness to work outdoors

  • Requires ability to lift 50 lbs. routinely

  • Ability to apply analytical or scientific thinking to define and solve problems and be able to execute field and office tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Very strong communication, teamwork, and organizational skills

  • Understanding of basic engineering principles

  • Basic ability to use Microsoft Office applications, (Outlook, One Drive, Teams, Word, Excel)

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability

  • Valid driver’s license is required

  • Due to field work responsibilities, a fit for duty physical is required

  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required

  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record

  • The following ACI Certifications (or equivalent) preferred:

  • Concrete Strength Testing Technician

  • Aggregate Testing Technician - Level I

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

  • If certifications have been previously obtained but have expired, the candidate must be able to get re-certified within 6 months of employment.

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Senior Construction Materials Technician

Requisition ID: 2022-104517

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.woodplc.com/