Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Construction Materials Testing Technician to join our Elko, NV team to support construction materials testing of mining/commercial/industrial projects. We have full time as well as on call opportunities.
Operate standard construction materials testing equipment and perform routine testing procedures at mine sites (primarily concrete, soils, asphalt, and geosynthetic liner systems)
Perform soil density testing using both nuclear gauge and sand cone in accordance with ASTM and project specifications on site at commercial construction projects
Perform analysis or calculations to check accuracy of test data
Prepare daily reports of observation and test results
Will monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications
Test and work in accordance with Company safety policies
Will interact with client representatives (supervisors, foremen, project managers, engineers, etc.) at project sites
May work in the lab and assist with preparing samples
Skills / Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent required
A recent graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering or Construction Management would also be a good fit for this opportunity
Current valid driver’s license
Basic math skills required
Good attendance is required
Willingness to travel
The work is subject to outside environment conditions. Our ideal candidate enjoys working outdoors.
Reliability – must be able to arrive at designated project sites prior to scheduled times
Flexibility – must be able to work outside normal business hours as required
Must pass drug test, background check, physical and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's MVR driving policy
3-10 years Construction Materials Testing experience either on mining projects or on transportation construction projects
Current MSHA Certification (desired)
Liner experience (desired)
Certifications for soils, concrete and asphalt (desired)
ACI Field Testing Technician Grade I (desired)
Nuclear Testing service training course (desired)
Ability to read & interpret engineers plans & specifications
Ability to lift 50 pounds. Will routinely lift and carry materials and equipment
Ability to complete “Fit for Duty” examination as prescribed by company policy
Able to work in variable outside conditions, including extreme heat or cold
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.
About Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
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