• Materials Testing Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Vega
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Concrete and Soil Technician. We are offering a car and living allowance to qualified candidates. In this role, you will perform testing of concrete and soil in the field and laboratory for air content, slump, temperature, casting of concrete cylinders, de-molding, and compression testing on large renewable energy projects (wind farms).  You may also perform soil testing using a portable nuclear density gauge and/or hand auger device.


    Work schedule is variable which may include nights and weekends. If you are not within 50 miles from the project site, this position will require travel up to 12 weeks at a time.


    • Ensure compliance with safety rules, company policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws
    • Set up, conduct and analyze standard field and lab tests following prescribed procedures
    • Solve technical problems using application of standard techniques
    • Assist in documenting on-site test results; examine and analyze test results and explain unusual findings
    • Ensure that all testing equipment and tools are properly calibrated and maintained 
    • Communicate with clients, technicians, and project managers on a professional level to ensure a high degree of customer satisfaction
    • Ability to travel extensively if not local (50 miles) for the project location

    Skills / Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1 certification required
    • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain prior to beginning employment required
    • Concrete and soil testing experience required,  field and lab testing experience preferred
    • Understanding of Nuclear Density Gauge Radiation Safety a plus
    • Ability to operate a company vehicle within company policy
    • Knowledge of construction techniques, testing & construction management preferred
    • Ability to document completed jobs including notes on client contacts, action in the field, subsequent laboratory test with dates and times noted for review purposes
    • Ability to maintain a tactful attitude and maintain good relationships with project engineers, owners, and contractors
    • Ability to talk knowledgeably to project engineers and/or contractors about the jobs as required regarding concerning work progress and necessary recommendations

    Company Overview

    Element is the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.


    Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.


    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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