Element Materials Technology

  • Construction Materials Testing Technician

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for Construction Materials Testing Technician. The primary function of the Construction Materials Testing Technician is to provide construction representative testing and inspection services on various land development and construction building projects. 

    This is a full time permanent position with full benefits package available. We are offering a sign on bonus if you apply before September 1st. 


    • Ensure compliance with safety rules, company policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws
    • Ensure that all testing equipment, work vehicles, and tools are properly calibrated and maintained
    • Set up, conduct and analyze standard field and laboratory tests following prescribed procedures
    • Performing testing and inspection of soil/aggregates, concrete, masonry, rebar, and bituminous pavement in the field and laboratory
    • Concrete tests may include air content, slump, temperature, casting of concrete cylinders, de-molding, and compression strength testing
    • Soil/aggregate testing may include mechanical analysis, Proctor, moisture content, Atterberg Limit, soil nuclear density testing, and sand cone testing
    • Bituminous pavement testing may include nuclear density testing to establish a rolling pattern or verify field density, testing bituminous cores for thickness and density, tests for oil content (extraction) and gradation, Marshall and Gyratory density, and air voids
    • Other job functions include performing excavation observations, documenting exposed soil conditions are suitable for planned construction, and proof-roll testing for suitability of street subgrade/aggregate base prior to pavement placement
    • Solve technical problems using application of standard techniques
    • Assist in documenting on-site test results; examine and analyze test results and explain unusual findings
    • Prepare test reports for review by senior staff members
    • Communicate with Clients, Technicians, and Project Managers on a professional level to ensure a high degree of customer satisfaction
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Safety focus and attention to detail.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • 2+ years in construction industry or two years technical/trade preferred
    • Current industry certifications for materials testing or construction helpful
    • Related work experience in materials testing or construction helpful, however, not required
    • Flexibility to work extended or nontraditional hours as needed.

    Please apply directly to stephanie.johnston@element.com

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    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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