Civil Engineering Field Technician

Materials Testing Consultants | Grand Rapids, MI

Posted Date 1/26/2018

Company Description: Materials Testing Consultants, Inc.(MTC) specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, and environmental consulting. MTC was founded in 1968 by Raymond P. Elliott, P.E., and has earned a reputation in engineering innovations that provide reliable and cost effective solutions. We regularly team with municipalities, state agencies, architects, developers and private clients by applying our skills and knowledge of the engineering challenges and solutions. We provide service to our clients from both our West Michigan Office in Grand Rapids Michigan and our Southeast Michigan Office in Ann Arbor Michigan; our services cover the entire Great Lakes Region.

Position Description: Field Technicians travel to construction project sites to perform Quality Assurance testing of construction materials. Upon accurate completion of the tests, the results are documented and communicated to client field representatives. Reports are then submitted for review and processing. With the guidance from the Project Manager, the Field Technician will assist with deficiency resolution.


  •  Perform soil, concrete, asphalt and masonry testing.
  •  Complete daily report of observation and accurately record test results.
  •  Monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications.
  •  Professional communication with client representatives (supervisor, foremen, project managers, engineers,etc.) at project   sites.
  •  Recording and communication to the project supervisor and client any deviations from the specifications.
  •  Proper maintenance of equipment.
  •  Perform other duties or functions as assigned or requested. 


  •  High School degree required; Associates or Bachelor degree with science focus helpful.
  •  Ability to travel and stay overnight for non-local projects when necessary.
  •  Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  •  Must pass drug screen, physical and background check.
  •  Ability to coordinate individual aspects of projects.
  •  Effective communication skills.
  •  High ethical standards.
  •  Regular lifting up to 50 lbs.
  •  Work environment primarily at construction sites with possibility of challenging terrain and outdoor weather conditions.
  •  MTC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, paid vacation and paid holidays. MTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Engineering | Construction | Quality Control / Safety | Trades / Skilled Labor

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