• Construction Lab Technician II

    Location US-Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/5/2018 3:36 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under supervision, responsible for sampling, processing and testing materials according to established sampling and testing procedures and specifications.


    • Perform sampling and testing on materials in accordance with established procedures and specifications
    • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of equipment and maintain proper documentation of maintenance and calibration
    • Prepare and submit accurate, legible, comprehensive and complete testing and/or inspection reports in accordance with established quality procedures
    • Review test procedures, plans, specifications, general notes and shop/working drawings for assigned activities prior to performing assigned duties
    • May lead the work of other technicians
    • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example
    • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report
    • The safe utilization, storage and maintenance of all documents and tools
    • Contact assigned direct report for priorities and deadlines for assigned tasks
    • Update of Direct Report on progress and delays on every task or assignment
    • Safe usage and maintenance of individually assigned company vehicle and laboratory/testing equipment including use within company policy
    • Carry out assigned duties in accordance with established procedures
    • Meets directed priorities and deadlines
    • Maintenance of certifications at the time of employment or obtained during employment


    • A person in this position generally, but not necessarily has 1 to 3 years’ experience in the field of employment
    • Graduation from high school or GED certification
    • Shall possess a valid driver’s license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet firm’s auto insurability requirements


    • Completion of Troxler Manufacturing or equal radiation safety course to utilize nuclear gauges
    • ACI Field Testing Technician Grade 1
    • ACI Concrete Strength Testing
    • TXAPA Soils and Base certifications
    • TXAPA Hot Mix Asphalt Certifications.Successful applicants without the above certifications or training may be required to pursue successful attainment of the certifications. Related experience may be substituted with the approval of the client


    • Material characteristics as they relate to laboratory and field testing


    • Laboratory and field testing procedures
    • Materials used in highway construction


    • Basic math and science to analyze test results
    • Techniques used to lead the work of others


    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to communicate problems, status of work, daily reports, etc.
    • Lift 60 lbs.
    • Move 100 lbs. equipment and sample containers
    • Distinguish colors and shades of colors to analyze laboratory results
    • Read and understand procedures, specifications, instructions, labels, reports, etc.
    • Maneuver within confines of laboratory
    • Travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain
    • Access shelves, cabinets, etc. that have been constructed to preserve the integrity of the physical conditions of samples
    • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
    • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external personnel
    • Use hand tools such as sledgehammers, shovels and picks
    • Lead the work of others
    • Ability to drive company vehicle, manage and complete all assigned jobs, efficiently and on time


    • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm
    • Possess the dexterity to utilize delicate and small laboratory equipment
    • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of Corporate Policy Manual
    • Pursue technical certifications such as: ACI Field Testing Technician Grade 1, ACI Concrete Strength Testing, and TXAPA Soils and Base and Hot Mix Asphalt certifications


    • Communication to interact with clients and project managers


    • Works in laboratory environment containing chemicals and solvents
    • Conditions include humidity, noise, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, electrical energy, and grease and oils
    • May be required to work protracted and irregular hours to meet deadlines

    Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.


    Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.   Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    HR Contact:  Mary Clark 210-694-3625



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