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Amec Foster Wheeler Engineering Technician, Mining / Heavy Civil in Elko, Nevada

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Construction Materials Testing Technician to join our Nevada team to support construction materials testing of mining/commercial/industrial projects.

Do you like to work outdoors in a construction environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established environmental firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and contributions? We encourage you to apply to join our team of friendly, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate standard construction materials testing equipment and perform routine testing procedures (primarily concrete, soils 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

  • Will travel to project sites mostly in Nevada

Qualification Requirements:

  • 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

  • Must pass drug test and must have a clean driving record in accordance with the Company's MVR driving policy

  • Willingness to travel

  • 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

Qualification Preferences:

  • Construction Materials Testing experience either on mining projects or on transportation construction projects

  • Current MSHA Certification (desired)

  • Certifications for soils and concrete (desired)

  • ACI Field Testing Technician Grade I (desired)

  • Nuclear Testing service training course (desired)

  • Ability to read & interpret engineers plans & specifications

Physical Demands:

  • 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


Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

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.

Published Position Title: Engineering Technician, Mining / Heavy Civil

Requisition ID: 2020-71682

Name: Staff / Permanent

Type of Requisition: Professional & Technical

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.woodplc.com/