Field Technician - (FTIEntry.1)

Specialized Engineering
Frederick, MD
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Company Description Specialized Engineering, an employee-owned firm headquartered in Maryland, proudly employs more than 95 associates who include Professional Engineers, Professional Geologists, Project Managers, Field Technicians, Laboratory Technicians, and Support Personnel. Our technical personnel is registered in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as being cross-trained among inter-related disciplines. As a member of a Maryland Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), each employee gains ownership status in the company over time. Our employee-owners focus on client service, excellence, and integrity. Specialized Engineering routinely hires the best available people in the A/E/C industry who are looking for competitive compensation with continued opportunities for professional growth within the company, an excellent benefits package, and a positive work environment among a group of proud employee-owners. Job Description Summary: Conducts tests and field investigations to obtain data for use by construction, engineering, and architectural clientele and company personnel by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Collects and prepares samples for analysis in accordance with established protocols. Conducts field tests according to prescribed standards to determine characteristics or composition of concrete, soil samples and other substances in the field. Prepares sample for testing, records data, prepares summaries and charts for review, and develops a report detailing activities performed and results received. Manages the timeliness and accuracy of reports and information by following all report protocols consistently. May calibrate monitoring equipment to provide proper flow of information. Installs operates, and perform routine maintenance on mechanical equipment, and test instrumentation. Assists with the installation of equipment and instrumentation, including calibration; troubleshooting as needed. Must be able to operate fixed or mobile data collection stations and equipment as needed. Audits properties of samples collected to identify conditions. Examines and investigates select materials and conditions on project site locations. Informs Project Manager and client personnel of progress, issues, risks and actions on a day-to-day basis. Is consistently professional, effective and courteous in communication, conduct and appearance.Job Requirements:Qualifications: To perform this job 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. Minimum requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. College Degree and/or experience preferred. Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization if necessary. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in predominantly standardized situations. Computer Skills: No Computer skills needed, but basic abilities desired. Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver's License and current MVR report. No sampling certification required for hire. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specialized Engineering is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.