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TERRACON INC Construction Materials Testing Engineering Technician in DES MOINES, Iowa

See Terracon's Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionTerracon has an opportunity for a Construction Materials Technicians to join our team in Des Moines, IA. Our Construction Materials Technicians will perform various observations and tests on construction materials such as soils, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and asphalt. You will communicate with Project Managers, client representatives, contractor's representatives and other key stakeholders regarding testing and inspection results. Tests are performed on building construction projects in the Des Moines area and in the Terracon laboratories. Successful candidates will receive in-depth technical training and professional certifications as they advance in the position within 1-2 years. Safety is Terracon's most important core value! Terracon provides a safe work environment for our employees and safe practices for our technicians to follow. Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) is about care and concern for people. It is our personal and organizational commitment at all levels of the company to everyone going home safe to their family every day. We will hold ourselves responsible not just for our own safety and wellbeing, but for that of everyone around us. We will all develop a mindset intolerant of any incidents or injuries no matter how minor or infrequent. Essential Role and Responsibilities:Under direction of senior technicians, staff professionals or project managers, assists with tasks and perform basic sample tests and observation of soils, aggregates, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and asphalt. Document and prepare sample testing and observation data using a laptop or tablet device; submit findings accurately to a Project Manager. Effectively communicate testing and inspection results. Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibility in work assignments.Ensure that all testing equipment and tools are properly calibrated and maintained.Follows safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects. Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work. Reports any safety issues or concerns to management.Maintains quality standards on all projects.Transports materials safely from various job sites to the lab using a company provided full size pickup truck. Requirements:High school diploma or equivalent6 months' experience Obtain ACI certification within 90 days of hireSuccessful completion of related internal safety and technical certificationsValid driver's license with acceptable violation historyPreferred Requirements: Obtain Nuclear Density Gauge certification within 6 months of hireCurrent industry certifications for materials testing a plus, but not requiredThe successful candidate will be encouraged to expand their skills and certifications through company provided training and mentoring. This is an opportunity to become a member of a successful team, be part of the construction process and make a career at a steady, growing organization. Wondering what a day in the life as a Materials Technician at Terracon would look like? Watch this short video before applying.Terracon's Safety Response to COVID-19Committed to Our Employee Safety!Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you! Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It's that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being "Best at People," here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:On-going communication with ALL employee-own