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AECOM Geotechnical Construction Laboratory Technician in West Palm Beach, Florida

United States of America - Florida, West Palm Beach

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking experienced, creative, highly talented Construction Laboratory Technician for employment in West Palm Beach, FL.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of non-professional technical work in the specialized engineering field of geotechnical and materials engineering. The work requires a practical knowledge of testing procedures and techniques based on engineering principles and the skill to apply these procedures.

  • Conducts laboratory and field testing to determine the engineering properties of soils, aggregates, rock, concrete, soil cement, concrete aggregate, and asphalt aggregate. Testing is conducted in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Concrete Institute (ACI) or other applicable standards.

  • The technician will obtain proper size samples, prepare the samples and test apparatus and conducts the tests. In addition, the technician will complete the test result forms, produce the proper calculations and noting any discrepancies from the standard test methods. Tests may include, but are not limited to, particle size analysis, moisture content, fines content, ph of soils, organic content, proctor tests, atterberg limits, maximum and minimum dry density, relative density of soils, nuclear density, sand cone testing, specific gravity, permeability, etc. and other specific tests related to soils, soil cement, concrete, asphalt and aggregates as needed. In addition, maintains organization and cleanliness of the laboratory facilities and equipment on a daily basis. Discards and store samples at designated locations.

  • Performs calibrations of laboratory equipment as necessary and notifies when new equipment or supplies are needed. Performs data entry of testing results and assists in preparation of reports. Responsible for ensuring a clean, well-organized and responsible testing operation, and prompt, accurate test reports. Responsible for adherence to all safety rules and regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • 4+ years of experience

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security pre-employment background check

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work and walk in outdoor/construction site environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, cold, noise, and moisture. Position requires often standing/walking; occasionally perform repetitive bending and stooping, operation of vehicles, climbing of stairs, keyboard/mouse operations, repetitive or fine hand movements, work alone in isolated/remote areas, and lifting less than 25 pounds; rarely working with arms above shoulder level, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), working at heights, working in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment, working in confined spaces, and lifting of 25 - 50 pounds. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of field laboratory experience

  • ACI Certification is preferred.

  • ​OSHA 10 Certification is preferred.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243527BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.