Laboratory Technician

    Date Posted: 01/31/2024

    Job Description

    Laboratory Technician General Responsibilities:

    Responsible for coordinating or managing the activities of construction and geotechnical materials laboratory (testing includes materials such as soils, aggregates, concrete, and asphalt). This includes ensuring that the laboratory testing services are conducted in a safe manner and consistent with company quality protocols, project requirements, and in a timely manner. Oversee or coordinate the training and utilization of laboratory staff. Oversee or coordinate the maintenance and cleanliness of the laboratory and testing equipment.


    Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Ensures that the testing services are accomplished consistent with TERRADON’s quality protocol and in an orderly and efficient manner.
    • Assists the Project Manager(s) to ensure that laboratory personnel are properly trained, supervised, and equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to ensure their personal safety in the office and laboratory.
    • Coordinates the laboratory activities to ensure that the work is executed on time and in accordance with the client and project requirements and within company policies, procedures, and standards.
    • Ensures that laboratory processes and personnel adhere to the requirements of the company Quality program and the Construction Materials Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Assists the Project Manager(s) with overseeing calibration and maintenance of the laboratory equipment.
    • Ensures the proper organization and appearance of the laboratory area for which he/she is responsible, including keeping the area and equipment clean and uncluttered.
    • Performs construction and geotechnical related laboratory testing.
    • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
    • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

    Familiarization With:

    • Fine and Coarse Aggregate Gradations (AASHTO-T11 and T27
    • Specific Gravity of Aggregates (AASHTO-T84 and T85)
    • Atterberg Limits (ASSHTO-T89 and T90)
    • Compressive Strength of Concrete Specimens (AASHTO-T22)


    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Drug screening clearance
    • Minimum 1–3-year experience performing laboratory tests on construction and geotechnical materials.
    • Certification by qualified national, regional, or state authorities (ACI, NICET, DOT) or in-house certification is required in areas such as concrete, aggregates, soil and rock, or road and paving materials.
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Preferred but not required ACI Certifications in one or more of the following areas:
    • Concrete Field Test Technician Grade 1
    • Concrete Strength Test Technician


    About TERRADON Corporation:

    TERRADON is the largest, woman-owned engineering firm in West Virginia. TERRADON is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise as defined by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Women Business Owners Corporation.

    TERRADON Corporation offers a multi-faceted approach to design engineering and consulting services. For more than 30 years TERRADON staff has provided a wealth of engineering solutions blanketing the Appalachian and Mid-Atlantic region with successful projects. The company built its reputation on expert personnel, quality, and time-sensitive service. Those same founding principles hold true today.

    The second-generation, family-owned business has built a strong reputation by providing flexible, cost-effective design solutions and maintaining the highest level of customer service. The firm has been recognized through numerous awards from professional organizations and agencies including the American Society of Civil Engineers, State Highway Departments, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the American Institute of Architects.

    TERRADON’s corporate culture promotes innovation and progressive thinking. Project leaders strive to sustain customers through a wide-range of engineering offerings. TERRADON employees understand the purpose behind their services and work to cultivate lasting relationships with clients through honest, hard work.

    TERRADON is an EEO/Disability and Veteran Employer.

    Job Snapshot

    • Employee Type:
      full time
    • Location:
      Poca, WV
    • Job Type:
    • Experience:
      Min. 1 Year
    • Date Posted:

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