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Terracon Engineering Technician I (Materials Only) in Indianapolis, Indiana


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General Responsibilities:

Perform laboratory testing of construction materials (e.g. soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, and steel). Communicate with supervisor, project manager, engineering technicians, client representative, contractor’s representative, and others as applicable regarding the required test methods, project requirements, and test requirements and results. Receive samples from field technicians, contractors, and internal clients for testing. Log samples in accordance with Terracon’s CMELMS lab testing software and review associated identifying documentation for testing and analysis. Perform requested testing in accordance with the applicable test methods (ASTM, ACI, AASHTO, etc.). Tabulate, prepare, and submit test data in the form of written and digital reports in Terracon’s CMELMS reporting system as work is performed for daily transmittal to the Terracon Project Manager. Maintain, calibrate and clean equipment as required in accordance with Terracon’s Quality Management System and maintain a safe and clean work area. May assist with Laboratory Coordinator responsibilities as needed, must be flexible to work in all areas of the laboratory, must be willing to learn new test methods for continued growth and periodically increasing responsibilities. Must adhere to strict Terracon laboratory safety standards and protocols.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Under close supervision of higher-level technicians, staff professionals, and Laboratory Coordinator; learn and assist with tasks and perform basic laboratory testing duties.

  • Provides clear documentation of findings and results.

  • Communicates information to Laboratory Coordinator and discusses accuracy of data, in preparation for submittal.

  • Submits documentation and communicates results as directed by the Laboratory Coordinator.

  • Maintains and calibrates assigned equipment.

  • Follow safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for the laboratory and office working environment. Perform pre-task planning prior to executing work. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects and be able to follow assigned test methods for successful completion of assigned testing.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 6 months of previous experience working in a Geotechnical Materials Testing Laboratory setting preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

  • Obtain ACI Compressive Strength and Aggregate Technician certifications within 90 days of hire.

  • Successful completion of related internal test method and safety certifications.

Preferred Certification:

  • Current ACI, NICET, or other materials testing certifications preferred.

Wondering what a day in the life as a Materials Technician at Terracon would look like? Watch this short video before applying.




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Construction Materials Laboratory Technician I

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Indianapolis, IN

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed 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-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!