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Kiewit Corporation Materials Testing Lab Technician 1 in Calgary, Alberta

Materials Testing Lab Technician 1

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 79647

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.



The South West Calgary Ring Road Project is looking for Materials Testing Lab Technicians! Our Materials Testing Laboratory Technician will be responsible for testing and inspecting various construction materials such as soils, aggregates, asphalt, and concrete for quality control/quality assurance purposes. They will also be responsible to prepare field and lab inspection and testing reports and provide technical support for construction quality control personnel.


  • Conducting following laboratory and field tests:

  • Sieve Analysis

  • Atterburg Limits

  • Moisture-Density Relation of Soil (Proctor)

  • Moisture and Density of Soil Using Nuclear Gauge

  • Sampling and Testing Fresh Concrete (Slump, Air Content, Temperature and Density)

  • Wet concrete testing per ACI/ASTM standards

  • Aggregate gradation/sieve analysis testing per ASTM standards

  • Concrete compression testing per ACI/ASTM standards

  • Entering test data in web based software and MS Excel

  • Cleaning, maintaining, and calibrating test equipment

  • General laboratory cleaning and maintenance as required

  • Ability to work alone or a team member


  • Minimum 1-7 years of relevant experience in heavy civil construction (Co-op student encouraged to apply)

  • High School Diploma/GED and/or Civil Engineering Technology Diploma or similar experience preferred

  • CCIL or ACI certification highly desired.

  • Radiation Safety and TDG (Portable Gauge Users) Certification preferred

  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Word

  • Must have a valid class 5 (or better) driver’s license with clean drivers abstract

  • Must be able to communicate well with co-workers

  • Must be able to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work extended hours and on weekends

  • Must be able to meet all safety requirements and applicable safety policies

  • The successful candidate must successfully complete a site pre-access drug and alcohol test and fit test

  • Ability to work cooperatively independently and with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment


  • Able to work shift work as required, including night shift

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • The ability to stand, crouch and kneel for long periods of time.

  • Manual dexterity, balance for working on scaffolding.

  • Requires standing and bending over for extensive periods of time. Often requires crawling, climbing, grasping, kneeling, squatting, and twisting.

  • Requires working at heights, climbing and descending ladders frequently.

  • Candidates should be able to lift weight (50lbs), able to work on heights.

Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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