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Superior Bowen Concrete & Soils Field Technician in Kansas City, Missouri

CMTG is within the family of Superior Bowen companies.

General Summary Description

Concrete/Soils Lab/Field technicians generally perform laboratory and field concrete testing. This includes performing slump, air content tests in the field, along with sampling concrete to produce concrete cylindrical test specimens. In addition, this position is also involved in performing the laboratory compressive strength testing of concrete specimens. The individual in this position also performs maintenance of laboratory equipment, adhere to quality systems in place, stay up to date with calibrations, and document training and records related to the concrete operation.

On the soils side this person is involved in performing standard, modified, and cement treated soil proctor tests, determining Atterberg limits and gradations of soil samples.


  • Sample and test incoming construction material for soil, aggregate, and concrete

  • Adhere to test standards to perform required testing

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current quality standards, specifications and industrial processes

  • Interact professionally with client representatives at project sites and in the lab

  • Assist with maintenance of lab equipment and arrange for calibrations, preventative maintenance repair and/or adjustments

  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner

  • Adhere to all safety and protective equipment policies, demonstrating safe work practices and maintaining safe working conditions inside and outside of the lab

  • Perform work in high traffic volume areas for extended periods as needed

  • Demonstrate strong work ethic with integrity and commitment to compliance

  • Seek and obtain additional training as needed for industry testing changes

  • Perform other related temporary assignments as needed

Minimum Requirements, Abilities and Expectations

  • Minimum of two years of related experience with demonstrated competence in work assignments

  • Thorough knowledge of soils and concrete related lab and field testing

  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet strict deadlines

  • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required

  • Heavy lifting and carrying will be required – up to 50 lbs.

  • Current materials testing certifications including KDOT, MoDOT and/or ACI preferred

  • Will need to have ACI strength and ACI field certification

  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook

  • Work in extreme weather conditions

  • Work nontraditional or extended hours as needed

  • Some overnight travel required

Core Competencies

Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Intellectual Horsepower: Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity & Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Ethics & Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.