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Field Engineer (Engineer In Training)
Select Location: Minnesota: Mankato, MN


AET is seeking a motivated entry-level candidate for a field engineer role in our Mankato, MN, office. We’re looking for recent graduates in Civil Engineering, Geology, Construction Engineering, or Geological Engineering to conduct field and lab testing on materials used in new construction projects. This position will help you gain experience to advance to a Staff Engineer or Project Manager role after 2-3 years. You’ll test soil, aggregate, and concrete, perform reinforcing steel inspections and excavation observations. AET’s Construction Services is a large department providing opportunities to learn from and be mentored by our senior engineers and project managers as well as partner with technicians and interns to deliver excellent service for clients. 


At American Engineering Testing you’ll have the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry. Every day our employees apply their diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to our mission of engineering and delivering creative solutions that improve our world. We’ll support you as a valued member of our team, whether you’re established in your career or just starting out, through training programs, hands-on experience, mentoring opportunities, and guidance from respected industry leaders. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees share in the rewards of our growth and success.



Perform field and lab testing (Proctors, gradations, field concrete tests, Nuclear Density tests, etc) following AET, ACI, and MNDOT standards

Document and report results in lab information management systems for AET project managers and engineers

Communicate with clients and other AET staff to establish testing schedule

Follow safety guidelines set by AET and client/contractor



Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Geology, Construction Engineering, or Geological Engineering

0-3 years of experience in an engineering or science related field

Engineer in Training (EIT) or Geologist in Training (GIT) and ability to achieve professional registration (PE)

Maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and maintain compliance with DOT driver regulations

Capable of the physical labor required, with personal protective equipment



American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) specializes in geotechnical engineering, pavement engineering, environmental consulting, building technology consulting, construction materials design and testing, and petrographic/chemical analysis. Our extensive in-house resources and solid reputation attract quality-focused regional, national, and international clients from a wide range of industries.


AET is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability friendly employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.  Reasonable accommodations or workable solutions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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