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Field Technician III
Select Location: Minnesota: Mankato, MN


American Engineering Testing has an opening for a Field Technician to conduct field and laboratory testing on soil and other materials used in construction projects. Field Technicians help to ensure that projects in your community meet quality standards and are built to last. A Technician II should have 1-3 years of related experience (depending on educational background) and be willing to pursue industry certifications to gain competency in the testing services that we offer. Candidates should be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and be comfortable lifting, using, and maintaining testing equipment.


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.



Proposal /Contract Preparation

  • Communicate with clients to determine their project needs.
  • Assist in developing engineering and testing programs for projects.

Report Preparation

  • Establish and meet project quality requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining and improving the materials testing laboratory in the local office.
  • Oversee and maintain client, project team and in-house communication during work performance.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, procedures and technologies in designated fields.

Field and Laboratory Work

  • Perform field tests and observations of construction materials, including soils, concrete, masonry, bituminous and reinforcing steel.
  • Perform laboratory testing of construction materials, including soils, concrete, masonry, bituminous and reinforcing steel.
  • Assist in training of less experienced personnel in routine field work/documentation.
  • Conduct soil laboratory tests according to QA procedures.
  • Log/classify soil samples in laboratory or fieldwork, as needed.

Project Management

  • Maintain project file and job status.
  • Assist with developing and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures for our Quality Assurance Program (QAP) in your areas of expertise.
  • Assist with report preparation and review.




Two-year or technical degree in a related field.

A minimum of 5 years of related engineering technician experience with quality control testing of construction materials.

ACI concrete Field I certification, ICC masonry preferred, DOT certifications preferred, reinforced concrete preferred.

Troxler approved certificate for use of Troxler gauge preferred.


Other state DOT certifications a plus.



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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