Materials Testing Technician
Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection.
- Reviews site layouts and construction methods to ensure that the contractor is adhering to local legal requirements and safety regulations;
- Inspects construction projects, such as highways, buildings, dams, and bridges both during construction and when completed, to ensure structural quality and conformance to specifications and codes;
- Examines wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, and foundations of constructed buildings and structures to ensure compliance with code;
- Verifies level, alignment, and elevation of structures to ensure compliance with building plans and codes;
- Inspects construction sites to confirms whether safety standards are being maintained;
- Employs survey instruments, metering devices, measuring equipment, and test equipment such as concrete strength measurers during inspection activities;
- Maintains a daily record of inspection activities;
- Monitors the installation of plumbing, wiring, appliances, and equipment to ensure that the installation is done correctly and in keeping with applicable regulations;
- Issues violation notices and stop-work orders in cases of detected construction flaws or deficiencies;
- Computes estimates of work completed in order to issue approvals for payment;
- Examines lifting and conveying devices such as elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, lifts, and hoists to ensure that they are being operated safely;
- Issues permits for construction, demolition, and occupancy.
- Trains and directs other construction materials testers.
Two-year college program in civil engineering technology