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Terracon Engineering Technician I (Materials Only) in Plymouth, Minnesota


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Terracon’s Minneapolis, MN office has an opportunity for a Construction Materials Testing Technician. Come be an employee owner with us and work with some of the best in the industry!

What does a Construction Materials Testing Technician do?

Construction Materials Testing Technicians perform field and/or laboratory testing, observation, and inspection of construction materials (e.g. soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, and steel). They read plans and specifications and compare what is being constructed to the plans and specification. They communicate with the project team, clients, and contractors on the construction site, project requirements, and testing, observation and inspection requirements and results. Transport material samples with associated identifying documents to the laboratory for further testing and analysis. Collect, prepare, and submit testing data and observation in written and digital form.

What is Terracon looking for:

  • If you’re looking for a career that allows you to be outdoors in a construction environment.

  • No experience, no problem! We will train you for the job but require that you are dependable and eager to learn a new trade.

  • If you have construction materials testing experience, that’s great! We care about your career and will help you get to the next level. We support and encourage our techs to get industry certifications.

  • You must have a valid driver license with acceptable driving record and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

  • Obtain ACI certification within 90 days of hire.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 6 months experience required.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

  • Obtain ACI certification within 90 days of hire.

  • Successful completion of related internal safety certifications.

Preferred Certification:

  • Obtain Nuclear Density Gauge certification within 6 months of hire.

Wondering what a day in the life as a Materials Technician at Terracon would look like? Watch this short video before applying.




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Construction Materials Testing Technician I

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Plymouth, MN

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!