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Job Description

AET provides geotechnical, environmental, materials and forensics consulting and testing services to public and private sector clients in a broad spectrum of industries. We have built our reputation on experience, quality, and fulfilling client requirements in a cost effective and timely manner. Many of our principals, engineers, scientists and certified technicians have decades of practical experience in their areas of specialization. Our extraordinary accumulation of site data and construction history in the Upper Midwest has been a valuable asset for many professionals.


With moderate amount of supervision, perform field and laboratory testing of construction materials including soils, concrete, bituminous, masonry, and reinforcing steel. Perform a variety of tests per AET QA Procedures, maintaining high level of quality and safety. The services provided within the Division are performed to the standards of industry including ASTM, ASIC, and ACI as well as state laws governing professional services. All services will be performed in accordance with AET's QA/QC procedures.


Reasonable accommodations or workable solutions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Perform field testing of plastic concrete, soils, bituminous, or masonry products – may consume 80% of work day.

   Perform field density and Proctor density test of soils.

   Perform field testing of plastic concrete.

   Perform laboratory testing of bituminous materials.

   Observe excavations and correlate the observations with soil boring logs.

   Perform hand auger borings under the direction of the project manager.

   Perform other laboratory tests and calibrations.

Report test results – may consume 10% of work day.

Communication with project manager – may consume up to 5% of work day.

Communicate with client, earthwork contractor and/or ready mix supplier.

Conduct miscellaneous projects involving work procedures, laboratory and equipment.

Laboratory maintenance – may consume 5% of the work day.


Conduct field, laboratory and office activities in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and AET’s Health and Safety Policy, and that promotes the safety and protection of employees, clients and the public.

Increase proficiency in soils, concrete, and masonry testing.

Maintain high chargeable productivity (90% chargeability).

Maintain the quality of service and work product.

Properly use and maintain company instruments and equipment.

Maintain appropriate physicals if required for position.

Coordinate with other staff with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency, productivity, and communication.

Maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Some positions may require use of personal vehicle for company business. Maintain compliance with DOT driver regulations if required for position.

Frequent travel within the regional area.

Occasional out-of-town travel.

Many duties outdoors and away from main office/laboratory location.

Occasionally work nights or weekends.


Associates or technical degree in a related field, AND 3 or more years of related experience; OR

Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND at least one year of related experience.

Required certifications consistent with Level II attained within one year of hire.

Physically capable of the physical labor required including work at hazardous waste sites, with personal protective equipment.

Ability to: Frequently lift 30-60 pounds from the floor to 2 feet; Occasionally lift 60-100 pounds from the floor to 2 feet; Frequently carry 30-60 pounds for 10-30 feet; Occasionally carry 60-100 pounds for 10-30 feet; Stand and move for up to 8 hours, with frequent bending and stooping.

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.