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Job Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking a person with a passion for learning, demonstrated technical aptitude, and strong work ethic for a career as a Structural/Architectural Field Technician in its Honolulu, Hawaii office.

WJE employs extraordinary people - talented individuals of outstanding character with a willingness to excel as members of the WJE team. If you believe you fit this profile and meet the qualifications detailed below, we want to hear from you.

The Technician works as a project team member collaborating with architects and engineers in the Honolulu group and across WJE in architectural and engineering forensic investigations.

The Technician works in the office and in the field, performing load testing, building envelope testing, setting up and using data acquisition systems, installing electronic instrumentation, documenting field conditions/distress in a variety of structures, drafting repair plans and details, and developing written reports, among other tasks.

A successful individual in this role will need to assimilate and execute testing procedures with accuracy and precision and have the drive to continuously build proficiency in a wide range of equipment and test methods. This individual will need to prioritize multiple projects, working under the general supervision of a Project Manager, but completing routine and moderately complex testing and field assignments independently.

The technician will maintain a variety of specialized equipment to investigate several types of construction materials and systems used in new and existing structures and will be able to assist Project Managers with assembling CAD drawings for the repair of structural, facade, roofing, and waterproofing systems.


Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience

Hands-on capabilities with experience in electrical, construction, and/or applicable mechanical trades

Ability to safely use and/or operate various construction power tools

Ability to read construction drawings and diagrams

Willingness to travel inter-island and to Guam job sites for up to two weeks at a time

Detail-oriented nature with effective written and verbal communication skills

Essential Functions:

Prepares preliminary and final architectural/structural construction drawings derived from rough layouts, verbal instructions, field notes, and sketches that adhere to company drafting standards

Gathers information and acts as a point of contact for WJE, contractor, and client

Assists with field investigations, testing, and documentation of existing site conditions

Lab/Fieldwork and specialized testing in the field

Maintains and calibrates field equipment

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as a computer, printer, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

Ability to perform inspections of bridges and other structures, both visually and with instruments

Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors

Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials and computer screens

Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.

Ability to safely work at heights and use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment

Ability to safely use and/or operate various construction power tools

Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards

Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations

Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment

Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle

WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor).

WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.




Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



Associates or better in Architectural Technology or related field.



1-3 years: Relevant work experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.