Engineering Technician (Construction Materials Testing)
Alpha Environmental & Engineering
Asheville, NC

$16 - $22 an hour


ALPHA Environmental and Engineering is currently seeking Engineering Technicians and Construction Material Testing Technicians. Starting pay is $16 - $22 per hour depending on experience. Overtime is available.

ALPHA provides services in all of the southeast region and will consider candidates wishing to work from their home.

Job Description:

Primary duties will include performing QA/QC tests on soils, masonry, concrete, structural steel, etc. The position duties are performed predominately in the field providing quality assurance/quality control testing and special inspection duties for commercial and residential construction projects. Candidates must be able to perform observations or inspections to confirm compliance with the project documents, collect samples, perform specific QA/QC tests on construction materials, and maintain detail records of observations, inspections and test results. Work is generally performed unsupervised in the field as the Company’s representative with support from the Professional Engineer/Geologist.


Training is available for recent graduates with Associate or Bachelor of Science in environmental, civil, geology, geotechnical, or related studies.

Positions are available for candidates with 6 months or more experience performing multi-discipline construction material inspections & tests. Possessing one or more of the following is a plus: ACI Level for concrete sampling/testing; ICC Certifications in Soils, Asphalt, Structural Concrete and Post-tensioning; Building component inspections; and other related areas.

Working Conditions, Physical and Other Requirements:

The position is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme environments, dusty and noisy work environments. Some weekend and overtime work are required. This role requires office and field work. The field work physical demands are representative of what is encountered in the construction industry and involves long term standing. You must be able to lift/move instruments and other items that weigh up to 50 lbs. This position includes travel to project sites and occasional overnight travel for up to several days. Company vehicle is provided. Valid driver’s license is required.

Additional Information:

ALPHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including paid time off and paid holidays. ALPHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ALPHA is a drug-free workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $22.00 /hour