Environmental Field Technician (FT)
Protex The PT Xperts, LLC
Tempe, AZ, US
30+ days ago
- First, whoever lands this gig gets to work for one of thee the best Managers I have ever met. He almost made me want to study Environmental. Oh, and I'm not a staffing agency, so in better terms, whoever Ritchie determines is a fit for their team, they get to work with his awesome sense of humor and optimistic vibes that brighten your day.
- Anyway, I’ll go on to the real info. Descriptions always start with responsibilities or bragging about the company. How about we first dive into why you might even want this career and what you can bring to the table. This is not a labor-intensive side of construction; it is a gradual progression toward technical. This industry is based on how much knowledge and understanding you have. Not always how long you can last when its 115 degrees outside. You aren’t paid for breaking your back over finishing concrete. You are paid to be the eyes and ears of our Professional Engineers in making a very important and objective decision. Its either to pump the brakes on that part of the construction process, or to sign off on it and allow the project to move forward.
- If you want to feel like your job matters, then having 10-15 of your signatures inside the walls of a brand-new structure should help you feel that way. You decide if something has been built the way it should be and at ProTeX, you acquire Certifications that back that signature and help others know that your evaluation is crucial to Construction. Builders entrust us to value our signatures by understanding what it means and they expect us to hold them accountable.
- You can expect to leave your house, pick up your Nuke Gauge from the Lab, and head out to your first Concrete Pour- typically 2-3am but fluctuates to a later time of 5-6am. The days at this time are longer than usual, you can expect an hour or two of overtime each day but we are working on getting everyone down to their regular 40. After you finish your day, drop the Nuke Gauge off and then head home.
- In further detail, you have the crucial role to conduct a variety of inspections each day and at several different construction sites - your construction sites that you oversee and the Superintendents that you get to build a relationship and work with them as you help inspect different areas of the project.
- Having a relationship certainly softens the blow for the moment you may have to deliver a red sticker that fails their inspection.
- Inspections vary in how much time they consume, some can range between 15-45 minutes, and the need to drive your work truck from site-to-site can total 3-4 hours in the truck- sometimes half the day. If you like listening to podcasts or audio books, then you’ll have plenty of time for that.
- Field Techs on the Environmental side have the brilliant luxury of working in the Field and in the Office.
- Schedule typically starts around 6am, maybe 7am on later mornings and typically 40 hours/week. Monday-Friday.
- 40 hours/week- always getting 40 hours/week.
- No weekends.
- Level I Technician to a Fully Certified Level IV Senior Field Technician.
- Our Field Technicians have a tangible career path full of progression that is designed to advance each one of them according to their own pace and ambition.
- The faster you learn, the faster you advance; however, that doesn’t mean you can skip steps, you need to acquire a thorough understanding in order to advance.
- The progression path is measures in Levels based on experience and knowledge. After mastering the required inspections and types of jobs, you are then eligible to be evaluated to advancement from Level I to a Level II, and so on. Who do you trust to come and fix your home Air Conditioner, a random service tech or a Certified HVAC/R Tech who has the training and hours to back their expertise? Our Techs all get certified- as long as they want to.
- A strong Technician can advance from a Level I to a Level IV in 4-6 years. Envision that in 4-6 years with Certifications through the American Concrete Institute, Arizona Technical Testing Institute, Land Development, and an overall expert in the world of Construction Materials Testing.
- All of that training and education with no student debt. That also means that promoting through 4 levels and a few Internal benchmarks, there are several bumps in pay. You are not stagnant at Protex. If you work hard you become an Xpert- that’s why we are Protex, the PT Xperts.
- Starting Hourly pay is $15/hour.
- Paid Time Off and 6 Paid Holidays/year.
- Insurance in Health, Dental, Vision, and 401k.
- You don’t have a work truck to take home, but when on site, you use a company truck.
- Construction monitoring and testing of soil, concrete, asphalt and other materials through a variety of technical methods.
- Utilize our internal software to report test results, site conditions and project information as assigned.
- Learn how to read construction documents to determine project details and specifications.
- Train through hands-on and textbook experience on Materials Testing & Inspections and prepare to be certified by American Concrete Institute and ATTI for Aggregate and Soils Testing.
- Ability to work independently, multi-task and adhere to timelines and deadlines.
- spring board your career into Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and more.