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Verified Pay $18 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Christiansburg, Virginia

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What You'll Do

No experience required and all training and certifications are provided!

***Starting pay of $18 per hour***

ECS Limited is offering a unique opportunity for a talented Field Technician to join our Christiansburg team and advance in a dynamic work environment. No prior experience is needed, as you'll work under the guidance of experienced professionals to learn to safely perform a variety of tasks. We are an equal opportunity employer, and candidates with diverse backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Field Activities: Conduct observation, testing, sampling, and inspection of materials, including soils, aggregates, concrete, grout, masonry, asphalt, and structural steel placement. Execute tasks based on project requirements under the guidance of senior technicians, staff professionals, and project managers.
  • Testing Procedures: Conduct routine field and/or laboratory tests for soils, aggregates, concrete, grout, masonry, and asphalt using various methodologies and testing equipment following industry standards and compliance.
  • Data Collection: Perform calculations and data reduction based on sampling, test results, and inspections. Engage in drafting and other administrative duties as required.
  • Communication: Maintain daily communication with site contractors, fellow technicians, and project managers.
  • Training and Development: Receive training in ECS methodology for project observations, inspections, and testing. Document findings with precision in accordance with accepted engineering practices.

Career Development

As your experience grows, ECS will:

  • Support you in enhancing your professional skills.
  • Encourage participation in internal and external training programs and certification opportunities provided by organizations such as ACI, ASNT, AWS, ICC, NICET, NRCA, RCI, various State DOTs, WACEL, and others, as appropriate.

What We're Looking For

Required Experience & Skills

  • No experience required.
  • Position requires carrying 40 - 70 lbs multiple times a day or occasionally lift 85 lbs to waist height.
  • Must have valid driver's license and insurance.
  • Must provide suitable transportation for use on job sites - Mileage will be reimbursed.

Required Education

  • High School diploma or GED.

Preferred Certifications

  • ACI, ASNT, AWS, ICC, NICET, NRCA, RCI, various State DOTs, WACEL, etc.

Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental, and facilities engineering. ECS is currently ranked 2 in Zweig Group's Hot Firms List (Zweig Group, June 2023), 61 in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2023), and 131 in Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2023). To learn more about us, click .

We love our employees and we show this through providing some great benefits, including paid time off, health and other insurance plans, retirement and college savings plans, and more. Click to learn more about the great benefits at ECS.

ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.