Field Technician - Building and Construction

  • Intertek - PSI
  • Fridley, MN
  • Mar 01, 2023
Full time Testing Construction Quality

Job Description

Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification) Services, is looking for a Field Technician to join our Building & Construction team. The Building & Construction team provides assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services and building science solutions to deliver Total Quality Assurance to the built environment. The team offers the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry with a full suite of capabilities both in the lab and on site.

Field Technician - Building and Construction

Intertek is searching for a Field Technician to join our Building & Construction team in our Fridley, MN office. The Technician will  assist with field testing and building inspections.  We’re looking for entry level and/or experienced technicians; on the job training is provided.  This position provides opportunity for growth and development with the department and company.  You will need to have some basic construction or carpentry skills (tape measure, saw, screw gun, etc).  Company provided vehicles. This job requires travel most weeks Monday through Friday. 

What you’ll do:

  • Build and dismantle test chambers, spray racks, etc.
  • Assist and carry out field testing on fenestration products (windows, curtain walls, storefronts, etc.) in accordance with the relevant AAMA/ASTM standards
  • Learn and understand test standards and test procedures
  • Forensic investigations of building envelope failures
  • Communicate with clients and project team regarding site observations, test preparation, procedures, results, and reporting matters Prepare and submit accurate and concise reports on all projects assigned
  • Provide project coordination including planning, scheduling, execution and reporting
  • Some required travel with overnight stays based on the needs of the business
  • Perform physical work relevant to areas of responsibility and as assigned
  • Operate various lift equipment upon completion of training programs and be able to work from heights

What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • High school diploma or GED, Associate degree in a technical field preferred
  • Construction experience preferred (general knowledge of basic construction and carpentry skills) but not necessary
  • Ability to learn the building envelope including wall cladding systems, curtain wall, window and door systems, waterproofing, roofing, etc. and their installation means and methods
  • Ability to learn and comprehend test standards and apply them
  • Willing to cross train in other areas of discipline (lab technician, thermal technician, etc.) within the scope the test lab
  • Aptitude for working independently on assigned projects
  • Technical competency and ability to effectively communicate with customers and co-workers, both in writing and orally
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to meet changing priorities and strict deadlines
  • Willingness to work overtime and travel overnight as needed
  • Good computer skills – Microsoft Office & Outlook
  • Ability to perform work at heights from ladders, boom-lifts, high reach equipment, roof levels, etc.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull 30 to 50 pounds frequently, occasionally over 50 pounds with assistance
  • Willingness to travel 50% to 75% of the time
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable driving record (required)
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen


 Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History and What We Do.

Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy.

What we have to offer:
When Working with Intertek, you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.


Building-Construction Inspection, Carpentry-Framing, General-Other: Construction-Skilled Trades