Technician I - Building and Construction

  • Intertek - PSI
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full time Technician Testing Construction

Job Description

Technician I

Intertek is searching for a Technician I to join our Building & Construction team in our Lithia Springs, GA office.  

In this position you will prepare, conduct, and report  tests to industry standards in addition to developing and coordinating projects.

You will be responsible for reading, understanding, and interpreting standards and test methods for conducting industry test methods on building products and assemblies to evaluate the performance, safety characteristics, and compliance to applicable standards. 

What you’ll do:

  • Take full responsibility for assigned projects
  • Manage all assigned jobs through Oasis (proposals, job progress, job notifications, invoicing, documentation of test data, reporting, job closure)
  • Review and thoroughly understand contract requirements, and obtain authorization for and document any deviations
  • Coordinate test schedule with equipment schedule and other department testing
  • Track and condition test specimens
  • Set-up/mount and perform standard and advanced/specialty tests on building products in accordance with referenced specifications and procedures
  • Check calibration status of test equipment prior to testing
  • Analyze test results and write accurate and concise test reports that summarize the test procedures and results
  • Communicate with clients regarding test preparation, procedures, and results
  • Assist department admin in invoicing for all assigned projects
  • Learn test standards and test procedures (e.g., AAMA, ASTM, NFPA, etc.)
  • Work with senior staff on major testing and research projects
  • Serve as back-up to Technician Team Leaders/Project Leads in their absence
  • Remove specimens and discard; store samples
  • Perform shipping and receiving duties, as needed

What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Degree in a technical field desired, or equivalent related experience
  • Technical competency to understand and communicate test procedures, specifications, and results and possess a mechanical aptitude
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance policies and procedures which relate to the control, storage, and disposition of test specimens
  • General construction/carpentry knowledge and experience using power tools
  • Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Good computer skills using Word and Excel, and AutoCAD if applicable
  • Ability to travel as business needs dictate
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable driving record (required)

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull 30 to 50 pounds frequently. Occasionally, over 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Physical ability to walk, sit, stand, crouch, bend, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, push, pull, etc. as required to perform job duties
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, (hearing) and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Ability to kneel and squat occasionally
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Ability to operate Forklift

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.

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, General-Other: Installation-Maintenance-Repair