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    IBC Special Inspections/Engineering Technician and Materials Tester

    LE Gregg Associates

    Job Posting
    Jun. 12, 2020

    Urgently hiring!  Click here to apply.

    L.E. Gregg Associates is a Lexington, Kentucky based multi-disciplinary science and engineering firm that provides geotechnical, environmental, special inspection and construction materials testing services to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional clients throughout the state of Kentucky.

    Special inspections requires a self-reliant individual that is capable of reading and interpreting plans and specifications to ensure that what is being built matches the plans and building codes. While we are a professional service company, what we ultimately provide is a public service. We are the last line in structural safety.

    A Special Inspector is responsible for performing Construction Materials Testing (CMT) as well as Special Inspections in accordance with the Kentucky Building Code and/or International Building Code. The goal for this testing and inspection is to ensure that the client and owner are receiving a quality product. The engineering technician represents L.E. Gregg engineers in the field on a daily basis.

    Activities include but are not limited to: observing the placement of engineered fill materials, observing concrete placement including sampling and testing the concrete being placed, review of reinforcing steel in footings and slabs, review of plans and specifications. Additionally, the position will include assisting in the L.E. Gregg Laboratory.

    Key Characteristics

    Beyond the basic ability to read and understand plans and specifications perform required tests and observations, and provide well written and timely daily inspection reports, an L.E. Gregg Special Inspection Technician is expected to:

    • Aggressively pursue the mandate given to us by the building code and our client to ensure that the project is being executed appropriately. There is no reason to ever only look at one item on a job site.
    • Act at all times in the best interest of L.E. Gregg, its engineers, the public and the project owner.
    • Present yourself as a professional at all times, this includes conduct, punctuality, personal appearance, and equipment state.
    • Seek to maintain and improve personal levels of competence and knowledge with regard to special inspections.
    • Work as a team which would include effective internal communications and a willingness to pitch in on the task at hand.

    The position is closely tied to the construction industry and will require a flexible schedule, outdoor work and occasional overnights. The position does not have to be based in Lexington, Kentucky; however, travel to Lexington will be required.

    The applicant shall have at a minimum:

    • A high school GED or diploma
    • A clean and valid driver's license
    • Be able to lift 80 pounds on a regular basis
    • Be computer literate and proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Be self-reliant and self-motivating
    • Neatly and accurately complete all required paperwork, including daily reports, test reports and time sheets in a timely manner
    • Record and reports test results after performing mathematical calculations, making graphical solutions and graphical representations
    • Communicate orally and in writing with engineers and staff members, agency representatives, contractors and business and property owners
    • Perform maintenance/cleaning of equipment and calibration and adjustments as needed
    • Ability to perform tasks required of this position, such as, climb ladders and scaffolding, and negotiate uneven and irregular ground surfaces.

    The following are desired qualifications:

    • College education
    • Experience in the construction industry
    • Thorough knowledge of construction practices, materials and techniques.
    • The ability to read plans and specifications
    • Knowledge of the Kentucky or International Building Code

    ACI or ICC Certifications for example:

    • ACI - Concrete Field Testing Technician
    • ICC - Structural Masonry Certification
    • ICC - Pre-Stressed Concrete Certification
    • ICC - Structural Steel / Welding Certification
    • ICC - Structural Steel Bolting Certification
    • ICC - Spray-Applied Fireproofing Certification
    • AWS - Certified Welding Inspector

    Job Type: Full-time


    • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
    • Construction Industry: 1 year (Preferred)


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


    • Driver's License (Preferred)

    Work Location:

    • Multiple locations

    Benefits offered:

    • Paid time off
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
    • Other types of insurance
    • Retirement benefits or accounts

    Pay Frequency:

    • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

    Click here to apply.