Concrete Test Lab Technician

Number of employees

150

Snyder, TX, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-18

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Energy Vault is the creator of sustainable energy storage solutions designed to accelerate the transition to a carbon free, resilient power grid and transform the world’s approach to utility-scale energy storage. Energy Vault works to combat climate change by enabling clean and reliable electricity through innovative gravity and kinetic based energy storage technologies.   Energy Vault combines innovative design, advanced materials science, and proprietary machine-vision software to orchestrate the storage and dispatch of electrical power by lifting and lowering composite bricks, made from eco-friendly materials.  Energy Vault’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in a unique approach to the circular economy which utilizes local industrial and energy waste, including remediated coal ash and recycled wind blades converted to recyclable materials, to build the system’s composite bricks. Energy Vault innovates to enable the global shift to a world powered by renewable resources.

About Energy Vault
Energy Vault® develops and deploys utility-scale energy storage solutions designed to transform the world's approach to sustainable energy storage. The Company's comprehensive offerings include proprietary gravity-based storage, battery storage, and green hydrogen energy storage technologies. Each storage solution is supported by the Company’s hardware technology-agnostic energy management system software and integration platform. Unique to the industry, Energy Vault’s innovative technology portfolio delivers customized short-and-long-duration energy storage solutions to help utilities, independent power producers, and large industrial energy users significantly reduce levelized energy costs while maintaining power reliability. Utilizing eco-friendly materials with the ability to integrate waste materials for beneficial reuse, Energy Vault’s EVx™ gravity-based energy storage technology is facilitating the shift to a circular economy while accelerating the global clean energy transition for its customers. Please visit www.energyvault.com for more information.

Our purpose: We exist to enable a sustainably energized world.
Our vision: We envision a future where nature and humankind coexist in harmony.
Our mission: We provide energy solutions to accelerate the global transition to renewable energy.
Our values: We Commit, Innovate, Connect, Deliver, and Lead.

The role of a Concrete Test Lab Technician encompasses a blend of field and laboratory responsibilities, where the focus is on testing and analyzing concrete to ensure it meets specified standards and requirements. This position requires a hands-on approach to collecting samples, conducting tests for strength and composition, and providing detailed reports on findings. In summary, a concrete test lab technician is responsible for accurate testing, data recording, and maintaining quality standards in concrete materials.
 
You will spend most of your working hours, Monday through Saturday, on the construction site in Snyder, TX. Our systems take 6-24 months to build. Energy Vault covers the travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses on a project-by-project basis determined by geographic location. The concrete test lab is planned for re-location to the State of Washington; however, the timing of the move is to-be-determined. 

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At Energy Vault we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We believe inclusion creates opportunity for collaborative excellence through diversity of thought. We invite individuals of all genders, races, identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, national origins, abilities, protected veteran status, religions, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds to explore employment with our organization.

What you will do

  • Prepare test specimens for various concrete tests, including compressive strength and flexural strength.
  • Perform slump tests on fresh concrete at construction sites to ensure compliance with project specifications and industry standards.
  • Inspect and test aggregate materials for size, gradation, moisture, and quality to ensure they meet project specifications before mixing.
  • Operate testing equipment, to include Compression and Flexural Testing.
  • Record test data and observations accurately in laboratory notebooks.
  • Conduct daily concrete tests both in the lab and on-site.
  • Monitor and inspect piling installation.
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory.
  • Ensure compliance with QA/QC initiative
  • Maintain a logbook of all testing conducted at the plant and on-site.
  • Communicate test results clearly and document them.
  • Ensure compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, and other relevant standards.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on lab equipment.
  • Keep testing equipment calibrated and in good working condition.
  • Liaise with senior staff members and construction teams.
  • Report on test results and research findings.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the site management team and batch plant operation team.
  • Participate in daily project meetings.
  • What a qualified candidate should possess

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience
  • Position requires carrying 40 – 70 lbs. multiple times a day or occasionally lifting 85 lbs. to waist height.
  • Knowledge of worksite safety.
  • Comfort in fast-paced, rapid-growth environments.
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