systemsengineer | Structural/Architectural Field Technician - Duluth in Duluth, GA

Structural/Architectural Field Technician - Duluth

  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • $97,040.00 - 172,830.00 / Year *
  • 3626 Woodberry Dr NW
  • Duluth, GA 30096
  • Full-Time
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Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking a person with a passion for learning, demonstrated technical aptitude, and strong work ethic to begin a career as a Structural/Architectural Field Technician in its Atlanta, Georgia office.

WJE employs extraordinary people - talented individuals of outstanding character with a willingness to excel as members of the WJE team. If you believe you fit this profile and meet the qualifications detailed below, we want to hear from you.

The Technician works as a project team member collaborating with architects and engineers in theAtlanta group and across WJE in architectural and engineering investigations.

The individual works in the office and in the field, performing load testing, building envelope testing, setting up and using data acquisition systems, installing electronic instrumentation, documenting field conditions/distress in a variety of structures, drafting repair plans and details, and developing written reports, among other tasks.

A successful individual in this role will need to assimilate and execute testing procedures with accuracy and precision and have the drive to continuously build proficiency in a wide range of equipment and test methods. This individual will need to prioritize multiple projects, working under the general supervision of a Project Manager, but completing routine and moderately complex testing and field assignments independently.

The technician will maintain a variety of specialized equipment to investigate several types of construction materials and systems used in new and existing structures and will be able to assist Project Managers with assembling CAD drawings for the repair of structural, facade, roofing, and waterproofing systems.

Requirements:
  • Associates degree in related field or equivalent of three years of relevant work experience with a high school diploma
  • Hands-on capabilities with experience in electrical, construction, and/or applicable mechanical trades
  • Ability to safely use and/or operate various construction power tools
  • Ability to read construction drawings and diagrams
  • Ability to perform routine tasks with little or no direction
  • Ability to work independently and to perform tasks after verbal and written instruction
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop, including current knowledge of drafting and design standards
  • Willingness to travel to job sites for up to two weeks at a time
  • Detail-oriented with effective written and oral communication skills
  • Software knowledge: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam
  • Essential Functions:
  • Prepares preliminary and final architectural/structural construction drawings derived from rough layouts, verbal instructions, field notes, and sketches that adhere to company drafting standards
  • Provides support on projects involving a variety of building materials and systems, including steel, concrete, masonry, stone, stucco, roofing, and waterproofing
  • Assists with field investigations, testing, and documentation of existing site conditions
  • Lab/Fieldwork including concrete and materials testing, precast and epoxy bar plant quality auditing, and infrared surveying
  • Conducts specialized testing in the field
  • Maintains and calibrates field equipment
  • Works as part of a collaborative team of technicians, scientists, and engineers to achieve project goals
  • Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as a computer, printer, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

  • Ability to perform inspections of bridges and other structures, both visually and with instruments
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors
  • Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials and computer screens
  • Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
  • Ability to safely work at heights and use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment
  • Ability to safely use and/or operate various construction power tools
  • Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards
  • Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations
  • Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle
  • WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor). WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.

    Qualifications

    Behaviors

    Preferred Team Player : Works well as a member of a group Enthusiastic : Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Detail Oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

    Motivations

    Preferred Goal Completion : Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Self-Starter : Inspired to perform without outside help

    Education

    Preferred

    Associates or better in Architectural Technology or related field.

    Experience

    Preferred 1-3 years:
    Associated topics: comfort, design, designer, draw, fabricate, feasibility, proposal, shape, solutions, space


    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.