Civil Engineering Technician

Applied Research Assocs., Inc.

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Elkridge, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

We are seeking a full-time engineering technician to work for our Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD). The technician may report to our office in Elkridge, MD or Vicksburg, MS.

This position involves both office-based work and travel throughout the U.S. and Canada. Office work consists of data processing that includes spreadsheet and database entry, pavement analysis, equipment calibration and repair, clerical tasks, and document processing with Word or Excel. Field work consists of manual pavement inspections as well as driving and operating pavement data collection equipment for pavement and infrastructure assessment.

Computer and basic automotive maintenance skills are required. Training will be provided in field work and office-based pavement evaluation processes.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Willingness to learn and be challenged
  • Good attention to detail
  • Interest and ability to work in outdoor environments, year-round
  • Ability to drive long distances; the ability to pass a DOT physical may be required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet weekly quotas after training period is complete
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime hours if needed
  • Flexibility

Civil engineering technician requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age and have a clean driving record
  • Willing and available to travel, sometimes for weeks at a time
  • Intermediate office computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, email, copying files)
  • Mechanical aptitude (basic automotive mechanical knowledge: change a tire, spark plug, or engine oil)

About ARA:

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs about 1,500 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in civil technologies, computer software and simulation, defense technologies, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA is a premier provider of state-of-the-practice airport pavement infrastructure, safety, and security solutions for commercial airports supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) airfield installations. Our innovative engineering efforts and leading-edge studies significantly reduce risks associated with critical decisions for the country’s airport and airfield leaders.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. We realize that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience.