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Special Inspector - Construction Materials Testing at Professional Service Industries, Inc. in Portland, Oregon

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Special Inspector - Construction Materials Testing

PSI, an Intertek company, is searching for a Special Inspector to join our Building & Constructionteam in our Portland, Oregonoffice. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry!

The Special Inspector will be performing testing services, entering reports and data gathered from tests and observations. The job schedule will include some overtime, nights and weekends as needed.

The Building & Construction team provides assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services and building science solutions to deliver Total Quality Assurance to the built environment. The team offers the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry with a full suite of capabilities both in the lab and on site.

What you'll do:


  • Performs a variety of testing, project specific observations and site assessment duties under general supervision and/or from detailed controlled procedures.
  • Operates testing equipment and conducts testing, (example: Soil, concrete or other) and provides assessment of data through reporting
  • Works utilizing drawings, specifications, and diagrams
  • Uses specific methods to observe site activities and perform tasks
  • Reads and Interprets Plans and Specifications
  • Maintains and calibrates standard equipment
  • Perform complex assignments
  • Attend project meetings with supervision
  • Trains other Technicians
  • Make detailed observations and gives limited interpretation of results
  • Maintains detailed documentation and data from test results
  • Operates a calculator to calculate mathematical test results
  • Communicates effectively with client and project teams
  • Must be aware of, and adhere to, safety practices and policies to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of others who may be affected by your actions at work

What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED, preferred
  • 5+ years of special inspection and/or construction materials testing experience is required
  • ACI/ICC Certifications are highly desired

    • ACI level I
    • ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector
    • ICC Reinforcing Steel inspector
    • ICC Reinforced Concrete Masonry Inspector
    • ICC Soil Inspector
    • PTI Certified Post-Tension Inspector Level 1 & 2

  • External (or task related) certifications may be required based on region and state.
  • Must have Basic Math, Calculator and Computer Skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively in verbal & written communication
  • Must be able to read and understand work plans
  • Must be able to work off shifts and overtime
  • 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
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, (hearing) and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Ability to kneel and squat occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Ability to climb occasionally

Why work for Intertek-PSI?

Professional Service Industries, Inc. (Intertek-PSI) is a leading US based provider of assurance, testing, inspection, and consulting solutions in civil and commercial construction. Our broad service offering includes construction materials testing, geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, and specialty testing. Through these risk management and quality assurance services, we ensure the reliability, safety and performance of our client's new developments, existing assets, and facilities.

Intertek-PSI is a part of Intertek's Building and Construction division, a suite of Intertek brands that are industry leaders across multiple architecture, engineering, and construction disciplines, developing the most innovative product and project solutions.

Intertek is a leading global provider of Total Quality Assurance services for a multitude of industries. Through a comprehensive network of over 1,000 laboratories and offices situated in over 100 countries, Intertek provides innovative and tailored Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification (ATIC) solutions for its clients' operations and supply chains. 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 .

Intertek is known for its client-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts, but it's more than just a global network of specialists-it's a community of individuals working together to bring quality, safety, and sustainability to life.

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 hr.eeo@intertek.com or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

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CA-HBIntertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.





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