Group Leader: Dave J. Hurlburt, PE
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

SME is looking for a full-time Lab Technician to join our Kalamazoo, Michigan office.  This position will require close coordination with our Lab Coordinator, Project Managers, and Field Staff.

Responsibilities for this positon will include performing:
• Compressive strength testing of concrete, grout, and mortar specimens;
• Standard and modified proctor testing;
• Wash gradation analyses;
• Visual engineering classification of soil and rock samples and pavement cores;
• Undrained shear strength testing;
• Atterberg limits tests;
• Hydrometer analyses;
• Water content determinations;
• Organic content tests;
• Durability testing of chemically treated soils;
• Pavement core condition assessments and density determinations;
• Data reduction and analysis;
• Equipment maintenance and calibration (both field and laboratory equipment);
• Asphalt plant inspections; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for this position include:
• Associate’s degree in Concrete Technology or Civil Technology preferred;
• A solid understanding of basic engineering concepts;
• Attention to detail, good writing and excellent communication skills;
• An excellent driving record;
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repetitively;
• Ability to stand for long periods of time; and
• Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, to meet the needs of our clients.

SME offers excellent opportunities for professional development and growth in a flexible, fast-paced working environment.  Our robust benefits package for regular, full-time team members includes:  Medical/Prescription coverage with no premiums required; life, disability and long-term care insurance coverage; matching 401(k); Profit Sharing; tuition reimbursement (up to $5000 per calendar year); and generous bonus and paid time off programs.  SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran/military status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

For immediate consideration, please email cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to: recruiter@sme-usa.com.