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Be a part of a company that cares about your personal success and career development. At Alaska Testlab, we provide the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in a career that affords travel, challenges, and continuing education. With projects across the state, we increase staff seasonally to meet the demands of construction and project schedules. We are always looking for the right person to join our team. So if you are driven, motivated, not afraid of hard work, and are looking for a career that grows with your personal efforts, we encourage to you apply.

Advertised openings can be found by clicking the APPLY ONLINE button below.

Administrative Assistant


The Alaska Testlab Administrative Assistant is responsible for the “behind the scenes” work with systems, processes, and document management that helps makes things work for our staff and, more importantly, our clients. The Administrative Assistant acts as a dispatcher, coordinates schedules and projects, addresses client queries, monitors the cleanliness and organization of the office, and assists with data entry reporting. A fast paced and challenging work environment.



Experience Needed: none



Materials Technician


Materials Technicians are responsible for performing field testing and limited construction inspection in accordance with published standards and ATL laboratory policies and procedures. This position primarily utilizes a 30lb gauge to run tests on construction materials in the field. This position is also responsible for making concrete cylinders, collecting samples, and performing laboratory testing as needed.

Some of the core functions include:


  • Perform field testing on various construction materials including soil, aggregate, concrete, and asphalt

  • Based on experience, perform inspection duties related to anchors, soil, and asphalt construction.

  • Perform soil compaction/density testing on multiple projects in accordance with ASTM and project specifications.

  • Monitor work procedures for compliance with project specifications.

  • Prepare and submit written daily field reports summarizing daily activities/observation and density test calculations and results.

  • Communicate with office, contractors, clients, and on-site personnel about schedule, testing, and results.

  • Deliver concrete and soil samples to the lab and properly in process samples.

  • Maintain equipment and vehicles.

  • Perform testing in the laboratory on construction materials.


A fast paced, physically demanding position that requires teamwork and client interaction



Experience Needed: none but a clean driving record is required



Lab Technician


Laboratory Technicians are responsible for performing asphalt, concrete, and aggregate testing in accordance with published standards and ATL laboratory policies and procedures. More experienced Laboratory Technicians will assist less experienced Laboratory and Materials Technicians with methods and procedures in the laboratory, help maintain equipment and perform calibrations and maintenance as needed.


Some of the core functions include:


  • Know and understand the Quality System Manual

  • Know and understand ASTM, AASHTO, ATM, WAQTC, and other laboratory test procedures.

  • Know and understand how to perform calibrations

  • Perform testing in the laboratory on construction materials to include modified Proctors, sieve analyses, plasticity index tests, soil classification, and other soil, asphalt, and concrete tests.

  • Interact with clients bringing samples and collect appropriate information.

  • Perform calculations of test data and check data calculations of less experienced personnel. .

  • Assist with data back-checking and corrections.

  • Help maintain the overall lab cleanliness and with sample disposal.


A fast paced and challenging position that is physically demanding


Experience Needed: none but a clean driving record is required


Construction Inspectors


Inspectors perform inspections on a variety of projects in the International Building Code, plans, and specifications.  ICC certified inspectors inspect structural projects across the state and can be licensed by the MOA to inspect commercial projects within Anchorage.  PCI certified inspectors are qualified to inspect bridge girder fabrication, and precast items at precast yards around the state.  Other inspectors will provide services on civil projects to include roadways and mining projects. 


Some of the core functions include:


  • Inspection duties related to soil, concrete, masonry, wood, asphalt, fireproofing, architectural aspects, finish systems, and rack construction with occasional field testing.

  • Prepare and submit clear, concise, and legible daily reports of observations and test results.

  • Document test data, results, and observations.

  • Communicate daily and as needed with supervisors, coworkers, clients, contractors, owners, municipal employees, and engineering staff.

  • Proactively work towards additional certifications and licenses.

  • Proven dependability and capability on job site. Proven positive client interactions


Experience Needed:

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent. One to three years of related work experiences is required.


Project Manager


Project managers assist inspectors and engineers on a variety of projects.  PMs will seek bidding opportunities and work on client development, prepare fee proposals for new projects, provide overall project management on projects, and review and monitor project spending and budgets.  Occasional site visits and inspections are required,  In addition, PMs review monthly billings and coordinate with clients regarding change orders and project progress.



Experience Needed: 

High school diploma or GED and at least 5 years experience in construction or construction project management, or EIT in civil engineering, or degree in construction management or related field 



A Materials Engineer provides special engineering oversight of construction projects in accordance with the International Building Code, specifications, ATL policies and published standards. A Material Engineer is responsible for materials engineering assistance to in-house personnel, clients, and others as required. This position involves analyses of material properties, and testing results, determining quantities for proposals, mix designs, proposals, and provides geotechnical test result and code interpretations. Ability to read plans and specifications, and knowledge of ACI-318, International Building Code, and construction practices is critical as well as client development.


Some of the core functions include:


  • Perform engineering calculations in support of materials engineering projects.

  • Seek bidding opportunities and work on client development.

  • Prepare fee proposals for new projects.

  • Provide overall project management on projects.

  • Prepare and complete mix designs.

  • Assist Laboratory Supervisor with preparations for Proficiency Program Inspections and all sample testing relating to certification programs.

  • Assist with corrections and responses to noted deficiencies.

  • Manage budgets and schedules of assigned projects.

  • Coordinate with government agencies, client staff, and other professionals to obtain information and approvals.

  • Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.

  • Write and edit engineering reports and review field inspection/testing results under supervision.

  • Review project plans and estimate inspection and testing costs.

  • Review geotechnical test date (triax, shear, permeability) for accuracy and interpret results.


Flexibility for travel is required, travel will be anticipated between 20% of the time and may include overnight stays at remote job sites.

Full Time

Experience Needed: A Bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program is required, plus at least 4 years of experience in construction, civil engineering, or geotechnical engineering.



Apply online using the link below


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