Materials Technician

Department: Engineering
Job ID: 2291

Materials Technician – FTS-07

Engineering Division


Hiring Salary Range:            $22.03 - $27.54/hourly


Full Time 40 hours per week, Regular position, Day Shift                                 

Location of position: 1710 Wynetka Decentral Station


Opening Date:     April 12, 2017                 

Closing Date:       April 30, 2017   Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.  Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting.


Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Engineering Division/ Construction Management Section is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as Materials Technician.  Under general supervision, perform standardized quality assurance materials testing. Make engineering judgments with regard to test means, methods and results. Deal with contractors regarding materials science.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of field and laboratory tests as part of the quality assurance in support of construction management. Specialty testing includes field and laboratory concrete tests, field and laboratory soils testing, and field testing of in-place asphalt.

  • Operate a variety of instruments and test equipment including nuclear density gauges, concrete testing equipment, and soil testing equipment, concrete specimen curing equipment, Atterberg Limit testing apparatuses, proctor curve apparatuses, personal computers, meters and recorders.

  • Research various testing standards such as ASTM and ACI standards. Follow standards prescribed for various test methods.

  • Clean and maintain laboratory and laboratory equipment.

  • Assist in the preparation of reports and cost estimates, maintaining various records, files, and indexes. Use computer software to evaluate test data.

  • Review and interpret specifications, drawings, and evaluates construction materials.

  • Ability to utilize technical judgment regarding testing requirements to make field recommendations.

  • Analyze and interpret data from testing insofar as taking raw test data and running calculations to determine if in-place materials are meeting the requirements of the Contract Documents.

  • Perform related work as required.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience.

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.




Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

  • ACI Field Technician I required within 6 months of hire.

  • ACI Laboratory Technician I required within 6 months of hire.

  • Certification in radiation safety and use of nuclear density gauges required within 4 months of hire.

  • May require HIPAA Training.



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    Computers and applicable software skills

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Negotiation skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Verbal and written communication



Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. 


An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.


All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.


A strength test will also be conducted due to the physical requirements of the position.


Alice Montez

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412


  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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