Pioneer Technical Services, Inc
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • $18-$25/hour DOE
  • Seasonal

Health Insurance, ESOP, 401K, Paid Time off

Department: Helena Laboratory

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday and some Saturdays

Job Status: Full Time-Seasonal


Pioneer Technical Services is currently recruiting for a Full Time-Seasonal Construction Inspection and Materials Testing Technician in its Geotechnical and Materials Testing Laboratory located in Helena, MT. This office is looking for a self-motivated, committed individual that works without frequent direction. The position will be 40 to 50 hours per week and some work on Saturdays may be required.

This position will consist of providing field inspection services and geotechnical/materials testing in the laboratory. Field Inspection services include field density testing using a nuclear density gauge, fresh concrete and grout sampling, shotcrete testing, and rebar inspection. Laboratory testing will include performing Atterbergs, proctors, sieve analysis and numerous other geotechnical soils testing. Other duties will include data management, equipment maintenance, and sample organization.

The Technician will work under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager or Project Engineer. Project experience in general construction, field density testing, concrete testing, soil sampling, and materials testing as well as experience with Microsoft Word and Excel programs is preferred but not required. Pioneer will provide on the job training to perform field testing and laboratory testing tasks. Candidate must have a valid Class D driver's license and will need to travel.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Communicate with Contractor or Site Supervisor regarding testing results and any failing tests or problems.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect deficiencies and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
  • Prepare daily field inspection reports that document project activities and data.
  • Conduct materials testing and analysis using provided tools and equipment.
  • Basic Computer Skills.


Education: High School Diploma. College education preferred, but not required.

Field of Study: Engineering, Soil Science, or related/equivalent experience

Experience: Construction experience helpful, but not required

Computer Skills: Must be able to complete Basic Computer tasks that include Excel, Microsoft Word.









LIFT/Carry up to 50LBS- frequently


This position will include working on field/construction sites where you will be exposed to the elements and includes working within a soils laboratory environment that requires frequent standing and lifting, and the use of a wheelbarrow. Candidate must be available to work out of town approximately 10% of the time, lodging and per diem will be provided while working out of town.

Pioneer is a Montana based employee-owned company that offers a competitive salary, benefits, and incentive package. Pioneer Technical Services provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and is an E-VERIFY company.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

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