Fast-paced, slightly unpleasant work environment
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI – June 27, 2018
I was new to this type of work, which I have factored into my evaluation.
A typical day involved driving a company vehicle to a few job sites and testing plastic concrete. You'll need to pick up concrete cylinders at some point, too. The company vehicle was a large perk. The Green Bay and Neenah offices offered this perk while I worked there.
It will help to know how to perform air content tests and slump tests for concrete. The company will teach you these tests, as well as how to prepare concrete cylinders. However, you'll need to be completely competent in performing these tests by yourself within a couple weeks, or you'll start getting negative feedback from management.
You'll do proctor tests on soil samples as well, though this will generally be done with documentation and other technicians available for reference.
Toughest part of the job was the highly distracting work environment. Workplace culture is fast-paced, since you are constantly being monitored by the client on construction sites. You will spend a lot of time on construction sites, and you'll be expected to work quickly.
My fellow technicians were the most enjoyable part of the job for me. Training with them was an enjoyable experience, and I learned a lot.
Company vehicle if you work for the Green Bay or Neenah offices
Benefits don't kick in for a while after starting