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Actalent Field Technician in Urbandale, Iowa

Field Technician

Actalent is looking for a full-time Field Technician to support our client, a leading local civil engineering firm, onsite in Urbandale, IA.


The Field Technician will be traveling through Des Moines and visit different construction sites where they will be conducting material testing. Client offers solutions in a broad range of expertise, so this individual will gain exposure in geotechnical engineering, environmental site assessments, and construction quality control.

  • Construction Field Technician duties include Material Testing for Aggregate, Soil, Asphalt, NDT (Non-Destructive Testing), Concrete, and Steel.

  • Visit multiple job sites a day. Will also potentially be interacting with other contractors/project owners.

  • Collect samples of soil or concrete.

  • Complete foundation testing and look at reinforcing steel to be in compliance with shop drawings.

  • Complete concrete testing.

  • Log and track the numbers from the machines when testing the concrete and soil.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Valid drivers license and clean MVR.

  • 6+ months experience testing IBC materials (concrete and soil) or 1 year in outdoor construction work preferred.

  • Able to work outdoor in elements and in a team environment.


  • Work with a dedicated career partner specialized in your skill set.

  • We advocate on your behalf so you get what you want and need out of your job.

  • Get performance feedback, career advice, and access to ongoing professional development tools.

  • Build your career and learn new skills through projects as diverse as your curiosity.

  • You are eligible for benefits, paid-time-off, and competitive wages that are paid weekly.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Competitive compensation!


  • At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people


Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to me at We have many other roles similar to this and additional engineering positions in the Iowa/Nebraska area as well as across the US.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.