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Laboratory Engineer

ICON is looking for a Laboratory Engineer to join our Material Science team. As the Laboratory Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to support the team's efforts in the development of cement-based products for manufacturing and use with ICON’s Vulcan 3D printers. This role is based at ICON’s Austin, TX laboratory and will report to the Head of Material Science.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently conduct standardized laboratory tests on aggregate, cement, concrete, and other construction materials. 
  • Cooperate with other team members on the development and implementation of standardized and/or one-off test procedures for additive manufacturing with cement-based materials.
  • Train incoming new technicians with various ASTM standardized tests and certifications.
  • Manage and obtain the quality standards, calibrations, and paperwork required for laboratory accreditations. 
  • Find third-party accredited laboratories close to ICON job sites able to collect and test samples on a regular basis to promote continuous quality monitoring of the material and improvement on current and future projects.
  • Conduct laboratory testing programs related to the development and optimization of cement-based mixtures following directions provided by material scientists.
  • Assist with other various laboratory and fieldwork tasks, including providing technician support to other departments of the company if necessary.
  • Maintain, adjust and calibrate testing equipment, test fixtures, and other laboratory tools. Facilitate repairs or replacements as needed.
  • Actively participate in internal safety programs to ensure that all work in the laboratory and the field is performed in accordance with all applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Preparation and review of laboratory reports.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum five years of experience working for accredited construction labs.
  • The following ACI Certifications (or equivalent):
    • Concrete Strength Testing Technician
    • Aggregate Testing Technician - Level I
    • Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

If certifications have been previously obtained but have expired, the candidate must be able to get re-certified within 6 months of employment.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Google Docs)
  • Experience with standard ASTM test methods and specifications.
  • Very strong communication, teamwork, and organizational skills.
  • High attention to details
  • Capacity to learn and rapidly adapt to the fast-paced environment of a construction technology startup. 
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends when needed; flexibility is a key element of this position.

 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, noise, and outdoor conditions.
  • Physical effort may be required for the handling of supplies or materials (up to 50 lbs unassisted).
  • Travel may be required.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.
ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?