AASHTO Seeks to Hire Materials Laboratory Auditors

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal-opportunity employer, seeks to recruit up to four Materials Laboratory Auditors, which are full-time positions with its AASHTO re:source division in Frederick, MD.

[Above photo by AASHTO]

AASHTO re:source – a technical service program offered by AASHTO – provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the Proficiency Sample Program, and the AASHTO Accreditation Program.

Materials Laboratory Auditors – known at AASHTO as Laboratory Assessors – conduct on-site and remote assessments at construction materials testing or CMT laboratories in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. During an assessment, Laboratory Assessors evaluate the technical capabilities of testing agencies and review their quality management system for compliance to national standards.

Laboratory Assessors travel between 16 and 20 weeks a year, in two to three-week periods. When not traveling for assessments, Laboratory Assessors perform pre- and post-assessment activities, provide technical support to staff and customers, assist with internal and external training activities, and support other aspects of the program in meaningful ways.

AASHTO noted that Laboratory Auditors participate in an extensive training period that lasts for approximately one year and are designated “Laboratory Assessors – Trainees” during that timeframe until they successfully complete that course of study, at which point they are then eligible for promotion to Laboratory Auditor.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in science or engineering; have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license to operate motor vehicles; drive up to 450 miles per day, on occasion; transport an assessment kit weighing approximately 15 pounds one to two times a day.

For more details regarding these open positions, visit the online AASHTO Jobs Board or click here.

To apply for one of these openings, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by December 18.

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