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We’re looking for a dedicated individual wanting a “hands-on” career in the construction industry. This job is ideal for those who’d enjoy a fast-paced work environment at construction sites throughout Southeastern Iowa, Central Iowa, and West Central Illinois. Our candidate should value and recognize the importance of testing accuracy and the significance of inspectors during the construction phase of a project. Work days will be split between working outside in the field and performing laboratory tests in the office.


  • Testing construction materials (i.e. concrete, soil, aggregate, etc.) at construction sites and in the laboratory, according to industry standards.
  • Observing construction in the field for designated projects as assigned.
  • Performing maintenance, cleaning, upkeep, calibrations, and ensuring the safe working condition of equipment at required intervals or usage.
  • Documenting testing and thoroughly communicating with fellow staff members as well as various construction team representatives.
  • Coordinating with office staff members, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Completing tasks as required.

Please Note: Although this position has standard working hours when possible, this position is more task oriented relative to time oriented and requires flexibility as to beginning and ending times on many days throughout the year. This position is full-time. Seasonal overtime pay is likely and should be anticipated during the busy construction seasons throughout the year.

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A technician performing a concrete test on a construction site


  • Must have a high school diploma.
  • Must be capable of working outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 80lbs in and out of truck beds, with the ability to walk across uneven terrain at job sites.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • At least 2 years or more of a technical college education is preferred.
  • An Associate’s Degree Certificate from a technical college field is a plus.
  • NICET, ACI, and / or DOT certification is strongly desired.
  • Clear written and verbal communication.
  • Organizing, prioritizing, and performing work assignments safely and with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work with others as a team in a friendly and acceptable manner.
  • Dependable, trustworthy, and an ethical individual with great work ethic.
  • Fast learner and willing to train for many different testing procedures.
Why I Chose Klingner…
Neal Pleskunas

“I enjoy the comradery and team atmosphere within the Geotechnics Department.

It keeps my job enjoyable project after project.”

Neal Pleskunas

The Perks

At Klingner, we offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities, and a competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Mentor / Mentee opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health Insurance (three coverage options available)
  • VPTO, sick leave, and 7.5 paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Health savings and Flexible Spending
  • Yearly Wellness reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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What Sets Klingner Apart

Your experience is valued. Unique to the Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, and Geotech industry, Klingner & Associates, P.C. has an average employee retention rate of 9.5 years. As a nearly 120-year-old firm, this makes us proud. Each staff member provides a wealth of understanding and experience that helps drive our reputation for high quality deliverables. 

Client support is important to everyone in the firm. For over 10 years, Klingner has maintained an 85% client retention rate. We are also focused on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, culture, and project delivery. 

With engaged leadership, Klingner acts on employee feedback and recommendations for continued evolution. At Klingner, we value quality, respect, professional advancement, and an enjoyable work environment. 

Apply today to become a part of a growing organization, deeply rooted in the communities we serve.

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One of Klingner's surveying teams at a work celebration
Architects discussing building concepts
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Ready to Apply?

Applying is easy – Simply complete the Initial Interest Form below.

We are an EOE; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Upload your completed resume, then fill in and submit this Initial Interest Form.

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