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Materials Laboratory Auditor

By May 6, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Frederick, MD
  • June 7, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is currently hiring a Materials Laboratory Auditor, a full-time position located in our Frederick, MD office.

Nature of the Position:

Materials Laboratory Auditor, known at AASHTO as Laboratory Assessors, conduct on-site and remote assessments at construction materials testing (CMT) laboratories in all fifty 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 2-to-3-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.

Auditors participate in an extensive training period that lasts for approximately one year and are designated Laboratory Assessors – Trainees up until the successful completion of the training period, at which point they are then eligible for promotion.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Adventurous and love to travel.
  • Adaptable and work well independently.
  • Strong communicators and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Skilled in math and science.
  • Committed to acting with integrity.

Position Requirement:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in science or engineering.
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing abilities.
  • Work independently and remain self-motivated.
  • Ability to travel independently at least 16 weeks per year.
  • 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 1-2 times a day.
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of our Frederick, MD office.

Is previous auditing or CMT experience required?

No, we have a comprehensive, six-month training program and will teach you everything you need to know about construction materials testing, accreditation requirements, customer service, and auditing.

Who we are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual.

Technical and Quality Auditors are an integral part of one of the largest technical service programs within AASHTO, AASHTO re:source. AASHTO re:source’s main purpose is to evaluate and accredit CMT laboratories.

AASHTO takes pride in having an inclusive culture and we have made diversity, equity, and inclusion one of our core values.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive retirement plan –With a highly competitive matching and contribution structure, AASHTO’s retirement plan helps you save for your future.
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits – Available health insurance benefits for you and your family, including life and long-term disability insurance.
  • Generous leave accrual – Including vacation, sick, and floating holiday leave, and most federal holidays.
  • Flexible work from home – AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibility, and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 50% of the time.
  • Accessible employee assistance program (EAP) – An employee assistance program is available 24/7 to all staff.
  • Extensive training program – The tailored training program gives you all of the knowledge and skills you will need to succeed as a world-class auditor.
  • Structured career development – Upon successful completion of training, there is a promotion opportunity available at approximately one year. In addition, after four years of satisfactory performance with the Laboratory Assessment Program, there are further advancement opportunities.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Friday, June 7th. AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.

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Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about AASHTO and the Lab Assessor position.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org

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