Field Density Technician - HRI Inc. - State College, PA

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries



HRI, Inc. is one of the companies that operates within Barrett Industries Corporation, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates primarily in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. HRI engages in heavy civil construction projects in Pennsylvania, in addition to specific project work in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Since 1947, HRI has expanded to include paving, water, sewer, airport, highway, and bridge projects as well as asphalt plants and aggregate quarries. To learn more about HRI visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

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Job Summary

Is responsible for promoting, leading and monitoring the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment approach in line with the Group's primary value, Safety, and related policies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Travel to various projects to perform accurate sampling and testing as per project standards and specifications
  • Provide all sampling and testing information required for HRI, Inc., Inspection Staff, and Owner's Representative
  • Conduct daily meetings with onsite staff to discuss daily testing needs and criteria
  • Conduct follow-up to review results and any findings that may affect construction or payment
  • Keep thorough records of all sampling, testing, and calculations performed on project for submission
  • Keep up to date with all current and developing technologies required to perform the job
  • Responsible for safely operating, maintaining, and caring for assigned testing equipment

Main Responsibilities

  • Nuclear gauge operation, transportation, and documentation
  • Preconstruction review of project specifications and requirements
  • Project testing, sampling, and delivery of samples to DOT and HRI, Inc. lab
  • Communication with the lab to correlate field results with lab results
  • Provide ongoing data such as paver speed and roller pattern throughout daily operations
  • Proven track record working safely
  • Overtime as required
  • Good work ethic, professional, and positive attitude
  • Travel will be required to specific job sites


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with the ability to maintain a clean driving history


  • Previous experience and knowledge in related field preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by Company safety guidelines
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to move and manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Required to work varying hours, including nights/weekends, Overtime as required
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements
  • Proven track record working safely
  • Good work ethic, professional, and positive attitude

Benefits and Perks

  • Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
  • Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Great Starting Rates
  • Sign on Bonus of $1,000 will be awarded to all hired candidates after 90 days of employment

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: State College