Job Posting

Northern Geotechnical Engineering, Inc. / Terra Firma Testing (NGE-TFT) is seeking career-oriented and motivated individuals looking to enter the field of Construction Materials Testing & Inspection (CoMET).  NGE-TFT is an Alaskan-based,  employee-owned firm consisting of talented engineers, geologists, technicians, and inspectors who have been providing Geotechnical Engineering, CoMET, and laboratory testing services to a variety of design and construction projects across Alaska since 1998.  We offer competitive pay and compensation packages as well opportunities for professional growth and employee ownership.  We are in search of driven individuals who can think on their feet and welcome new challenges.  Please take a moment to read the job description below, and if it sounds like a position that you may be interested in turning into a career, then reach out to us at 907-344-5934 or @ to speak with our hiring department.


Position Title:  CoMET Technician/Inspector

Position Status:  Full-time employment

Description of Duties:  Perform construction materials testing & ICC special inspection for various construction projects across Alaska, including (but not limited to):

  • Concrete/asphalt testing & inspection;
  • Soil compaction testing and earthworks quality control/inspection;
  • Foundation installation inspection;
  • ICC special inspection; and
  • Laboratory testing of soils and construction materials.

Duties will consist primarily of construction-site testing/inspection with some laboratory testing.  Projects are primarily located in Southcentral Alaska, with periodic assignments in remote portions of Alaska, including rural villages and the North Slope oil fields.  Must be willing to work standard 7-5 (M-F) schedules, as well as be available to work overtime and/or weekends as needed (especially during summer months) and be available for periodic long-term deployment to remote job sites (ranging from a few days to a few weeks at a time).  Suitable candidates must be capable of working on their own and as part of a team and must be well organized and detail-oriented.  Punctuality and reliability are key traits as well as a positive mental attitude and strong character.  Employees will be provided with the job training and mentorship necessary to confidently and competently execute their assigned duties, and educational opportunities will be periodically provided to employees to develop new skills and broaden their professional experience and expertise. 


  • Minimum requirements:
    • High-school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
    • US citizen
    • Clean driving record
    • Physically fit (capable of lifting periodic loads of up to 50-lbs over short distances)
    • Able to follow both written and verbal instruction
    • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
    • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Basic math and computer skills
  • Desirable qualifications:
    • AASHTO, ACI, WAQTC, ICC certifications
    • Construction site experience
    • Previous testing/inspection experience
    • Previous military service


  • Beginning wage starting at $18 to $22/hr (DOE)
  • Performance-based pay increases and bonuses possible
  • Hourly and salaried positions available
  • Health/dental/vision benefits
  • Paid personal leave accrual
  • 401k and company stock ownership options


NGE-TFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity and invites inquires from any interested persons who satisfy the minimum experience/qualification criteria.