High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTech) is an infrastructure-centered firm focusing on practice, research, policy, and technology transfer. HPTech was established in 2003 with the primary purpose of serving the U.S. federal government at their facilities and project sites. Our uniqueness lies in our ability to integrate physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, planning, and policy when developing and delivering infrastructure solutions.
HPTech is currently pursuing a task order under a major federal contract, and we are identifying candidates who would be interested in working with us should we be awarded the task order. At this stage, we are looking for a Petrography Technician who will be responsible for supporting research in the Aggregate and Petrography Laboratory (APL), a state-of-the-art laboratory at a government facility. The APL conducts research in characterizing various construction materials used in bridges and pavements and identifying deterioration mechanisms encountered in these facilities. APL, in collaboration with other laboratories, also participates in the forensic investigation of transportation infrastructure. The laboratory is equipped with a variety of sample preparation and analysis equipment. These include stereo microscopes, transmitted and reflected light microscopes and image-capturing systems.
High school diploma. An associate or higher degree in civil engineering or geology is desired.
At least 3 years of experience in the preparation of polished-sections and thin-sections of materials for use in petrographic examination using microscopy and other methods. This includes drilling and cutting samples, lapping and polishing samples, and preparing geological thin-sections for petrography.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with aggregate sampling and basic aggregate methods such as sieve analysis, sampling, and sample preparation.
Excellent verbal and writing skills.
Excellent team and collaborative skills.
This anticipated position, which is contingent upon the task order award to HPTech, would be based in McLean, Virginia.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
For timely consideration, apply online by March 7, 2023 at:
HPTech is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.