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Job title
Civil Engineering Laboratory Technician

Job description

A Civil Engineering Laboratory Technician carries out a wide range of sampling and testing of civil construction materials, both in the laboratory and in the field.

Qualifications required

There are two national qualifications that can be achieved while working and gaining experience on the job:

- National Certificate in Infrastructure Laboratory Level 4
- National Certificate in Infrastructure Laboratory Level 5 - this covers the role of a senior technician.

Training costs
As training is done on the job, there is generally no cost to the trainee.

Location of job

There are opportunities to work as a Civil Engineering Laboratory Technician with testing laboratories throughout New Zealand and there are also major projects outside the main centres.

Career path

 A Civil Engineering Laboratory Technician can progress to a Senior Technician and a Laboratory Manager.

Salary range

$25 - $50,000 depending on the company and level of work.

Other careers this profession could lead to

- Environmental technician
- Site Supervisor
- Project Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Design Technician

How to increase the chances of successfully entering this industry

An interest in science and technology subjects will certainly help you progress.

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