Civil Materials Testing, Civil Lab Technician, Construction Laboratory Technician

Minimum - Preferably 10th standard pass

Certified training for Assistant Laboratory & Field Technician (programme aligned to CON/Q 0402 released by Construction Skill Development Council)

Qualified as Helper Laboratory & Field Technician Level-1

The tasks an Assistant Laboratory & Field Technician Level-2 is expected to perform include:

Conducting testing of aggregates by identifying the sample, collecting and conducting tests on sieve analysis, specific gravity, water absorption, moisture content, dry loose bulk density and bulkage for fine aggregates

Conducting testing of soil by identifying the sample, collecting and conducting tests on soil gravity, compaction, direct shear, permeability and liquid, plastic and shrinkage limit

Conducting testing of cement and mortar by identifying the sample, collecting and conducting tests on normal consistency, initial and final setting time

Conducting testing of concrete by collecting the sample, arranging and testing the slump and compaction of concrete, checking the flow for self-compacting concrete, performing V funnel and L box test for concrete, testing the comprehensive strength of concrete cubes

Preparing the cast and curing the cement mortar and concrete for tests

Performing tasks under health, safety and environmental regulations

Knowledge of storing, handling, upkeep, maintenance and safeguarding of tools and equipment

Knowledge of naming, identifying, setting acceptance and rejection criteria of tools and equipment

Ability to perform calibration of machine and equipment for validation

Competent in reading and entering values from gauges and meters

Understanding of how to identify, select and use basic dressing material, first aid and PPEs

In-depth knowledge of accident, health, safety and evacuation procedures and their reporting

Trained to qualify the tests and certification for knowledge and skills at NOS Level-2


Trained to qualify the tests and certification for knowledge and skills at NOS Level-2

Good communication Decision-making skills

Planning and organizing Problem-solving skills

Analytical thinking Team player

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work is not available

Contractual jobs are available

Travelling is required for this job

Role involves team handling

Working hours

Working hours are a minimum of 8 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week

The job involves frequent to daily extended hours, working in shifts, on holidays, etc.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs


This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards due to working at heights or depths, working with equipment, electrical and concreting material, etc.

Health risks include headaches, joint pains, backaches, skin diseases, silicosis of the lungs, insomnia, nausea, etc.

For candidates with 2 to 5 years experience -10,000 to15,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years experience -15,000 to40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Construction Sector Trends

Recently, the Government has issued contracts worth 1,861 crore relating to projects in mining, railway, infrastructure, commercial buildings, and some of the construction companies are also coasting along with a steady flow of contracts.

Boost for Indias Construction Sector

Indias construction sector is forecast to grow at 7-8 percent each year over the next decade following the election of a new government, according to a news report by an international consultancy giant. The total construction market in India for FY2014 was US$157 billion, an increase of US$4 billion over FY2013. Infrastructure accounts for 49 percent, housing and real estate 42 percent and industrial projects 9 percent. With the growing demand for new construction projects, the job vacancies for Assistant Laboratory & Field Technician Level-2 and other allied construction posts are increasing.

Construction companies, agencies, contractors, construction sites, etc.Government construction projects

Jobs are available all across the country in developed and developing cities, as well as at the outskirts of cities.

Globe Industrial Training Institute, 3-A, Bharat Nagar, Behind Bank of Baroda, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110025, India, Tel: +91-11-26928661, +91-9911245392, /Construction Skill Development Council, 204, Aashirwad Complex, D-1, Green Park,New Delhi 110016, Tel: +91-11-46584466, Telefax:+91-11-2656876, E-mail:, /National Academy of Construction, NAC Grounds, Cyberabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India - 500084, Tel : (040) 23111916-917, Fax :- (040) 23111997, E-mail, Website:-