May 27, 2022

Material Testing and Field Instrumentation Specialist

  • Nelson Forensics, LLC
  • Plano, TX, USA
Full time Engineering Labs/STEM/Vivarium Consultant Other

Job Description

Nelson Forensics, LLC (Nelson) is a progressive, multi-disciplined consulting firm dedicated to providing world-class responsiveness and expert solutions to a complex array of forensic problems.  Nelson has built a rock-solid reputation for providing detailed and fact-based investigations for property owners, for the insurance industry, and in the legal arena.  Nelson's highly skilled team of professionals assess damage from perils such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, explosions, fires, windstorms, hail, structural failures, design defects, and construction defects. We also provide remedial solutions to remediate such damage. We continue to grow as a national firm and are looking to expand our testing laboratory.

 For detailed information regarding Nelson Forensics, visit our website at

 Position Objective:

 Nelson is seeking a Material Testing and Field Instrumentation Specialist to manage daily operations at the Nelson Discovery Laboratory and Nelson's Evidence Storage Warehouse, maintain and oversee a variety of Nelson's field and laboratory equipment, conduct material testing in the laboratory facility, and assist in field evaluations with a variety of specialized testing procedures and field instrumentation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct material testing in the laboratory (includes regular work with liquid nitrogen)
  • Catalog and track testing progress on laboratory specimens
  • Produce clear and concise written reports
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in field investigations
  • Conduct field building envelope testing and evaluations
  • Obtain certification as a thermographer
  • Obtain licensure for unmanned aerial drone operation
  • Maintain cleanliness and functionality of the laboratory and warehouse facilities
  • Coordinate intake of collected site evidence
  • Manage collected site evidence inventory
  • Assist in development of new testing procedures
  • Develop and assist in specialized research projects
  • Assist in demonstrations and continuing education classes hosted for clients
  • Maintain fleet vehicles and field instrumentation

Education & Experience:

  • Associate Degree or higher required
  • Good interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills required
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Preferred skills:
    • Previous laboratory experience
    • Knowledge of roofing materials
    • IIBEC Certification Credentials such as Registered Roof Observer (RRO), Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), or other
    • Engineer In Training Certification (EIT), Professional Engineering License (PE), or Architect

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