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A Career as a Civil Laboratory Technician
If you like science, maths and dirt, then this could be the job for you! Charles from Mangere College finds out how these attributes are part of the role of a civil engineering lab technician. First up, he meets Curwin Boltman at the Fulton Hogan Auckland Laboratory and is off to observe a 'softening point' test -- or a test that indicates at what temperature bitumen on a road will soften. It's a crucial test because the consequences could be disastrous and expensive if a road is not made to last. Charles finds out quality control in lab testing is an important aspect of establishing how the materials will perform on site. It's not just road materials civil engineering lab technicians could be testing. Part of the role involves testing foundations which will have roads or structures built on them. So soil tests must be completed in the lab then the results supplied to the engineers who will then be able to ensure the level of compacting to support the structure is appropriate. It is again the job of the civil engineering lab technician to get out in the field and check the soil density and moisture following compaction. Charles tries his hand at completing this test. So with opportunities for both lab testing and on site testing, Charles discovers civil engineering lab technicians enjoy lots of variety and some seriously interesting investigations. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Pavement (Road) Surfacing
Chez enjoys the outdoors so he's off to take a look at a role that is definitely suited to someone keen on being outside -- laying and repairing our roads and footpaths. There are two types of pavement surfaces used in New Zealand, chip and asphalt. Chez gets out on the job to learn about the technical nature of ensuring the surfaces are prepared and laid correctly. It can be demanding work and requires precision and care considering asphalt emerges from the machine at 150°C. He learns chip sealing is a mix of bitumen and stone chip to create a skid resistant and waterproof surface. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Roadmarking (JTJS42009)
If you think a practical outdoors career in different locations could suit you, then road marking is such a job -- and it's only for the boys. Ashley gets her chance to see what's involved and finds out that painting on roadways and car parks take a little practice. The road marking team is also responsible for laying the cat's eye devices on our roads that help provide a road guide in wet conditions and are an added safety measure. Plus, the new innovation of 'cold applied plastic' that create the rumble strips on the edges of our roads to keep drivers alert are another part of the job for the road marking crew. Find out more about a career in road marking, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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