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FM Approvals Engineering Technician-Construction

Engineering - Testing & Certification, Engineering, Engineering - Other Job ID 2021-11211 Primary Location: West Glocester, Rhode Island 09/23/2022
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FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We test property loss prevention products and services—for use in commercial and industrial facilities—to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. How? By employing a worldwide certification process that’s backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience.

The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in your marketplace.


Perform assigned tests, investigations or experiments. This may require minor modifications in test setups or procedures as well as subjective judgments in measurement.

Selects, sets up, and operates standard test equipment and records technically sound test data within budgetary and time constraints. Fabricate and construct necessary testing apparatus from existing components. Set-up and tear-down operations for routine investigations and tests.

Trouble-shoot all problems and take corrective actions. Use specialized equipment and apparatus to collect data, calculate or record results, prepare reports and/or technical data. Prepare and present clear and concise data in a prescribed format.

Provide requested advice in areas of specialization to superiors and peers and technical directions to subordinates. Increase your knowledge of testing procedures and related technological advances so as to contribute to personal development and the achievement of personal and unit goals and objectives. Keep the supervisor informed of the status and progress of all work in process and of any significant developments affecting assigned projects


  • Education: High School / Trade School or Military specialist experience
  • Welding and Fabrication experience required
  • Experience (Eng Tech): 3 years general construction and 1 year laboratory experience ideal
  • Skills/Knowledge: Laboratory testing, product assembly, equipment repair, mathematical computation or data tabulation, use of laboratory test equipment and computer literacy.
  • Good mechanical skills with familiarity of common hand tools and power tools, ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills (both orally and in writing) and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team are required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
  • Ability to understand and follow English instructions
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds (unassisted) on a regular basis; up to 75 pounds occasionally.

Ability to safely and efficiently operate power equipment such as: cranes, fork lifts and other material handling devices, use ladders, operate tools such as, but not limited to, table saws, portable saws, hammer drills, screw guns and impact wrenches and be certifiable for the use of a respirator.

Candidate must possess good balance to regularly step on and off equipment and work from ladders and platforms to perform various tasks.

Must have good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis providing ability to analyze facts and find problem solutions!

Work environment involves fire, smoke, heat and the use of adhesives and binders.

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!

FM Approvals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

Please note that all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.


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