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Job Details
Company Name : Kent Engineering
Company Location : Honolulu, HI 96813
Job Position : Engineering Technician
Job Category : Jobs in Hawaii

Job Description :

About us

Kent Engineering is a small business in Honolulu, HI. We are professional, customer-centric, collaborative and our goal is to Kent Engineering (KE) is a dynamic and multi-layered engineering and inspection firm based in Seattle, serving the Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Construction Industries. The KE team is made up of Architects, Materials, Welding, Mechanical, and Structural Engineers. KE/KCIS is a tight knit team unit that takes pride in tackling the tough cases and providing high quality results for our clients. Our engineering and architectural expertise includes but is not limited to evaluation/investigation, compliance, forensics, management support consulting, repair & design. KE’s primary consulting focus is investigation/evaluation and repair, with a secondary focus of design. We tackle design projects on a case-by-case basis that fit the expertise and resource capacity of our firm..

Our work environment includes:

  • Modern office setting
  • Growth opportunities
  • On-the-job training
  • Safe work environment

Overview and Responsibilities

KE is seeking a qualified person with at least 5 years of work and team experience. This position joins a talented team of engineers, inspectors, and technicians, and will have a focus on providing project and technical support to project leads throughout the organization.

The position is to fill the role of Engineering Technician. The hired candidate will be responsible for:

Technical/Billable Support (Billable work):

  • Site and laboratory work
  • Visual inspection/observation
  • Testing (destructive and non destructive)
  • Proper utilization of shop, testing, and analytical tools equipment
  • Support maintenance and preparedness of tools and equipment for emergency use (As directed by Cody Hoover and Managing Experts)
  • Documentation (photo, video, notes, checklists)
  • Forensic documentation
  • Assisting experts however needed
  • Multimedia/video setup for remote inspections
  • Learning inspection, testing, and documentation procedures quickly and executing with confidence.
  • **Clear, proactive, and confident communication with clients and team while on site, especially in a forensic case. If a forensic case, the communication protocol must be created and led by the PM, and understood by the Engineering Technician prior to arriving on site or engaging with clients, contractors, and opposing experts.

Office work

  • Project document management
  • Document review and organization
  • Creation field, observation, findings report
  • Data organization, analysis, and development of spreadsheets
  • Occasional project coordination and management support (billable tasks)
  • Occasional drafting and design support

Billable Work Development (Overhead work):

  • Management of own work pipeline
  • You will be fed work by experts from all disciplines and business units, primarily the Building Sciences unit and mechanical discipline, therefore you will need to manage your own schedule, priorities, and work pipeline.
  • o Regular sales/requests for work to managing engineers and architects to keep work pipeline full.
  • Build in time each week to allow for response to emergency requests (often forensic work)

Administrative (Overhead work):

  • Execute end of month requests from business management team within the deadlines provided in the request (time card, expense report, in-house expenses, invoice review)
  • Keep timecard up to date (Daily), submitted monthly
  • Keep accurate and up to date personal calendar for reference by engineers, architects, and management team.
  • Attend at all required overhead meetings

Required Experience and Qualifications

Note: If the prospective hire does not currently own the below experience and qualifications, they must be willing to work towards obtaining them immediately upon being hired.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Materials Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of work and team experience
  • Experience working on or around mechanical systems (plumbing, hvac, engines, heavy equipment, industrial equipment, vehicles, airplane, boats, etc)
  • Experience working on or around industrial and/or construction sites
  • Experience working with materials including metals & alloys, aggregates, composites, plastics and ceramics.

Other Desired Employee Qualifications

  • High moral values
  • Honest
  • Hungry to grow company, team, and self
  • Humble (teachable, flexible, selfless)
  • High level of social and emotional awareness
  • Personable, Approachable, Tactful
  • Experience working with NDT equipment
  • Project & time management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to grow and maintain contact, relationships and trust with past, existing and new clients

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Honolulu, HI 96813: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: One location

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