Field Management

Trench Safety Engineering Technician Job

Requisition: TS45125

Job Title: Engineering Technician- Trench Safety

Location : Greensboro, NC

Street Address: 7B Oak Branch Drive

The Engineering Technician possesses technical knowledge and skills related to the field of engineering. This position is responsible for assisting Engineers in design work by producing computer-aided drawings and other production documents, and in doing so, helps drive profitable engineering revenue for the Division and Company.

Provide technical support to the Engineering Department when creating shoring, shielding, and other structural support systems for site-specific trench and excavation projects. Produce computer-aided shoring design plans and other technical drawings for assigned projects:

  • Assist Engineers with the analysis of structural support systems and the production of engineering drawings and design calculations;
  • Draft site-specific conceptual drawings when required for project bids;
  • Draft shoring plans & revisions to shoring plans for site-specific design projects;
  • Draft shop drawings & details for equipment fabrication and/or modifications;
  • Maintain drawing catalog for all engineering designs that are produced.


Communicate with salespeople and operations personnel on design projects regarding shoring options and equipment availability. Act as a liaison between Engineer and branch personnel to help gather necessary project information. Assist Engineer to determine best design solutions.


Complete continuing education courses in order to keep current with latest computer-aided drawing software releases and stay familiarized with existing and new CAD features.



United Rentals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or High School Diploma with related experience required
  • CAD Basics Certificate or Diploma required
  • Familiarity with basic engineering design concepts
  • Familiarity with basic graphical design concepts
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an engineering, construction, or similar work environment.
  • Knowledgeable of the OSHA Excavation Standard 1926 Subpart P. and related standards;
  • Basic understanding of computer operations and familiarity with drafting concepts.
  • Must be able to effectively work independently, as well as within a team environment.
  • Must be able to prioritize work and effectively manage time and multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work with Engineers to conceptually plan and graphically depict shoring system designs
  • Must be able to set up computer and printers and install engineering software.
  • Strong organizational skills and fine attention to detail.

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