As a Geotechnical Lab Technician, you will play a key role in supporting our geotechnical projects by scheduling and performing a variety of tests (including Atterberg limits, sieve analysis, Proctor, and Hydrometer tests) and ensuring all tests are completed in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO specifications. You will also be responsible for planning and maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment and other duties related to lab operations as assigned. Additional responsibilities include occasional field visits to gather and/or pick up soil samples or support other tasks related to field activities.
High school education or equivalent; AAS degree or advanced training a plus!
One year of experience in related field preferred, ideally in an AASHTO certified lab
Knowledge of various soil and water characteristics and application of test results in engineering analyses
Able to carry out verbal and written instructions effectively
Able to retrieve and interpret information from technical manuals
Strong attention to detail and skilled in working with numbers including mathematical calculations involving percentages, fractions and decimals
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Able to perform wide range of physical activities, including sustained walking, bending, twisting, standing and reaching, and perform medium to heavy work including occasionally lifting over 30 pounds and exerting up to 30 pounds of force
Valid driver's license