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Job Description

Drilling Crew Member / Environmental Technician

Select Location: North Dakota: Williston, ND

AET’s Williston office is seeking an individual to perform field work in the areas of geotechnical drilling and environmental testing. Environmental technician responsibilities will primarily include groundwater monitoring and sampling. Drilling crew responsibilities include safe operation of geotechnical drilling equipment and preparation of field logs/soil borings. This position would be a great fit for someone with a geology background with a mechanical aptitude, but we would love to talk with individuals who work hard to meet client needs and are comfortable working outdoors.

AET provides geotechnical, environmental, materials and forensics consulting and testing services to public and private sector clients in a broad spectrum of industries. We have built our reputation on experience, quality, and fulfilling client requirements in a cost effective and timely manner. Many of our principals, engineers, scientists and certified technicians have decades of practical experience in their areas of specialization. Our extraordinary accumulation of site data and construction history in the Upper Midwest has been a valuable asset for many professionals.


Reasonable accommodations or workable solutions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Driller Role Duties

   Set up equipment and operate the drill rig in a safe manner, for the purpose of obtaining soil and rock samples.

   Assist in the operation of the drill rig in all soils/bedrock conditions.

   Assist in preparing field logs and reports of test borings.

   Assist in surveying test boring locations.

   Assist in making decisions to maintain the required level of drilling accuracy, reliability, and to increase efficiency and productivity. This includes items such as assembling, disassembling, and cleaning field sampling and testing equipment (such as split spoon samplers, thin wall tubes, core barrels, static cone apparatus, and vane sheer apparatus).

   Clean/restore site to a reasonable level.

   Perform maintenance on drill rig and other equipment.

Environmental Technician Role Duties

   Conduct sampling of soil, ground water, wastewater, surface water, wastes and other environmental media in accordance with established protocols.

   Remediation system installation and maintenance.

   Assist project managers with data collection activities, environmental surveys, information analysis and preparation of draft reports.

   Assist in organizing and analyzing environmental data using computer spreadsheet and database programs and manual methods.

   Maintain current working knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, procedures, and technologies in designated filed(s).


Conduct field, laboratory and office activities in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and AET’s Health and Safety Policy, and that promotes the safety and protection of employees, clients and the public.

Maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Some positions may require use of personal vehicle for company business. Maintain compliance with DOT driver regulations. Maintain appropriate physicals.

Maintain a good, professional relationship with the client/owner when they are present.

Communicate effectively with project manager, clients, contractors, ready-mix suppliers, or other business associates.

Accurately and completely fill out timesheets on a daily basis.

Duties usually outdoors and away from the main office/laboratory location.

Occasional out-of-town travel.

Properly use and maintain company instruments and equipment.

Maintain high chargeable productivity.

Participate in education and training. Increase proficiency in drilling, soils, concrete, and masonry work.

Maintain the quality level of work needed for the project at an efficient rate, but still maintaining a safe manner.

Coordinate with other AET staff with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency, productivity and communication.

Perform other job duties as needed to meet department needs.



Capable of the physical labor required including work at hazardous waste sites, with personal protective equipment.

Ability to: Frequently lift 30-60 pounds from the floor to 2 feet; Occasionally lift 60-100 pounds from the floor to 2 feet; Frequently carry 30-60 pounds for 10-30 feet; Occasionally carry 60-100 pounds for 10-30 feet.

Ability to: Stand 80% of the day (often on uneven surfaces);Move 20% of the day, with frequent bending and stooping.

Demonstrated satisfactory proficiency in soil classification and preparation of accurate and complete field logs.

Ability to work outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions.

Willingness to obtain Class B driver's license within 3 months of hire


Two or four year degree in Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field.

Mechanical ability (operator, repair, maintenance, welding, etc.)

Prior experience as a Drill Assistant I (2 years experience preferred.)

Maintain a Class B driver’s license.

AET is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.