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Job Description

  Giles Engineering is currently seeking entry level and experienced Soils Engineering Technicians in our Orange (Los Angeles), CA office.   As a soils technician you will be working side by side with professionals in a wide variety of fields in the construction industry. The civil and geotechnical engineering field encompasses many aspects; this position is an integral part of the building process. We are looking for dynamic individuals who are interested in starting and/or furthering their career in engineering field.Individuals should have strong initiative, be able to perform routine to complex inspections and testing procedures in the field and laboratory for verification of conformance to plans and specifications. This is an opportunity to become a member of a successful team working on vital projects in the California area.  Salary is commensurate with experience and certifications.Responsibilities:

  • Perform testing and observations on commercial construction projects
  • Prepare daily reports on observed activities, providing clear documentation of findings
  • Perform soil sampling, borehole logging, and site observations
  • Work with project personnel and clients to ensure that specifications are followed
  • Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibility in work assignments
  • Follow safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects
  • Maintain assigned equipment

Required skills:

  • Above average attention to detail
  • Understanding of construction
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs


  • One year of experience with soils but will train an individual with a related background or education.  Recent engineering graduates are welcome to apply.
  • Some out-of-town and overnight travel
  • Nuclear density gauge certification preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s license with good record
  • Want to succeed and advance in life

Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing
  • Educational opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Pleasant Work Environment
  • Team Atmosphere