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Take Your Career to the Next LevelAre you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Central PA Geotechnical team is looking for you! Kleinfelder's Geotechnical Services support the planning, engineering, and construction of complex projects, and our specialists are leading experts in their fields. Step into Your New Role Kleinfelder is seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical Field Professional/Certified PennDOT Drilling Inspector with 0 to 5 years' experience to join us in our Mechanicsburg, PA office. Travel to project sites and other Kleinfelder offices is required. Fieldwork will be the primary responsibility and make up about 85% of the applicant's time, the majority of which will require daily travel (within 1-2 hours of the office). Overnight travel for fieldwork is sometimes required and may make up about 15% to 25% of that time. The Mid-Atlantic Team offers a wide range of challenging project work and a great opportunity to develop professionally. Skills required for this position include:

  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • the ability to organize priorities and multi-task effectively
  • a thirst to learn and achieve continuous improvement in a team environment
  • a can-do attitude and problem-solving mindset are essential
  • A BS in Engineering (Geological//Geotechnical/Civil), Geology, Earth Sciences, or a similar field is required. EIT/GIT or ability to obtain within a year is highly preferred. 

 The candidate's responsibilities will include:

  • perform test boring oversight and prepare field logs
  • perform test pits oversight, as well as infiltration testing and prepare field logs
  • classification of soil and rock types
  • perform laboratory analysis of soils
  • prepare report appendices using programs such as GIS, CAD, Excel, Word, etc.
  • help prepare geotechnical reports in conjunction with the project's Project Manager
  • maintaining objectives, initiatives, and overall goals set forth by the project manager  
  • demonstrate experience with, or the ability to readily learn earthwork and foundation construction observation

 The candidate may have experience in other aspects of civil engineering including:

  • geotechnical laboratory testing,
  • site grading,
  • erosion and sedimentation control, and
  • stormwater management and infiltration testing.   

 Experience and responsibilities is preferred but not required.  A BS in Geological//Geotechnical/Civil Engineering, Geology, Earth Sciences, or a similar field is required. EIT/GIT or ability to obtain within a year is highly preferred. Additionally, a PennDOT Certified Drilling Inspector certificate is highly preferred, or the ability to obtain within 6 months is a required. Move Forward with KleinfelderKleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver. Progress with an Employer that Values YouKleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.   

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