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Geotechnical Field Technician

Company: Ecs Southeast
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

What You'll Do

  • Layout of borings and test pits by both conventional surveying and Global Positioning Systems [GPS], observation and classification of test pits and soils, the performance of hand auger borings, DCP testing, soil logging, and other geotechnical field work
  • Office responsibilities include classification of samples obtained from drilling operations, reduction of GPS and other geotechnical data for utilization and production
  • May also include department administrative duties
  • May also work in the construction materials testing department
    • In this capacity you will be working primarily on active construction sites involved with field observation, testing, sampling and inspection of soil, aggregates, concrete, grout, masonry, asphalt and structural steel placement. Note: All disciplines may not be encountered on every project.
    • Under the direction of staff professionals/project managers, you will perform routine field and/or laboratory tests and assist in more complex tasks, as required
    • May be involved with calculations and data reduction of test results and drafting, as required
    • Daily communication is required with site contractors, other technicians and project managers
    • ECS will train candidates in our methodology to perform observations, inspections and testing of building/construction projects and to document findings in accordance with accepted engineering practice, but you should have a sound understanding of construction practices
    • As experience increases, ECS will encourage and aid technicians in increasing level of competence and skills through both internal and external training programs of certification provided by ACI, ASNT, AWS, ICC, NICET, NRCA, IIBEC, various State DOT's, WACEL and others, as appropriate.
    • Work Environment: The employee will be regularly exposed to outside weather conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments. Noise levels will typically be moderate to moderately loud. You may also be exposed to high, precarious places. Some weekend and overtime work may be required; overnight travel may be required with this position.
    • Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of what a technician may encounter in the field and are essential functions of the position. You will be involved primarily with field work on outside construction sites involving long term standing and perhaps repetitive motions. You must have the ability to use your hands to handle, finger or feel; reach, climb or balance; crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit. You will have the ability to see and smell; including close, distance and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus. You may be required to drive hundreds of miles per day. Lifting - The employee will regularly lift and/or move/shake up to 40 pounds [soil and/or concrete tests and related apparatus]; frequently lift and/or move up to 60-80 pounds [soils and sand samples, and nuclear density equipment]; and occasionally move more than 100 pounds [such as a loaded wheelbarrow of concrete samples]. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. What We're Looking For
      • High school diploma or GED; BS in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university preferred
      • 0 - 2 years of experience
      • This position requires carrying 40 - 70 lbs multiple times a day or occasionally lifting 85 lbs to waist height
        Who We AreFounded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental, and facilities engineering. ECS is currently ranked 2 in Zweig Group's Hot Firms List (Zweig Group, June 2023), 61 in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2023), and 131 in Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2023). To learn more about us, click here. We love our employees and we show this through providing some great benefits, including paid time off, health and other insurance plans, retirement and college savings plans, and more. Click here to learn more about the great benefits at ECS. ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Keywords: Ecs Southeast, Marietta , Geotechnical Field Technician, Professions , Marietta, Georgia

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