All skill levels are welcome, from entry-level to senior technician.
It is preferred that the candidate is knowledgeable regarding the standard soil/rock test methods per ASTM, Caltrans Test Methods, and AASHTO guidelines. The candidate who is interested in the entry position will work under the direct supervision of the senior technician, and advancement is possible. Training to receive required geotechnical and construction materials testing certifications is available for the successful applicant.
- conducting geotechnical engineering laboratory tests,
- maintaining proper and complete laboratory data,
- obtaining and maintaining laboratory certifications, and
- performing equipment maintenance and supply procurement.
- The candidate will communicate with the engineers regarding the testing schedules. Depending on the experience, the individual may be involved or responsible for the coordination of the inspection/testing schedule.
- High School Diploma or equivalent; Technical School, or Associates degree preferred.
- The candidate who has two-year adequate geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing experience is preferred.
- Must possess a working knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Typical work schedule will be from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Part-time can also be considered.
- A valid driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record.
- Must be able to perform medium to heavy work, including occasionally lifting over 30 pounds and exerting up to 30 pounds of force.
- Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic.
- Current Caltrans soil and materials testing certificate is highly desirable.
- Having the experience and ability to log the samples per Caltrans Soil and Rock Logging Manual or ASTM D2487/2488 during drilling and material testing (such as compaction test, asphalt, concrete including batch plant sampling and testing) is preferred.