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Golder Associates Archaeology Field Technician in MISSISSAUGA, Ontario

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Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for Archaeology Field Technicians (Levels I and II) to join our Environmental Permitting and Monitoring team on a contract basis based in either Mississauga, Whitby, or London, Ontario.

This posting is for an hourly position.


The field program is anticipated to begin as early as April 2019 and is expected to conclude in December 2019.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Provide technical services primarily in a field environment, but also in an office setting;

  • Carry out archaeological test pit and pedestrian survey, hand excavation of test units, and mitigative excavation in a Professional Cultural Resources Management setting (Stage 2 – 3 archaeological assessments and Stage 4 mitigations);

  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork in a variety of work environments; outdoors in all weather conditions with overnight stays during out-of-town projects (double occupancy);

  • Participate in a team environment;

  • Work with and provide support to other field technicians and assist with field and lab activities as required;

  • Maintain a high standard of ethical and professional behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrate a commitment to our Destination Culture;

  • Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model to other staff; and

  • Perform other duties as required.

You will have a background in:

  • Two to three years of an Archaeology, Anthropology or related degree from a recognized program;

  • At least one year of previous experience in Ontario archaeological fieldwork;

  • The ability to observe and practice good field methodology at a brisk pace;

  • Knowledge of Ontario material culture is an asset;

  • Access to transportation and valid driver's licence;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to carry out strenuous physical activity, including prolonged walking in agricultural fields and heavy lifting; and

  • Ability to work flexible hours and willing to participate in out-of-town projects (double occupancy) when required.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive wages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Archaeology Field Technician


Requisition ID: 19000612