Golder Associates Geotechnical Field Technician/Technologist in WHITBY, Ontario
At Golder, we thrive on challenges.
Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.
Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?
Golder has a new opportunity for a Geotechnical Field Technician/Technologist to join our Ground Engineering Group on a contractual basis based in Whitby . You will focus on technical assistance in materials and pavement related projects and tasks including carrying out site reconnaissance, field investigations and assisting with the preparation of technical reports. You will interact with Golder staff including field technicians and technologists, administrative and professional staff as well as some clients.
While the primary focus will be on pavement and construction materials projects related to the transportation sector within the GTA, opportunities will exist to work with other groups within this multidisciplinary office, as well as other Golder offices in Ontario and elsewhere.
An overview of your role will include:
Carrying out fieldwork, for subsurface investigations including layout, supervising drill rigs and/or coring contractors, logging boreholes/cores and test pits, site surveying to determine elevations at specific locations using GPS equipment, sampling soil and ground water, and detailed site sketches
Ensuring proper care, handling, and storage of test samples and various chemical products used in laboratory testing
Following Health and Safety responsibilities, under all applicable government legislations and Golder policies and procedures
Logging and handling of test samples
Entering test data and producing standard test reports
Using specialized equipment and apparatus to prepare analyses, reports and/or technical drawings
Summarizing and analyzing findings from investigations and lab testing for report writing
You will have the following background and attributes:
Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Technician/Technologist Diploma or Degree
1-5 years previous experience working as a Field Technician or Technologist is an asset
Familiarity with Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and Ontario Provincial Standards and Specifications (OPSS) test procedures and requirements, and local municipal standards and specifications
Experience completing complex pavement investigations on MTO 400 series highways is an asset
Experience completing pavement visual condition surveys, Failling Weight Deflectometer Testing (FWD) and working within traffic closures is an asset
Willingness to travel short term to complete out of town field investigations
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer usage
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment
Detail oriented with emphasis on safety and quality of work
Access to a reliable vehicle and must possess a valid driver’s license
Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
Maintaining a high standard of behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values
Benefits working at Golder include:
Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
Opportunity to 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
One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years
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 40 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: *Geotechnical Field Technician/Technologist**
*Requisition ID: *18000712**