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Geotechnical Field Technician

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. Little Ferry Full-Time
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Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA) is seeking a Geotechnical Engineering Field Technician to join our team. Candidates with an interest in building a career in the construction observation, environmental and/or geotechnical consulting fields are preferred. As a Technician, you will provide a wide range of construction oversight services for geotechnical and environmental focused projects. You will provide field support to geologists, engineers, and scientists for a diverse client base in the private, state and government sectors. 


Some of the daily responsibilities for a Geotechnical Engineering Field Technician include:

  • Perform field and on-site laboratory tests on soil, concrete, asphalt and other materials; Field testing involves moisture and density testing of soils, preparing sample specimens of soils, and nuclear density testing of compacted material (photo top right)
  • Work outdoors 95% of your day. Great for those who don’t want to sit behind a desk! Be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Regularly move/lift equipment weighing up to 60 pounds unaided, and up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Monitor construction activities to assure compliance with technical specifications. Prepare data sheets and daily field reports documenting test results
  • Interact with contractors, clients and GTA personnel and participate in work progress meetings
  • You will work closely with experienced professionals who will mentor and train you as you integrate into GTA’s culture and jump start your career!

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma/GED
  • Own reliable transportation, valid driver’s license; and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.; visa sponsorship is not available
  • NICET and/or ACI certifications - These are a plus, but not required
  • Must have steel toe boots

This position may require standing for extended durations as well as repetitive motions such as lifting or hammering. The employee must have the ability to use their hands to handle, finger or feel; reach, climb or balance; crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit, see and smell; including close, distance and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus. The employee will regularly lift and/or move 60 pounds; and occasionally move 80 pounds or more (such as a loaded wheelbarrow of concrete or soil samples).

GTA will provide you with Personal Protective Equipment, which includes High Visibility Vest, Hard Hat, Gloves, and Safety Glasses.


Skills required

Molecular Biology
Cell Cultures
Cell Biology
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GTA has been in business since 1985 and provides geotechnical engineering, geoscience, environmental, and natural resources consulting, groundwater resource development, and materials testing engineering. GTA presently employs over 300 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel in Abingdon, Laurel, Baltimore, Frederick, & Waldorf, MD; New Castle & Georgetown, DE; Quakertown & York, PA; Somerset and Little Ferry, NJ; Sterling, VA; Charlotte & Raleigh, NC; and Malvern, OH. If you are looking for a company with excellent growth and advancement opportunities, training and development, tuition reimbursement, an upbeat work environment with exceptional people who are MORE than just coworkers - you need to check us out (and then apply)!!

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