Construction Field Technician

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA) is seeking Materials Testing / Construction Technicians for our office in Abingdon, MD. We are looking for candidates with an interest in building a career in the construction observation, environmental, and/or geotechnical consulting fields. As a Technician, you will provide a wide range of observation and testing services for geotechnical and environmental development projects as you support geologists, engineers, and scientists for a diverse client base in the private and public sectors.

Some of your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Performing tests on soil, concrete, asphalt, and other materials at the construction site or in one of our laboratories. Field testing commonly involves testing the moisture and density testing of soils using a nuclear density testing gauge

  • Most of your work will be outdoors. Great for those who don?t want to sit behind a desk! Be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions

  • Observing and documenting construction activities to assure compliance with technical specifications. Prepare daily field reports and test summaries documenting the work.

  • Interacting with contractors, clients, and GTA personnel to evaluate site conditions and participate in work progress meetings.

Compensation is paid on an hourly basis. Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate. Your time is measured from the time you arrive at the office in the morning to the time you leave the office in the evening, excluding any time for lunch. Travel mileage is reimbursed at the IRS rate (currently $0.56 per mile) for travel from office to job site and back to office.



-? High school diploma or GED.? Associate?s or Bachelor?s degrees are welcome.

-? Own reliable transportation, valid driver?s license; and satisfactory driving record.? You will be

? ?driving to the?project sites every day in your own vehicle.

-? Ability to lift to 60 pounds regularly, with frequent bending, hammering, and other repetitious movements.

-? Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

-? Enjoy working outdoors

-? Must be authorized to work in the U.S. ?Visa sponsorship is not available.

-? NICET and/or ACI certifications are a plus, but not required.

-? Must have safety-toe boots.

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