Technical and Operations

Laboratory Technician - Land

Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Stage

Entry Level

Time

Full time

Type

Employee

Place

Hybrid

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Job Description

The Laboratory Technician is tasked with ensuring efficient and proper collection, testing, and analysis of geotechnical specimens in the field or laboratory setting with strict adherence to accepted protocols (ASTM). Observations, laboratory findings, and other data must be accurately recorded in support of engineering evaluation and other client deliverables. A successful candidate shall be able to multi-task with accuracy, work independently and/or with some supervision, track samples internally, and perform data entry into a computer database(s).

This position will primarily be laboratory testing at the above-referenced office location. However, occasional travel to project sites to collect samples and/or travel between Fugro offices to facilitate sample transfers may be required. A willingness to support certain field operations such as borehole logging with the potential for overnight travel is highly desirable.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform and compute basic soil strength and index tests with high proficiency

  • Observe and follow all company safety rules and procedures.

  • Support and encourage continuous improvement of the company’s processes, including safety programs and quality management systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of various ASTM testing procedures.

  • Complete basic soil strength and index tests following detailed instructions.

  • Able to assist the senior technician in completing more complex testing.

  • Maintain laboratory facilities and assist in the maintenance of test equipment.

  • Assist in determining the appropriateness of soil samples for testing.

  • Accurately summarize test results in report form for analysis by engineering staff.

  • Perform clerical functions as required, and meet administrative document deadlines.

  • Be able to travel as required, both domestically and internationally.

  • Meet all utilization goals as determined by the Activity Center Manager or supervisor.

  • Communicate tactfully and effectively, verbally and in writing..

Job Requirements

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States, without restrictions

  • Possess current driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record.

  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid passport.

  • 1-year experience in soil testing and testing equipment is preferred.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required; an Associate degree is preferred.

  • Know soil classification techniques

  • Be able to utilize testing equipment and perform laboratory equipment checks and calibrations by company procedures.

  • Have good math skills

  • Have good mechanical aptitude

What’s in it for you?

At Fugro, our people are our number one priority and central to our purpose to create a safe and livable world. Our values set the foundation for our unique culture: we are determined to deliver, we prepare for tomorrow, we do what’s right, and we build trust. Our talent philosophy is seeded by our values and fueled by a passion for learning, developing leadership behaviors, transparency, and accountability.

Fugro offers opportunities to sharpen skills and provide career growth through on-the-job learning experiences, LinkedIn Learning access, business and technical training, and leadership development programs.

We value the mental, physical, and financial health of our employees and their families and offer a variety of flexible work models. Additionally, Fugro USA’s comprehensive benefits package ensures you have choices that fit your needs at any life stage.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**

Fugro USA posting Disclaimer

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly at 713-369-5600, option 5 or recruiting.usa@fugro.com.

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