Geotechnical Field and Lab Technician

Geotechnical Field and Lab Technician


Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. is the industry leader for environmental services and business solutions provided through pioneering dust control, soil stabilization and green roads products and services.  Our customers span a broad range of industries from iron and steel, coal burning power plants and mines, municipalities and state DOT’s, US military, and construction.  Midwest is an entrepreneurial, service and solution growth company.  Our strong reputation is built on integrity, research savvy product leadership and delivery of promises made to our customers.  

We are seeking to fill the role of an Geotechnical Field and Lab Technician.  The on-site Geotechnical department is responsible for testing and evaluating site specific client samples in the lab to determine the best solution as well as research and development testing. In addition to lab work, the Geotechnical department is responsible for collecting and recording data in the field.

Essential duties (include, but are not limited to the following):

• Soils Testing including: Moisture Content Determination, Particle Size Distribution (PSD), California Bearing Ratio (CBR), Unconfined Compressive Strength, Proctor, Atterberg Limits, Hydrometer
• Log samples into lab database
• Ensure field and laboratory equipment are maintained in good condition
• Data entry in Humboldt Material Testing software
• Work on projects with another Geotechnical Lab Technician and Manager
• Record video and visual observations in the field
• Perform testing and collect data in the field

Specific Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required:

• Basic knowledge of soils and aggregates
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Good written and communication skills
• Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry up to 75 pounds
• Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• High School Degree/GED; AS or BS degree preferred
• Related soils/aggregate laboratory/field experience a plus
• Previous lab experience a plus
• Knowledge of ASTM and AASHTO testing standards a plus

Work Environment:  The employee will be exposed to working conditions, such as wet and/or humid weather, cold and/or hot weather, dusty and noisy work environments. Noise levels can sometimes be moderate to moderately loud in the lab.

MIDWEST offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  We believe in acting with customer focus, employee focus, creativity, teamwork, integrity, optimism and environmental stewardship.  We are looking for candidates that are excited by the opportunity to serve our customers and become part of our winning team!

Interested Candidates should apply by emailing their resume to:  gina.greenlee@midwestind.com.  EOE.   

Midwest Industrial Supply Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question.  We do not base our employment decisions on an applicant’s race, color, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.