Meet Justin Ator, CET
Senior Laboratory Technician

Soil-index testing
Soil-strength testing
Soil-permeability testing
ASTM and AASHTO standards

Baton Rouge, LA


Wanting a technical job that didn’t involve sitting at a desk, Justin stumbled upon his career as a Senior Laboratory Technician. In his role, Justin performs tests on soil samples collected in the field.

Joining GeoEngineers with a background in geotechnical, exploration and construction material testing, Justin is excited about the prospect of working more in geotechnical soil testing.

“I really enjoy the testing aspect of soil samples,” Justin said. “Sometimes you get some interesting and unique material that you would never think would be in the ground.”

In his spare time, Justin can be found at a pool – either swimming or teaching kids how to swim competitively. He also enjoys reading fantasy literature and tinkering with computers.