Geotechnical Laboratory Technician

Location: Baton Rouge, LA  |  Location: Type: Full Time  |  Department: Geotechnical

The Geotechnical Laboratory Technician is responsible for completing quality, accurate laboratory tests in accordance with appropriate standards (such as ASTM specifications). This position is also responsible for assisting with field work and supporting engineers and scientists with other project-related deliverables as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs laboratory tests, including but not limited to: triaxial compression, moisture/density, moisture content, hydrometer, Atterberg limits, maximum density, sieve analysis, and corrosion.
  • Maintains laboratory and equipment cleanliness, and safety.
  • Supports compliance with applicable standards by completing appropriate testing and documentation as needed.
  • Supports the availability, storage, and timely disposal of soil samples submitted to laboratory for review and testing. Assists with maintenance of the soil sample inventory control system.
  • Assists the laboratory manager with maintenance of lab procedures and documentation.
  • May support the QC/QA Manager with ongoing lab certification requirements if applicable to assigned location.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree or advanced training preferred.
  • Willing and eager to learn, on-the-job training provided.
  • Ability to complete appropriate Health & Safety certification (40-Hour HAZWOPER training) required.
  • Previous experience documenting laboratory results in a clean, comprehensive manner.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical information and instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic-to-advanced mathematical and statistical calculations.
  • Professional-level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs., prolonged sitting and regular walking, bending, standing and reaching.
  • Ability to perform consistent work on a PC with prolonged view of a monitor/screen.

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position, located in Baton Rouge LA, is $16.67 – $25.07 per hour. Compensation offered will be based on a variety of individual factors, including education and experience, as well as internal equity. GeoEngineers’ salary ranges are reviewed and updated each year and employees are eligible for pay increases based on individual performance. As part of our competitive total rewards package, employees in this role may also be eligible for our annual year-end bonus offering, subject to program eligibility requirements.

At GeoEngineers, investing in our people is a top priority. In addition to competitive and equitable pay, we are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including healthcare (with travel benefit for care not locally available), 401(k) with company match, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, among others. View our full listing of benefits here.

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When people feel they can bring their whole selves to work, that they have a voice and are supported and respected, it creates trust and a feeling of belonging— employees then flourish, grow their careers, and do the best work of their lives. A culture of belonging allows our employees to thrive and our company to prosper. This is a journey, and we are committed to doing the work, learning and evolving as we go.

GeoEngineers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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