Soil Technician I - Santa Clarita

Job Posted 1/28/2024
Leighton, a Verdantas Company
Santa Clarita, CA
United States
Job Description

We are Leighton, a Verdantas company!

Leighton boasts a 62 year legacy providing innovative geotechnical, geologic, environmental, materials testing, and special inspection solutions to local municipalities, public agencies, and private clients across southern California.  The Leighton difference lies in our expertise, our passion, and, most importantly, our people. Together with Verdantas, we are committed to supporting our clients with sustainable, high-quality, value-added services. Be a part of building the next great comprehensive environmental, energy, water, and civil infrastructure consulting firm. Partner with your peers and leaders to make a lasting, positive impact on society through some unique projects affecting our clients and our communities.  


We are seeking an experienced and talented Soil Technician I  to join our Southern California team for our Santa Clarita office. This position is non-exempt.

Start your career and work alongside a team of skilled Soil Technicians, on diverse sets of projects.  You will have the opportunity to develop skills in testing and soil classifications. This position is ideal for somebody who enjoys working in an outdoor environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate with contractors, surveyors, clients project managers, and supervisor 
  • Perform field density testing, and observe contractor procedures to evaluate compliance with project specifications
  • Remain current on a daily basis, all assigned projects via project managers, supervisors, or other technicians 
  • Prepare all field paperwork, maps, daily reports, and test sheets and submit them daily/weekly 
  • Communicate on a daily basis to the direct supervisor and project manager of each project, project progress, and any special situations or problems 
  • Review and be knowledgeable of the contents of the Soil Technician's Procedure Manual 
  • Attend all tailgate safety meetings for each project assigned 
  • Attend all Loss Prevention Meetings 
  • Follow company policies and procedures and all safety procedures 
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Interpret general plans, specifications, and project-specific geotechnical reports, professional journals, and technical procedures 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Educational emphasis in Geology or Civil Engineering is a plus 
  • 0-3 years experience in construction or field-related industries 
  • Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs. regularly and up to 80 lbs. occasionally with or without accommodation, sometimes over substantial distances
  • Previous work emphasis in geotechnical engineering a plus 
  • Must be able to pass OSHA Training and Nuclear Guage Certification training provided by the company within 2 weeks from the date of hire
  • Must have a vehicle to be able to go off-road on undeveloped property 
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to work overtime with little to no advanced notice


Verdantas strives to develop new ways to increase diversity awareness within our organization. We recruit and reward our employees based on capability and performance — regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. For us, it is imperative to build balanced teams from all walks of life and we believe that a diverse workforce is a stronger workforce.

 

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Benefits:

  • Flexible Work Environment  
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Medical  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • 401(k) with Company Match  
  • Paid Time Off + Holidays 

 

Verdantas strives to develop new ways to increase diversity awareness within our organization. We recruit and reward our employees based on capability and performance — regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. For us, it is imperative to build balanced teams from all walks of life and we believe that a diverse workforce is a stronger workforce.

 

Verdantas is an EOE race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet

About Verdantas

In 2020, we started with a vision to build a consulting company focused on our environment – making the world a better place. We then began to bring together consulting companies that all shared this common focus for a better world with a people-focused approach. Each entity that joins contributes its engineering, planning, science and technical expertise to create One Great Company to solve complex problems. They bring a legacy of excellence, a reputation of honesty and integrity, with like-minded cultures dedicated to inclusion, diversity, and collaboration. Collectively, we are experts in the environment and its supporting infrastructure who are committed to a people-focused future. Our efforts positively impact the communities we are welcomed into, our employees are allowed to balance their everyday lives, they are encouraged to grow into who they wish to become - all while putting our clients and the community we live in at the center of our actions. 



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