Materials (Geotechnical) Testing Technician II

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $78,096 - $94,932 Annually
Open Date: 09/30/2019
Close Date: 10/18/2019

Position Description

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual for the position of Materials (Geotechnical) Testing Technician II.

This is an ideal position for a person interested in the geosciences who is seeking a career in public service. Assignments will include laboratory and field testing of construction materials including soils, rock, mineral aggregates, asphaltic mixes, concrete and steel. Other duties include conducting subsurface explorations; monitoring test results; operating and maintaining instrumentation and equipment; making calculations and reports; and coordinating activities with other work units, staff and outside contractors.

Competitive candidates will have experience with MS Excel, Geosystem and gINT software, and other related applications; have a Radiation Safety and Use of the Portable Nuclear Moisture/Density Gauge certificate; ACI certifications in concrete testing; strong oral communication skills; ability to work effectively with engineering, technical, construction and field staff; ability to work independently in the field; and strong math skills. Additional experience for advanced geotechnical laboratory tests and Q/C & Q/A of the test reports such as 1-D consolidation, flexible wall permeability and tri-axial compression tests will be considered as a strong qualification.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

1. High school diploma or its equivalent
2. Two years of experience in soils or materials testing, surveying, construction inspection, or equivalent materials laboratory work
3. A valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
4. Must have sufficient agility and strength to dig test holes with proper equipment
5. Must be able to lift and carry equipment/materials weighing up to 50-pounds
6. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of geographic and climatic conditions
7. Must be willing to work overtime as needed

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742
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