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Soils Tech/Inspector

Company: Atlas
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Atlas is a nationwide leader in civil engineering, materials testing and geotechnical consulting services for environmental, industrial and infrastructure construction projects. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Atlas currently has over 3,500 employees with offices throughout the US, including Alaska & Hawaii. It's no accident that Atlas creates a better experience for infrastructure and environmental projects. It's how we are built - with the best people in the industry, with the reach and expertise to help at any and every step of the project, and with a heart-led approach that puts quality and safety at the center of everything we do. We're just built to be better. We are a great company. Come join us! Atlas has a career opportunity for an ICC Soils Inspector to join our team. We are seeking an experienced Engineering Soils Technician or Soils Inspector to join our team in our San Diego Office. This is for a key team player position where professionalism and supporting clients are critical. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the standard specifications, and the standards for soils and concrete testing in the field in order to verify conformance to construction plans and specifications. The Special Inspector/Technician will interact on a daily basis with owner and contractor teams to inspect active work projects, prepare daily reports and data sheets and occasionally be called upon to perform various tasks to meet our client's project goals. You must be able to clearly communicate with the site representative regarding project specific recommendations. Essential duties include field observation and testing of every aspect of mass grading, underground utilities installation and backfill, and subgrade, base, asphalt/concrete placement and testing. Specifics include density testing of fill. The applicant must perform verification and plotting of all removals, keyways, buttresses, fill placement as well as the use geo-synthetic materials and drainage systems. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Confirm recommendations of the geotechnical engineer, as described in the geotechnical reports are implemented by the earthwork contractor
  • Must be able to read and understand plans and specifications
  • Keep an organized field file containing field and laboratory data, reports, letters, and other pertinent field documentation
  • Confirm adherence to current regulatory agency's grading ordinances and building codes
  • Be attentive to detail and concentrate efforts on learning technical skills
  • Keep up to date on a daily basis, all current projects via project managers and other technicians/inspectors
  • Communicate clearly and daily with their direct supervisor and with the project manager regarding all aspects of the field operations, including bringing on-site issues to the project manager's attention, prepare and review all field paperwork, maps and test sheets and submit them on a daily/weekly basis
  • Perform in place density tests using the sand cone method
    Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma, GED, a 4-year college degree in Earth Science or Engineering is a plus
    • The successful candidate should have 5+ years of soil and concrete testing experience or equivalent
    • Must be able and willing to work some weekends and occasional overtime
    • Must have strong communications skills and be computer savvy - (Word and Excel) and able to add and use Apps on a smart phone or tablet
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret design plans and project instructions
    • Ability to write daily reports
    • Must be willing to work out of town (travel)
    • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record
    • Must be able to pass a background check for clearance to work on military installations
    • Must be able to check a vehicle for safety and change a spare tire
    • Ability to follow Construction Site Safety PrecautionsCertifications desired:
      • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field-Testing Technician - Grade 1 certification
      • Caltrans Certifications: CTM 125, 216, 231, 375, 504, 518, 523, 533, 539 and 540
      • ICC Soils Special Inspector
      • Certified in CPN Radiation Safety and use of Nuclear Soil GaugePhysical requirements:
        • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
        • Wear common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves and hard hats.
        • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time.
        • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
        • Repeat the same movements over and over.
        • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
        • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
        • Kneel, stoop, crouch, bend, twist or crawl.
        • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
        • Ability to adapt to very warm and very cool outdoor weather conditions.
        • Ability to walk around construction sites, climb ladders, platforms and carry test equipment Benefits:
          • We offer competitive wages
          • 401(k)
          • 401(k) Matching
          • Dental Insurance
          • Health Insurance
          • Paid Time Off
          • Tuition Reimbursement
          • Vision Insurance Atlas EEOC StatementAtlas is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Atlas makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, read through our EEO Policy https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Keywords: Atlas, San Diego , Soils Tech/Inspector, Other , San Diego, California

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