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Geotechnical Technician


Calgary, AB, CANADA
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SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world. In Canada, we presently have a staff of over 1,700 employees in more than 40 locations from coast-to-coast.

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Industry or Theme: Oil & Gas
Functional Area: Legal and Compliance
Contract Type:
Reference Number: CA01342
Listing Date: 05.06.2014 00:00:00
Closing Date: 03.07.2014 00:00:00

Primary Responsibilities

Perform and monitor testing and inspection activities of the Company’s operations and/ or Client’s project sites with a high degree of precision and strict compliance to Health & Safety and Company’s Code of integrity and professionalism. Various positions across Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray)

Reporting to

•Supervisor/ Manager

Specific responsibilities

• Perform driven and cast in place pile monitoring and reporting. • Conduct soils compaction and moisture testing and collection of material samples for laboratory testing. • Responsible for performing routine materials field-testing while under the supervision of senior personnel. Duties would include but are not limited to concrete testing (air and slump test, cast compressive strength cylinders), compaction testing (nuclear moisture-density gauge) and aggregate production monitoring (field sieve analysis). • Responsible for completing daily as daily inspection reports which detail the daily project activities, any conversations between SGS and the client or contractor, daily test results and details of any problems encountered. • Maintain field integrity with good housekeeping and equipment maintenance daily, including vehicles. • Maintain vehicle (if supplied) with good housekeeping and daily condition reports. • Assist in geotechnical related projects, such as field drilling investigations, instrumentation installation and monitoring and foundation installation monitoring. • May be assigned special or ad hoc projects, periodically.


"SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world


•This position requires a minimum 2 year college diploma in Civil Technology or a related discipline, or a Civil engineering degree from a reputable Canadian University. •Must have at least 1 -5 years related field experience (Compaction, Concrete). - A CCIL/ CSA ACI Concrete testing certificate an asset. •A class 5 Driver’s License and driver's abstract. •Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner. •Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook). •Ability to work well with others & independently.

Additional information

For candidates who meet these pre-requisites, SGS offers a stimulating professional environment with advancement opportunities and a competitive compensation package. Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. SGS IS THE WORLD’S LEADING INSPECTION, TESTING, VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION COMPANY SGS is an Employment Equity Employer TB: Workopolis TB: Jobshop
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