EBMUD hiring Geotech Materials Technicians

EBMUDNew job listing! East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is looking to hire 1-2 Geotech Materials Technicians.  Apply on their website by December 2nd.

Materials Testing Technician II

The annual salary range for this position is $69,360 – $84,312

Final filing date is 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016


Reporting to the Materials Testing Supervisor, Materials Testing Technician II’s work in East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) Materials Testing Laboratory and are responsible for laboratory and field testing of construction materials including soils, rock, mineral aggregates, asphaltic mixes, concrete, and steel.

Typical duties include:
• Conduct field, plant, and laboratory tests on engineering properties of construction materials such as soils, rock, and concrete, including tests of compressed strength, particle size distribution, Atterberg limits, specific gravity, consolidation, triaxial shear, field density and moisture content, specific gravity, and other properties.
• Conduct subsurface exploration, working with drilling crews, keeping drilling logs, performing soil and rock classifications in the field, and installing and monitoring geotechnical instrumentation.
• Apply laboratory and field test requirements and methodology, then monitor results; evaluate compliance with EBMUD specifications and recommend acceptance or rejection of materials.
• Operate, clean, adjust, install, and maintain instrumentation and equipment.
• Make calculations and reports, and record field and lab results in a computer database. 
• Prepare charts, graphs, curves, and other representations of test results.
• Take and record measurements for dam surveillance programs, including groundwater elevations, soil movements, and seepage flows.
• Coordinate activities with other EBMUD sections, contractors, and representatives of other agencies on a variety of materials testing issues.
• Prepare a wide variety of written and computerized periodic and special reports, records, and related documents.
• Maintain effective working relationships with other EBMUD sections, stakeholders, and representatives of outside agencies.
• Maintain performance, safety, and quality control standards.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

The ideal candidate will have experience with MS Excel, Geosystem and gINT software, and other related applications; a Radiation Safety and Use of the Portable Nuclear Moisture/Density Gauge certificate; American Concrete Institute (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. Previous experience with state-of-the-art soils and materials testing equipment and instruments is preferred.

The salary range is $5,780 per month increasing to $6,069, $6,372, $6,691, and $7,026 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.


Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade AND two years of experience in soils or materials testing, surveying, construction inspection, or equivalent materials laboratory work.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

In addition, the incumbent must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the position, including sufficient agility and strength to dig test holes with proper equipment, and to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of geographic and climatic conditions, and where insects and poison oak may be hazards. Must be willing to work overtime as needed. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. To be considered under the “equivalent combination of education and experience” provision, it is your responsibility to include in your application materials written evidence of employment performed at the level of the typical duties of this position and/or coursework in subject areas directly related to this position. For more information, see our FAQ page at http://www.ebmud.com/jobs/job-resources/job-faqs-frequently-asked-questions/.