Geotechnical Materials Testing Technician
Full Time

Who We Are

Lewkowich Engineering Associates Ltd. (LEA) is a professional engineering services firm, established locally in 1994.  LEA provides geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and hazardous building materials testing services to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and the surrounding Gulf Islands, with offices in Nanaimo and Courtenay.  We employ a full-time team of thirty-five, including administration staff, industrial hygienists, environmental scientists, certified technicians, technologists, and Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

At LEA, we work with our clients to solve design and construction related issues in commercial, residential, industrial, and infrastructure projects to provide practical solutions that save time and money and contribute to a safer community.  We achieve this through our work and by our values of being approachable, collaborative, experienced, pragmatic, and responsive.  We take pride in being a local company for current and future generations of staff and clients. Our current goal is to maintain the fantastic reputation we’ve built while improving all aspects of our business.

Who You Are

We are looking for a geotechnical materials testing technician to join our established team working out of our Nanaimo office.

You are a detailed oriented individual who enjoys working outside and in an office environment.

You are able to work as part of a team in a professional environment, but at the same time able to work independently with strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

You are comfortable and have experience working on construction sites.  Prior experience with earthworks/concrete construction and an interest in construction technology.

You are a proactive person, but also someone who can react efficiently and effectively to manage problems.

Key Qualifications

No experience necessary, but preference will be given to those with relevant prior work experience and/or education.

Valid driver’s license.

Ability to lift and control soil samples up to approximately 50 pounds.

High school diploma, but preference will be given to those with post-secondary technical education and/or training.

You must possess a good command of the English language and be proficient in written and verbal communication.

Experience with Microsoft suite of software (Word, Excel, etc.).

Key Duties

Field and laboratory testing of concrete, aggregate, and asphalt, including but not limited to:

  • sieve analysis
  • proctor test
  • geotechnical index testing (moisture content, hydrometer, Atterberg limits, etc.)
  • casting of concrete strength cylinders
  • preparation and breaking of concrete strength cylinders
  • concrete slump and air content
  • Marshall compliance testing
  • asphalt and concrete coring
  • in-situ soil and aggregate density testing
  • asphalt compaction monitoring
  • rebar pull-out testing

Operation and materials testing with a nuclear gauge.

Construction field reviews, inspections, and testing.

What We Offer

This is a permanent, full-time position, offering a 40-hour work week, and a Monday to Friday schedule.

Competitive wage of $25 to $30 per hour depending on experience.

Compensation for any overtime hours.

Working as part of an established, stable, and professional team.

Opportunity for career advancement.

Company phone.

Paid vacation time.

Paid sick time.

Excellent extended health care benefit package.

RRSP program.

Quarterly profit-sharing bonuses.

On-site parking.

Casual dress.

Company events.

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