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Geotechnical Technician – Calgary

Industry or Theme: Oil & Gas
Functional Area: Legal and Compliance
Contract Type:
Reference Number: CA01227
Listing Date: 31.07.2014 00:00:00
Closing Date: 28.08.2014 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.

Reporting to

•Supervisor/ Manager

Specific responsibilities


•Complete field testing as well as daily inspection reports which detail the daily project activities.
•Perform driven and cast in place pile monitoring and reporting.
•Conduct soils compaction and moisture testing and collection of material samples for laboratory testing.
•Complete air and slump tests, (cast compressive strength cylinders), compaction testing (nuclear moisture-density gauge) and aggregate production monitoring (field sieve analysis).
•Maintain all field protocols with regards to SGS procedures and project requirements.
•Collect necessary specifications and documentation needed for the specific project.
•Maintain field integrity with good housekeeping and equipment maintenance daily.
•Maintain vehicle (if supplied) with good housekeeping and daily condition reports.
•Perform geotechnical related projects, such as field drilling investigations, instrumentation installation and monitoring and foundation installation monitoring.
•Inspect, prepare and review daily reports for pile monitoring and compaction testing.
•Carry out routine inspection of company vehicles as required.
•Mentor new workers on site.


SGS is the worlds leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 75'000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,400 offices and laboratories around the world. In Canada, we presently have a staff of over 2000 employees and more than 50 locations from coast-to-coast.


•This position requires a college diploma or university degree in a related field (Civil Technology) with at least three years experience in the field as a Technologist.
•A class 5 Driver’s License is mandatory with clean abstract for last three years.
•Must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
•Thorough knowledge of testing and inspection methodologies and standard procedures.
•Experience to perform various tests and inspections as mentioned in the core responsibilities.
•Proficiency to use/ operate test and inspection equipment and devices.
•Experience to record test results, write brief reports.
•Understanding of related technical standards and industry terminologies.
•Ability to work with minimum supervision.
•Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
•Good team player with sense of responsibility.
•Excellent planning, organization, and decision making skills.
•Ethical with high level of integrity.
•Ability to work well as part of a team & independently.

Candidates should have a strong background in Radiation Safety. Candidates will be accountable for ensuring that Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as well as SGS Internal Radiation Safety procedures are precisely followed and adhered to.

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 an Employment Equity Employer