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Drilling Technician

Drilling Technician Job Description – Posted 8/23/2018

Company

Panhandle Geotechnical & Environmental, Inc. – Scottsbluff office

Reports To

Project Managers
Supervises

None

Collaborates With

Environmental Scientists, Material Testing Technicians, Administrative Support (internally); clients, contractor and regulatory agencies (externally)

Position Classification

Hourly, full-time, regular position

Overall Responsibilities

Drilling technicians execute drilling and investigation plans for geotechnical and environmental projects for the firm. Use excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, clients and all members of the general public. Performs routine semi-skilled and technical environmental testing, collection and observation work for a variety of projects, including but not limited to drilling, testing, sampling, investigations and documentation. Compiles information and prepares testing reports as required. Efficiently operates drill rig and other complex vehicles and equipment. Performs work in accordance with safety policies and procedures. Maintains a variety of detailed logs and records related to employees, work assignments and testing activities. Performs sampling and testing services as needed.

Expected responsibilities include:

  • Execution of environmental remediation and geotechnical investigations
  • Operate motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the company
  • Collects material samples & data according to specifications and certifying agencies
  • Keeps detailed records of all work activities and submits reports on a daily basis
  • Inspects to assure compliance with local, state or Federal standards
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Safe and efficient drill rig operation
  • In-Field sampling and testing
  • Accurate detailed daily recordkeeping
  • Maintain good working relationships
Qualifications
  • Graduation from high school or GED program (required)
  • Continuing education in environmental, drilling, construction or related field (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, e-mail and internet (required)
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record for company vehicle (required)
  • Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial driver’s license (CDL) (required)
  • Ability and willingness to obtain 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training within 60 days of hire (required)

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds – Infrequently
  • Ability to lift 26 to 50 pounds – Frequently
  • Ability to lift 0 to 25 pounds – Frequently

Frequently = (more than 75% of time) – Infrequently = (between 26% & 75% of time) – Rarely = (less than 25% of time)

Work Environment

  • Indoor – 20%
  • Outdoor – 80%

Indoor classified as protected from the elements; may or may not be climate controlled. Outdoor classified as subject to rapidly-changing or challenging environments, (including wind, rain, snow, etc.) and uneven terrain.

 Work Schedule

Majority of work schedule will be Monday through Friday, not necessarily during normal business hours. Some night and/or weekend work may be required, especially during summer months. Travel expected approximately 75% of work time; approximately 50% overnight travel expected.

Environmental Professional

Environmental Professional Job Description – Posted 8/23/2018

Company Panhandle Geotechnical & Environmental, Inc. – Scottsbluff office
Reports To Project Managers
Supervises Field Technicians
Collaborates With Professional Engineers, Geologists, Environmental Scientists, Construction Inspectors, Surveyors, Draftsmen, and Administrative Support
Position Classification Salaried exempt, full-time, regular position
Overall Responsibilities Position supports environmental projects in our Scottsbluff, Nebr., office. The selected candidate may have responsibilities that include Phase I and Phase II due diligence reports, desktop reviews of historical site data, field visits to document environmental conditions at sites, support site assessments and remedial investigations, report preparation and project administration assistance. Duties may also include review and interpretation of environmental data, data validation reports, data tabulation and report writing. Field efforts may include environmental compliance support, due diligence, storm water inspections, groundwater sampling, document research, report preparation and data management.
Previous experience with site investigations and assessments, Phase I ESA (ASTM) and Phase II site characterizations, NEPA review, field sampling, investigation and remediation at leaking UST sites, remediation, and regulatory compliance is desirable. Experience in groundwater modeling, groundwater/soil sampling, well logging/installation is a plus.
Strong analytical and organizational skills, and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Effective multi-tasking and self-prioritization abilities are necessary. Must be highly motivated and client-focused, must exhibit attention to detail and a focus on quality, and must work well in a team environment. Must have experience writing technical papers or reports.
Qualifications Bachelors degree (or advanced degree) in engineering, geology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, soil science or related field (required)
• Experience in environmental consulting or related field (preferred)
• Ability and willingness to obtain 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training within 60 days of hire (required)
• Prior experience in soil, groundwater or surface water sampling, NEPA-related field surveys, sample coordination with analytical laboratories, or stormwater inspections (preferred)
• Experience in investigation and remediation at leaking underground storage tank sites pertaining to soil and groundwater contamination (preferred); experience with the State of Nebraska is extremely beneficial
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (required). Proficiency with GIS applications is a plus.
• Excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills
• Willing to work flexible hours and be available for travel on an on-call basis
• Position requires a Motor Vehicles Record background check. A valid driver’s license and the ability to become certified to drive company vehicles is required.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds – Rarely
  • Ability to lift 26 to 50 pounds – Infrequently
  • Ability to lift 0 to 25 pounds – Frequently

Frequently = (more than 75% of time) – Infrequently = (between 26% & 75% of time) – Rarely = (less than 25% of time)

Work Environment
  • Indoor 50% – Outdoor 50%

Indoor classified as protected from the elements; may or may not be climate controlled. Outdoor classified as subject to rapidly-changing or challenging environments, (including wind, rain, snow, etc.) and uneven terrain.

Work Schedule Majority of work schedule will be Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Some night and/or weekend work may be required. Travel expected approximately 50% of work time; less than 35% overnight travel expected.