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Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder s integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose together, we deliver.

Kleinfelder s Houston, Texas office is currently seeking an Entry Level Field Technician to join the team!

Reporting to Project Managers or Senior Project Managers, Field Technician will have the opportunity to work on geotechnical engineering projects, construction materials testing and inspection, and environmental projects. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about the many aspects of the geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental industry.

Geotechnical Engineering:

The engineering specialist will be responsible for logging and oversight of test borings, test pits and infiltration testing, among other geotechnical field activities. The candidate will also be responsible for preparation of appendices (i.e. maps, location plans, boring/test pit logs and geotechnical report preparation).

Materials Testing and Inspection:

We're looking for a person with strong initiative, who will perform routine to complex inspection and testing of construction materials in the field, in order to verify conformance to construction plans and specifications. The field engineer will prepare daily reports and data sheets and may be called upon to perform various tasks at the discretion of the supervisor. Duties will include concrete sampling and testing, nuclear moisture density testing, reinforcing steel observations, and more complex observation and inspection duties.


We are looking for someone that interested in the collection of soil and groundwater samples and complete detailed field summary reports.

Working well in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment is a must. Strong communication skills are necessary to succeed in this role. Travel will likely be required (approximately 25 50%) for various jobs across the country.

Role and Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate field reconnaissance, borehole staking, clearance of utilities, and client/Owner interaction for performance of geotechnical field explorations.
  • Perform observations and testing on materials testing projects to verify conformance to the construction plans and specifications.
  • Submitting daily field reports and data reports summarizing daily activities.
  • Perform borehole and test pit logging and prepare field logs.
  • Coordinate and supervise drilling crews in the field.
  • Review boring logs, assign laboratory tests, and perform laboratory analysis of soils.
  • Prepare report appendices using programs such as GIS, CAD, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Conduct engineering calculations under the supervision of a professional engineer.
  • Assist with preparation of geotechnical reports in conjunction with the Project Manager.
  • Maintaining objectives, initiatives, and overall goals set forth by the Project Manager.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor s Degree in Geology (or related field)
  • GIT or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • 1 to 2 years experience in either geotechnical or materials testing field

Preferred Skills

  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Responsive attitude and approach to staff and client needs
  • Timely decision-making skills
  • Ability to read and review test procedures, standards, plans, and specifications.
  • Managing and measuring work

Required Certifications include (or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire):

  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I
  • Radiation Safety (nuclear density gauge: Troxler, CPN, Instrotek)
  • Texas Department of Transportation Testing Certifications

Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)


Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.

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