Job Opening – Staff Geologist – Bellingham and Arlington, WA (4-14-17)

GeoTest Services, Inc. provides high level geotechnical engineering, environmental, special inspection, construction materials testing, and building science services. The firm is seeking a Staff Geologist for our Bellingham and/or Arlington offices. The position requires past experience performing geotechnical and geological investigations. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, thrive in a “hands–on” environment with limited supervision and be proficient with multiple software platforms. We seek an enthusiastic individual who is excited about our industry and is seeking growth opportunities.  40 hrs/week with OT as necessary.  All inquiries are confidential.

Specific Duties to Include:

  • Perform geotechnical investigations for a multitude of projects including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure developments
  • Field sampling of soil and groundwater
  • Ability to research regional geologic or historical site conditions, as well as proficiency in site investigations and/or inspections
  • Preparation of reports, work plans, and letters
  • Maintains project and office records, documents and prepares file records

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or other geological science
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the geotechnical consulting field
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with a wide variety of field and investigation technologies
  • Washington State Professional Geologist license or Engineering Geologist License
  • Proficiency in preparing technical reports and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions
  • Ability to handle field equipment in excess of 50 pounds

Please send resumes via email to:

GeoTest Services, Inc.
Kevin Richardson
360-733-7318
kevinr@geotest-inc.com

GeoTest is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status

Job Opening – Special Inspector – Bellingham and Arlington, WA (4-14-17)

GeoTest Services, Inc. provides high level geotechnical engineering, environmental, special inspection, construction materials testing, and building science services. The firm is seeking an ICC/WABO certified special inspector. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and thrive in a “hands on” environment with limited supervision. We seek an enthusiastic individual who is excited about our industry and seeks growth opportunities.  40 hrs/week with OT as necessary.  Salary D.O.E.  All inquiries are confidential.

Specific Duties to Include:

  • Perform special inspections for a multitude of projects including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure developments
  • Daily reporting
  • Reading construction documents including plans, specifications, and RFI’s

Required Qualifications:

  • Certification through ICC/WABO in one category at a minimum
  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1 is a plus
  • Ability to take direction; work well with others and independently
  • Nuclear gauge training is a plus
  • Excellent driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift equipment/materials from 50-70 pounds

Please send resumes via email to:

GeoTest Services, Inc.
Kevin Richardson
360-733-7318
kevinr@geotest-inc.com

GeoTest is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status

Job Opening – Field Technician – Bellingham and Arlington, WA (4-14-17)

GeoTest Services, Inc. provides high level geotechnical engineering, environmental, special inspection, construction materials testing, and building science services. Exceeding 23 years in business, our team is known as an industry leader in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is seeking an individual with a college degree in a related field for this entry level position. The successful candidate will perform routine to complex sample pick-up and delivery of construction material samples in accordance with ASTM standards for laboratory testing. The person will be asked to perform various other tasks as needed to support our operations. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a “hands on” environment with limited supervision. We seek an enthusiastic individual who is goal oriented and seeks growth opportunities. 40 hrs/week with OT as necessary. Salary D.O.E. All inquiries are confidential.

Specific Duties to Include:

  • Drive to various project sites to pick up construction materials in accordance with applicable standards (ASTM, AASHTO, etc.) 
  • Coordinate with manager and administrative staff to troubleshoot issues
  • Perform other business functions as directed to support our operations

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent driving record is a must
  • Reliable vehicle, good communication skills (verbal and written) and positive attitude
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction; work well with others and independently
  • Working knowledge of construction techniques and trades is a plus
  • Ability to maintenance various equipment is a plus
  • Nuclear gauge training and gauge safety certificate a plus (Troxler)

Please send resumes via email to:

GeoTest Services, Inc.
Kevin Richardson
360-733-7318
kevinr@geotest-inc.com

GeoTest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

GeoTest gives to Toys for Tots

Thank you to all GeoTest employees for donating to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.  We are pleased to assist the Toys for Tots organization in helping less fortune youngsters during this Holiday Season.  Happy Holidays Everyone!!

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Whatcom Middle School – Top ASCE Award

Congratulations to Whatcom Middle School and the entire project team for winning the top ASCE Award.  To read the full article in the Daily Journal of Commerce click here.

GeoTest Hires Geotechnical Engineer

Ed Garcia, P.E., Project Geotechnical Engineer

GeoTest Services, Inc. has hired Edwardo (Ed) Garcia, P.E., as a project geotechnical engineer in the Arlington, WA office.  Mr. Garcia has over 12 years of geotechnical engineering experience and has spent most of his career working on projects in Snohomish, King, Skagit, and Island counties.  He has worked on a wide range of public and private sector projects that have included utility, residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, and municipal developments.

GeoTest specializes in geotechnical engineering, environmental, construction special inspection, and materials testing services.  GeoTest maintains offices and accredited construction materials testing laboratories in Bellingham and Arlington, WA.  Mr. Garcia can be reached at 1-888-251-5276 and would be happy to discuss your project needs.  Additional information can be found at www.geotest-inc.com.

Amended Soils for Stormwater Treatment

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Projects using amended soils in Low Impact Design (LID) storm drainage facilities have become more prominent in recent years.  As with many design elements that have a relatively short history of use, rain gardens and bio-retention facilities using amended soils for treatment of stormwater runoff present challenges to many consultants, regulatory agencies and testing companies.  Some of these challenges are due to changes in the governing municipalities design manual, limited or vague performance criteria, or a lack of empirical data.  GeoTest’s team of Engineers, Geologists and Special Inspectors can help with these challenges.  We have recently participated with several other leading Western Washington consulting firms and the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center in a City of Seattle funded study to develop test methods designed to establish performance and testing criteria for amended soils.

Testing and Inspection services typically associated with Amended Soils include:

  • Subgrade Verification
  • Soil Characterization by Sieve Analysis
  • USDA soil textural analysis
  • Permeability Test (ability of amended soils to infiltrate water)
  • Moisture/Density Relationships (Proctor)
  • Organic Content
  • Moisture Testing
  • In-Place Density of Amended Soil (Compaction Testing)
  • Observation of Installation Methods
  • Cation Exchange Capacity

GeoTest is available to provide consulting services that include sizing, placement, drawings, and cost estimates.  Our diversity of skills allows us to provide a comprehensive approach as a geotechnical consultant and a quality assurance/control specialist.

Give us a call to see how our professionals can assist with your stormwater treatment design needs.  Call us at 888-251-5276, email us at info@geotest-inc.com or visit us online at www.geotest-inc.com.

– The GeoTest Team