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Field Technician at Golder in Decatur, Alabama

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder is seeking a Geology/Geophysical/Environmental Field Technologist to join our geophysical and environmental practice based in Decatur, AL. Although located in Decatur, AL, you will have the opportunity to work at project locations throughout the U.S., as well as international assignments. In this role you will have opportunities to use your knowledge and skill in environmental science, geology, geophysics, and hydrogeology, troubleshooting, etc. to provide world-class consulting services to a variety of clients.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Assist as a field team member on various geophysical survey projects, including seismic refraction, seismic surface wave, electrical resistivity (ERI), self-potential (SP), electromagnetic (EM) ground penetrating radar (GPR) and borehole logging projects with a wide range of downhole tools.
  • Providing technical support for hydrogeologic and remedial investigations, hydrogeologic testing, groundwater monitoring programs, surface water monitoring programs, and wastewater monitoring programs,
  • Performing Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments consistent with ASTM standards,


  • A Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences (Geology, Geography, or Environmental Science) is required,
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required (Word, Excel, Outlook),
  • Candidate must possess a valid U.S. driver's license and be able to qualify as a DOT registered driver, but a CDL is not required,
  • Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 60 pounds on a regular basis during work,
  • The travel demands of this position could exceed 90% of the time and periodically require the candidate to adjust personal schedules to meet project requirements,
  • Candidate will be required to complete 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training, 24-hour MSHA surface miners training, and 10-hour OSHA construction training


  • Prior earth and environmental consulting experience
  • Self Motivation to learn, master, and teach new skills and tasks
  • Flexibility in work assignments (type, duration, and location)

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder's 7,000 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.