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Materials Testing Technician II (Geotechnical Technician)

Oakland, California 94607
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Materials Testing Technician II (Geotechnical Technician)

Salary Info: $78,096 - $94,932 Annually Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement

Opens online at www.ebmud.com/jobs on Monday, March 9, 2020

Complete applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020

Internal Reference # 20-034


East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is now recruiting for Materials Testing Technician II (Geotechnical Technician position. The Materials Testing Technician II is responsible for laboratory and field testing of construction materials including soils, rock, mineral aggregates, asphaltic mixes, concrete, and steel.


Typical duties include:

              Conducting field, and laboratory tests on engineering properties of construction materials such as soils, rock, and concrete, including tests of compressed strength, particle size distribution, Atterberg limits, specific gravity, consolidation, triaxial shear, field density and moisture content, , and other properties.

              Conducting subsurface exploration, working with drilling crews, keeping drilling logs, performing soil and rock classifications in the field, and installing and monitoring geotechnical instrumentation.

              Applying laboratory and field test requirements and methodology, then monitor results; evaluate compliance with EBMUD specifications and recommend acceptance or rejection of materials.

              Operating, cleaning, adjusting, installing, and maintaining instrumentation and equipment.

              Making calculations and reports, and recording field and lab results in a computer database.

              Preparing charts, graphs, curves, and other representations of test results.

              Performing dam safety inspections, taking and recording measurements for dam surveillance programs, including groundwater elevations, soil movements, and seepage flows for local and upcountry dams.

              Coordinating activities with other EBMUD sections, contractors, and representatives of other agencies on a variety of materials testing issues.

              Preparing a wide variety of written and computerized periodic and special reports, records, and related documents.

              Maintaining effective working relationships with other EBMUD sections, stakeholders, and representatives of outside agencies.

              Maintaining performance, safety, and quality control standards.

              Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


The ideal candidate will have experience with MS Excel, Geosystem and gINT software, and other related applications; a Radiation Safety and Use of the Portable Nuclear Moisture/Density Gauge certificate; American Concrete Institute (ACI) certifications in concrete testing; strong oral communication skills; ability to work effectively with engineering, technical, construction and field staff; ability to work independently in the field; and strong math skills. Previous experience with state-of-the-art soils and materials testing equipment and instruments is preferred.


The salary range is $6,508 per month increasing to $6,833, $7,175, $7,534 and $7,911 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively. *Please note the salary range listed previously may change due to an anticipated salary increase effective April 2020.


EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


  1. High school diploma or its equivalent

  2. Two years of experience in soils or materials testing, surveying, construction inspection, or equivalent materials laboratory work

  3. A valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record


Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.


EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742



  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-03-05 Expires: 2020-04-05

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