Eustis Engineering L.L.C. is currently looking for individuals to work part-time or seasonally in our soil mechanics laboratory.

The Laboratory Technician at Eustis Engineering performs a variety of standardized tests in accordance with established, clearly defined procedures following explicit oral and/or written instructions from the Laboratory Manager at the commencement of the testing process.  The technician utilizes a variety of basic laboratory instruments, devices, and equipment in accomplishing these tests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

This level of Laboratory Technician will perform the simpler and more common tests in the laboratory, such as moisture content, grain size analyses, and Atterberg limits determinations.  He/she will be trained on and assist with more advanced testing, such as visual classification of soils, unconfined compression shear tests, unconsolidated undrained triaxial compression shear tests, and standard and modified compaction tests.  The Laboratory Technician will receive training on laboratory safety and basic first aid.  He/she will be responsible for cleaning and washing laboratory equipment periodically as well as performing normal janitorial duties within the laboratory area.

Education and/or Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively among employees of the firm.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability:   Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Interested?  Contact Ryan Rodrigue at 504-613-5812 or email him at rrodrigue@eustiseng.com.  Otherwise, you can apply for the position on our website at https://www.eustiseng.com/careers.