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Field Engineer or Geologist

Salt Lake City, UT
  • Posted: 3 days ago
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Job Description



ConeTec is an international full-service geo-environmental and geotechnical site characterization contractor. We offer clients superior project management and site investigation services across the globe, with a large presence in the Americas and Australia. ConeTec is known in the industry as a great place to work. We commit to all employees that we will provide a respectful, positive, and enriching work environment. We want you to look forward to going to work every day. We reward and recognize staff for exceptional contributions to the company. Our success is a direct result of the people who work here.



The Field Geologist/Engineer is responsible for the safe, efficient and accurate operation of geotechnical and geophysical site investigation equipment. Given significant responsibility, the Field Geologist/Engineer is tasked with the smooth and accurate execution of various projects, from the deployment of equipment to data acquisition and submission. They will work closely with equipment operators, gaining hands-on experience with unique heavy machinery and a sophisticated suite of geotechnical instruments in a variety of environments. The Field Geologist/Engineer will assume numerous other roles ranging from Assistant Field Operator to Project Coordinator as the ever-changing demands of the workplace dictate. A successful candidate must have well-developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills as well as strong problem-solving abilities.


  • Develop a strong working knowledge of site investigation practices and procedures.
  • Build comprehension of soil mechanics, in-situ testing, and geophysical field investigations.
  • Gain experience and exposure as a contractor in several of North America’s largest industries.
  • Expand skill set through training and certifications to become an asset to a larger team.


Equipment Operation

  • Familiarize with and operate CPTu equipment, VST, sampling systems, numerous geophysical instruments and other in-situ testing equipment in a safe and productive manner.
  • Become trained, company-certified and competent to operate numerous types of drilling equipment and other pieces of equipment within our extensive fleet.
  • Organize logistics for the mobilization and demobilization of equipment in hard-to-access environments.
  • Perform routine maintenance on various pieces of equipment to ensure optimal performance.

Data Collection & Reporting

  • Perform testing to collect data in a timely, orderly and accurate manner.
  • Compile the collected data, sample logs, etc. daily and submit to the Engineer/Supervisor and/or client for further processing.
  • Collect field notes and photos to guarantee the translation of data from the field to the office is as highly accurate as possible.
  • Prepare and compile the final field report.

Health & Safety

  • Identify with and respect ConeTec’s safety culture, first and foremost.
  • Ensure proper preparation and knowledge of all necessary safe operating procedures before beginning any job.
  • Report any safety-related incidents, infractions, or near misses to the Project Manager and the HSE Officer, immediately.
  • Know and follow the incident reporting protocol at all times.

Other General Responsibilities

  • Communicate with the Supervisor or Project Manager as to any equipment problems or needs, as well as any field observations that might be of use.
  • Perform other shop functions as required.


Education Requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Geology or Applied Science
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record.

Experience Requirements

  • Previous field experience is an asset.

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel is an asset
  • Electrical and mechanical skills are an asset but not required
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding tasks, including lifting, moving heavy materials up to 50 lbs., climbing, crawling as well as walking on uneven ground, working long hours in all weather conditions.

Soft Skill Requirements

  • Must possess a strong work ethic and represent the company in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must be responsible and work well independently or in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Must enjoy working outdoors and travelling for extended periods of time.
  • Must enjoy performing a wide variety of duties and be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, and due to the requirement that employees be able to safely complete the tasks associated with this job position, a successful candidate may be required to take a pre-employment fit for duty test, including a drug and alcohol testing, and complete a satisfactory criminal record check.

ConeTec is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by applicable law.



Salt Lake City, UT
84104 USA



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