Experienced Field Technician / Driller

ST Consult, based in rural offices in Creaton, is part of Southern Testing, an established company providing an extensive range of environmental and geotechnical consultancy services.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Field Technician to join our field team, carrying out geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations and site testing.

We are looking for a professional, hard-working and motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team but also at times alone. Land Drilling qualifications and experience in operating windowless sampler rigs is required. Experience of rotary rigs, and a working knowledge or experience of in-situ testing, sampling and monitoring would be beneficial, although full training will be provided where necessary.

Flexibility within the role is essential with pathways towards career progression for the right candidate. Other duties would include training staff, maintaining sample stores, equipment/ materials stock, general equipment maintenance and servicing. Candidates should ideally have good GCSEs, or higher.

The role entails overtime, including travelling to and from site, which you will be expected to undertake as and when the job requires.

A full UK driving license is essential for this position, together with category B+E.

We offer a good salary package, with benefits including stakeholder pension scheme, annual profit bonus, life insurance and 23 days’ holiday per annum on commencement increasing, with length of service.

We are an independent, management owned company with a strong commitment to our staff, evidenced by our low staff turnover (more than 50% of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years).  We have a total staff of 75 with 55-60 professional/technically qualified.  We put a strong emphasis on professional development for all our staff.  We provide an in-house programme of training for staff, and external CPD training days.

If you are interested please apply to Joe Kelly, at ST Consult, Twigden Barns, Brixworth Road, Creaton, Northampton, NN6 8LU.  If you would like to discuss the position informally you may speak to Joe on 01604 500020.  Alternatively please send an email to jkelly@southerntesting.co.uk


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