Field Technician Los Alamos, NM

Tetra Tech, Inc. Los Alamos , NM 87544

Posted 3 months ago

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

We are currently seeking an experienced Field Technician. While working to achieve the N3B Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety and security an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.


  • Collect samples from various locations and media including, monitoring wells, surface water and base flow locations

  • Maintain quality control throughout the sample collection process

  • Assist with installation of specialized equipment such as pressure transducers and collection of water level measurements

  • Maintain generators, trailers and pumps in the field

  • Provide forklift assistance as needed, with training provided

  • Ability to coordinate with, and willingness to take direction from, project leads as required

  • Interface with various professionals including safety, operations, security, quality and procurement

  • Support the program with site access, data validation, and report preparation, as needed

  • Comply with all health & safety policies and practices

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate's degree in engineering, science, or related technical discipline, or equivalent; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position's duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable

  • Familiarity and experience working with pressure systems (nitrogen tanks) desired

  • Valid driver's license required

  • Mechanical aptitude desired

  • Skill and ability to perform basic tasks and to analyze and develop innovative solutions to problems

  • Ability to recommend approaches for new and improved processes

  • Ability to work with broad objectives, with latitude to determine the best way to accomplish tasks

  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment

  • Familiarity with the LANL site and work environment preferred

Working Conditions and Physical

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate

  • Routine and frequent verbal and written communications include radio communication and log keeping

  • Year-round field work, duration is dependent on compliance sampling requirements

Light Work Category:

  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work

  • The employee exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms

  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision


  • This position will require work in the outdoors, and at times may include walking and hiking several miles while carrying equipment weighing approximately 30 50 lbs.

  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

  • In this position the qualified candidate may also support one of more of the following departments, Stormwater/IP Inspection, Surface Water Monitoring, Drilling, Storm Water Corrective Actions, and/or Remediation Services

  • The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a DOE L or Q clearance

  • Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies

  • This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Additional Information

  • Organization: 194 CES
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Field Technician Los Alamos, NM

Tetra Tech, Inc.