Rockfall Remediation Technician

Job Locations US
Job ID
2021-1360
# of Openings
5
Department
Rockfall

Overview

Who is GeoStabilization International®?

GeoStabilization International® (GSI) develops and installs innovative solutions that protect people and infrastructure from the dangers of geohazards. We specialize in emergency landslide repairs, rockfall mitigation, and grouting using cutting edge design/build and design/build/warranty contracting. GeoStabilization International is the leading geohazard mitigation and bridge rehabilitation firm operating throughout the United States, Canada, and Australasia. Our expertise, proprietary tools, and worldwide partnerships allow us to repair virtually any slope stability or foundation problem in any geologic setting.

 

Our Culture

GeoStabilization’s culture is unique.  It is fast-paced, family oriented, innovative & decidedly un-corporate.  The mindset is geared to constant challenge and will suit people who are driven to succeed, not afraid to make decisions, courageous and resilient enough to find their own way and believe that “good enough” isn’t good enough. Everyone working at GSI is a representation of pride, integrity, hard work, skill and overcoming challenges. GSI’s team includes some of the brightest and most dedicated professionals in the geohazard mitigation industry. We are a highly functioning family of gritty, hardworking, real men and women who aren’t afraid of getting dirty to get the job done.

 

What You Will Do

As a Rockfall Remediation Technician working for GSI, there is no typical day and the scenery changes often. You will be working outside, with your hands in a wide variety of climates. Projects include rock scaling, installing rock anchors, drilling, using airbags, installing fence meshing and more. Lots of rope work! This is hard work. This is gritty work. But this is some of the best and most rewarding work you will ever do because you will have a hand in saving people’s lives. When GSI hires you, we believe we are hiring the next leader and everything we do is about setting you up to be personally and professionally successful. This is a career opportunity with significant advancement opportunities depending on your personal effort and willingness to learn our business. Additionally, we offer the best total rewards in the industry. We share our success with a meaningful profit-sharing plan plus Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short- and Long-Term Disability as well as a matching 401K.

Responsibilities

 

How You Will Make a Difference

  • Verbal communication with Rockfall Superintendent and other crew members to clarify daily jobsite duties and to ensure safety on the jobsite.
  • Complying with GSI Health and Safety standards and policies.
  • Physically installing the geohazard mitigation products as outlined in the jobsite drawings and communicated by the Rockfall Superintendent.
  • Processes/Projects include rock scaling, installing rock anchors, use of air bags, installing mesh fencing
  • Maintaining and repairing any equipment used.
  • Quality control of the installed geohazard mitigation product.
  • Ability to change drill steel.
  • Ability to use rope access techniques to safely work from heights of all ranges.
  • Ability to drill utilizing a plugger.
  • Ability to independently prep for shotcrete.
  • Knowledge of the technique and physical ability to pull shotcrete hose.
  • Knowledge enabling the ability to prep for drilling - build bar.
  • Ability to shoot shotcrete per ACI standards.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot grout pump, shotcrete pump.
  • Ability to operate drilling equipment such as a wagon drill on a vertical slope face.
  • Ability to perform production drilling.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform proper scaling techniques and airbags.
  • Understand and know mesh installation (draped pinned TECCO).
  • Ability to safely operate a slusher.
  • Ability to safely operate a boulder buster/autostem.
  • Ability to carry heavy material up and down a vertical slope using rope access.

Qualifications

What You Need to Bring

  • SPRAT or IRATA certification highly desired
  • Previous rockfall mitigation experience desired
  • Ability to work at heights required.
  • The ability to travel at least 3 weeks out of every month
  • Prior mountaineering, rope training or rappelling experience will move you to the front of the line.
  • CDL or ability to obtain CDL preferred. 

GeoStabilization International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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