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Geotechnical Laboratory Technician - Soil, Asphalt, Aggregates
Business Line Environment
ID # 12576
Job Type Permanent - Seasonal Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




Overview of the opportunity with us:

WSP is currently seeking a CCIL Certified Geotechnical Lab Technician to join our Geotechnical department, located at our Markham office. Reporting to the Senior Materials Engineer, this position will be responsible primarily for asphalt testing activities, Superpave and Marshall testing with support and guidance from the Lab Supervisor. 

Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.


What you can expect to do here:

  • You will perform Superpave and Marshall testing in an accurate and efficient manner in compliance with the WSP Laboratory Quality Manual and in conformance with CCIL standards;
  • You will participate in relevant proficiency tests, provide training and guidance to laboratory staff,  co-ordinate and schedule asphalt testing activities with the support and direction of the laboratory supervisor and ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results;
  • You will do data entry of test results to produce a final report suitable for review and distribution.
  • You will maintain a safe working environment in compliance with the WSP Health and Safety Policy
  • You will maintain equipment calibration and participate in quality audits and identify, investigate & report non-conformances to the lab supervisor
  • Other task that might be required.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • You have a Post-secondary education in a technical field, or equivalent experience and ideally experience with CCIL certifications for Superpave and Marshall testing methods;
  • You have sound understanding and experience in performing asphalt, in-place recycling, and aggregate laboratory testing procedures;
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced environment, strong report writing skills in English are essential;




Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Markham, ON

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