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Bay West LLC Field Geologist in Fridley, Minnesota

Bay West LLC Job Type: Full Time Regular Location: Fridley, MN, US Requisition ID: 403877 For over 46 years, Bay West LLC (Bay West) has been a recognized by our clients nationwide for delivering impactful environmental solutions with industry-leading safety. It starts with the high-quality talent of our people. Bay West strives to be a "Best Place to Work" and "Best Value Solution Provider" with our unique mix of expertise and strong tenured employees in the following services: Environmental Consulting, Engineering, Emergency Response, and Waste Management for a mixed client portfolio of Federal, State, Municipal, and Industrial/Commercial clients. The primary purpose of this position is to safely and accurately collect field information that will help Bay West decide how to best protect the public and the environment from this contamination. Many of Bay West s clients are responsible for soil and groundwater contamination. Bay West is seeking an entry-level Field Geologist who will assist on various activities ranging from small local projects to large federal installations nationwide. This position reports to the St. Paul, Minnesota office location. Responsibilities: * Provide general labor, technical and geological field support on various environmental site assessments; onsite investigations of contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater; construction observation; and preparation of drilling logs, geologic maps, cross-sections and technical reports. * Observe drilling and monitoring well installation and classifying soil and bedrock samples. Collect soil, groundwater, and soil vapor samples for field screening and laboratory analysis. * Accurately prepare soil boring logs, hydrographs, groundwater contour maps, field notes, sketches and other documentation of actions undertaken during site investigation and remediation projects. * Supervise the correct installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, recovery wells (vapor phase and water) and treatment systems. * Oversee the proper excavation of contaminated soil during remediation and construction projects. * When not traveling, be available for one week every six weeks to be part of an on-call Emergency Response (ER) team to clean-up hazardous and non-hazardous material spills, loading, unloading, and decontaminating ER equipment in an efficient and accurate manner. On-call requires that staff stay within one hour of the Bay West office and be prepared to respond 24-7. * Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in a courteous and professional manner. * Provide open communication with Team Leader on ways to improve Bay West techniques, operations and functions. * Up to 60% out-of-town travel Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Geology * Must be eligible to obtain a Professional Geologist License in the future * Thorough understanding of current groundwater and soil sampling methods * Proficiency using Word and Excel applications * Currently have or willing to obtain a 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification * Reliable means of transportation on a 24-hour basis * Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal * Experience supporting multiple projects on deadline while providing excellent customer service * Superb problem-solving skills, time-management, and organizational skills * Ability to work independently * Willingness to champion changes and improvements Preferred: * Minimum 1-3 years of related environmental consulting experience including environmental drilling oversight * Experience with field equipment such as water quality monitoring instruments, photoionization detectors (PIDs), and global positioning systems (GPS) units * Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and laws, including, but not limited to, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) cleanup guidance and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (