Cultural Resources Lab Technician in Austin, TX at Atkins North America, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/26/2019

Job Description

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Cultural Resources Group as a Part time Regular(PTR)Cultural Resources Lab Technician.

*Please note that this is a part time role and is not expected to be a permanent position.*

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE
Laboratory technicians will work under the supervision of the Laboratory Director to prepare documents, records, photographs, and artifacts for permanent curation. Curation preparation will include preparing field records, laboratory records, and digital data for permanent curation at various certified repositories.

JOB DUTIES
  • Lab technicians will maintain accurate laboratory records and project filing systems, organize and perform quality control on laboratory and field records, label records, and process field photographs for curation.
  • Other curation preparation duties of lab technicians will include artifact inventory, artifact labeling, rebagging, retagging, and data entry into Excel and/or Access databases.
  • Other duties may include washing and/or drybrushing artifacts; sorting, counting, weighing, and cataloging artifacts by class; conducting analysis of prehistoric and historic artifacts such as lithics, ceramics, and faunal remains; and assisting with sampling, processing, and analysis of special samples, such as flotation samples.
  • Lab technicians may be asked to assist in fieldwork and help maintain tools and equipment.