Environmental Technician II

at Terracon in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Terracon continues to grow and is committed to building strong foundations in our local communities while striving for safety and wellbeing of our employees and the clients we serve. Join our growing Archeological team today as an Archeological Technician in Chicago and discover the possibilities!

General Responsibilities:

As a part-time Archaeological Technician, you will conduct field excavations and monitoring, laboratory processing, and reporting as assigned. You will also participate in standard archeological work assignments as needed, including background research, artifact and records processing, field excavations and monitoring, laboratory processing, and reporting as assigned.

You will also assist with the execution of all phases of Terracon Cultural Resource projects and may support other Terracon environmental service lines on projects within the region! In addition, this role will include cleaning and maintaining field and lab equipment and supplies while adhering to strict safety standards. Pay starting is $21 per hour and up.

Be a part of something bigger! As a 100% employee-owned firm, you’re not just an employee; you’re an owner, invested in our shared success. Join Terracon and make your mark! *****Work can vary, but usually** starts on a Tuesday and end on a Thursday.

Now is a great time to join our 100% Employee-owned firm so come “Explore with Us” today!

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Independently perform routine field tasks associated with excavation, including documenting and cataloging, note taking, photographic documentation.

+ Participate in and support routine laboratory tasks including washing and cataloging artifacts, creating inventories, processing records and associated documents.

+ Conduct background research including accessing the Sites Atlas and other on-line information resources.

+ Understands and can help complete curation requirements.

+ Contribute to reporting by creating intelligible, technically appropriate written content.

+ Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

+ Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.


+ College degree in Anthropology or closely related field (i.e. archology)

+ Previous field and laboratory experience including the equivalent of at least 1 year of full-time job experience.

+ Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

+ Ability to travel overnight, sometimes for multiple consecutive days.

+ Ability to clearly express technical information in written format.


+ Graduate degree; demonstrable familiarity with at least one artifact material category; active participation in a regional or national archeological society or other professional association.




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Archaeological Field Technician II – part time

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Part Time, Less than 30 hrs/wk

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Chicago, IL

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Job Posting: JC226489455

Posted On: Oct 18, 2022

Updated On: Feb 24, 2024

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