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Field Technician - Canada



Kingston, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Do you want the most meaningful job of your career? UNDO is on a mission to tackle the greatest challenge of our time: climate change. We are a fast-growing for-profit business that is already one of the biggest carbon dioxide removal companies in the world. But this is only the start - we have ambitious plans aligned with great funding, excellent people and an inclusive team. You too could make your mark and help remove 1 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030 with our nature-based technology, enhanced weathering.

About the role

UNDO is on a mission to tackle the greatest challenge of our time: climate change. We have set-up a range of field trials and research studies designed to detect weathering signals, validate our geochemical model, provide robust evidence of enhanced rock weathering as a carbon removal tool, and show the agronomic co-benefits of enhanced weathering. To support our ambitious growth plans, we have a great opportunity for a field technician to join our Canadian research team.

What you will do

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading-edge company actively working on a promising solution to the climate emergency. You will lead and assist with soil sampling and pore water sampling and manage our collections of soils and/or pore water from all our research sites across Ontario.

You will support the research team in the following tasks:

  • Collecting soil and pore water samples from across our research sites
  • Preparing soil samples for analysis
  • Regular travel across sites in Ontario, especially our around the Canadian Wollastonite mine in Seeley’s Bay.
  • Assist in recording, archiving, and managing soil sample collections for analysis.
  • Field services including GPS soil sampling.

About you

The role involves significant physical activity including manual handling of soil samples as well as working outdoors on research sites in all weathers. We are looking for someone with a passion for climate change who is keen to use their skills in soil science and environmental science to make a real-world impact. The ideal candidate will have an energetic, dedicated work ethic, excellent skills in soil sampling as well as excellent organisational and archiving capabilities.


  • Soil science or relevant environmental science degree (or equivalent qualification and experience).
  • Experience with field soil sampling using a variety of techniques, including soil augers.
  • Valid driver’s licence, reliable transportation and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to conduct field work independently and unsupervised.
  • Ability to operate independently as well as work effectively in a diverse team.


  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience in researching agricultural and forestry settings.
  • Pre-existing understanding of agricultural and productive soil science
  • Experience with soil monitoring plot designs
  • Experience with sensor technology Working environment

Working environment

This role will require travel across Ontario to relevant field sites, as well as considerable soil preparation work at the company’s laboratory located at Queens University, Kingston.

We're an equal opportunity employer. We are looking for the best candidate based on the value they can add. Our culture is hugely important to us and we welcome applicants of all race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We encourage all candidates who believe they have the required skills and experience for any of our roles to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates who have a keen interest and passion for fighting climate change.