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JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
Classification Responsibilities: An Environmental Technician performs technical duties that ensure compliance with regulations aimed at protecting the environment, health, and safety. Duties include air pollution monitoring, hazardous waste monitoring, water and wastewater sampling, chemical inventories, site audits, and data entry.
This position involves developing and following procedures for using and maintaining monitoring and sampling equipment, developing site plans, assisting in soil sampling, and performing other field or office duties as assigned.
Typical Job Functions & Assignments:
Ø Collect wastewater samples at a designated facility using automated water samplers or water sampling devices., following sampling plans and procedures, including transferring samples into specified containers, labeling containers, completing a chain of custody form, and sending the sample to authorized locations.
Ø Use and maintenance of air monitoring devices, including PID and Drager tubes. Including calibration of equipment based on manufacturing specifications and other regulatory requirements. Monitoring hazardous waste equipment, including but not limited to pumps, valves, and pressure relief devices to detect leaks. Record results onto excel workbooks.
Ø Complete designated walks within industrial facilities to inventory chemicals in containers, tanks, and cylinders and enter data into excel workbooks or other data management platforms as required.
Ø Have a working knowledge of the use, maintenance, and calibration of monitoring and sampling equipment, including ISCO samplers, Four-Gas Meters, Photoionization Detectors, noise meters, and field printers.
Ø Be comfortable working in an industrial setting, and be able to identify equipment in the field in an industrial setting that may require an equipment tag or tag confirmation.
Ø Develop site and system sketches and coordinate with architects/drafting professionals to create final drafts
The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the work performed. Specific statements of duties not included do not exclude them from the position. Job descriptions are subject to change if the requirements of the position change.
Distinguishing Features: This class is distinguished from the Environmental Consultant that handles advanced-level assignments requiring well-developed professional knowledge and judgment, in addition to the more diverse and complex nature of assignments and the greater independence under which the work is performed.
An Environmental Technician works independently while conducting fieldwork and is expected to provide high professionalism when working with people. The technician must have a working knowledge of air, water, and waste regulations. The selected candidate must have excellent communication skills and be a well-motivated self-starter who can work in a virtual office environment. The position requires excellent time management skills and an appreciation of deadlines. The candidate has above-average computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Employees in this class may be required to work overtime and weekends as needed. This classification reports to the Field Services Manager or Operations Manager, who reviews work assignments, and provides mentoring and management of the selected candidate. This classification is Fair Labor Standards Act nonexempt, meaning the employee receives overtime pay after 40 hours of work in a week.
Qualifications Required: Graduation from an accredited community college with an Associate of Arts Degree and at least 3 years of related experience or a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or a closely related field. Prefer individuals with 1-3 years of field environmental or laboratory experience or environmental compliance programs. If no degree, at least 5 years of related experience is considered case-by-case. Candidates must possess a valid Driver’s License by hire date and have reliable transportation.
Ideal Candidate: Desirable candidate has excellent communication and computer skills. Experience working in an industrial environment with experience in hazardous waste compliance, air equipment monitoring, wastewater compliance, or lab procedures. Training certifications in HAZWOPER, DOT Hazmat, and RCRA Hazardous Waste. Self-starter who can meet deadlines, work independently, have a basic understanding of chemistry, and have strong math skills.
Other Requirements: Due to this classification’s safety and/or security-sensitive nature, individuals will undergo a background check and may be tested for alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in NWA policy and procedures or client requirements. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or maintain legal status. Some clients may require U.S. Citizenship to access the facility. Client confidentiality extends beyond NWA employment based on client contracts.
Manual/Physical: Conducts field work at industrial facilities. Some work may be done outside, on elevated surfaces, walking on uneven surfaces, on catwalks, or climbing stairs. Applicant should be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and be able to access ladders to catwalks or mezzanines where requiring fall protection is not required. NWA personnel do not work in confined spaces, on scaffolds or ladders requiring fall protection. We do not move hazardous waste containers, clean up chemical spills in emergencies, and we do not drive forklifts. We do not work in environments that require the use of respirators or personnel protective equipment beyond Level D protection which may include hearing protection, chemical protective suit, steel toe shoes, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, safety goggles, face shield, and safety vest.
NWA is a small environmental health and safety company with a virtual office located in Phoenix, Arizona. We specialize in environmental compliance services and have been in business for over 25 years. We offer employees a wide range of benefits, health insurance, retirement programs, continuing education, professional development, paid time off, and bonuses based on the performance of the individual and the company. Please send your resume to N.Weiss.Associates.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nweissassoc.com
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