What is an Environment Technician?

And how can you be one....?

What do they do?

Environmental technicians are responsible for water and air sampling and monitoring, processing permits, calibration, maintenance of scientific monitoring, data collection and routine analysis. They install and service recording instruments, maintain stations where data is collected, and inspect station records to ensure that quality assurance and preventative maintenance procedures are conducted properly. They may also conduct special studies such as toxic water monitoring, biological monitoring and air and water pollutant investigations.

Requirements and Salary

  • Responsible for the safe pick-up of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and materials from the client site.
  • Prepare all necessary documentation for the pick-up and drop-off of waste.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Must be eager to learn and retain a basic knowledge of daily work practices.
  • Develop an understanding of OSHA regulations and Health and Safety Practices.
  • Possess willingness to interact with coworkers in a team environment.
  • High School Diploma, Associates degree preferred.
  • Successful completion of OSHA/DOT physical examination.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Salary: $58,000

Where you could work?

You could work in the field, with other people who do your job. You could also work in a lab. This is such a great job because you would travel and be apart of the world outside of a lab.