Environmental Engineering Technicians
Core Tasks Include:
- Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
- Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
- Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
- Review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to requirements.
- Review work plans to schedule activities.
- Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.
- Maintain process parameters and evaluate process anomalies.
- Decontaminate or test field equipment used to clean or test pollutants from soil, air, or water.
- Prepare and package environmental samples for shipping or testing.
- Prepare permit applications or review compliance with environmental permits.
- Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations.
- Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Obtain product information, identify vendors or suppliers, or order materials or equipment to maintain inventory.
- Arrange for the disposal of lead, asbestos, or other hazardous materials.
- Inspect facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances such as asbestos, lead, or wastewater.
- Provide technical engineering support in the planning of projects, such as wastewater treatment plants, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies.
- Improve chemical processes to reduce toxic emissions.
- Oversee support staff.
- Assist in the cleanup of hazardous material spills.
- Work with customers to assess the environmental impact of proposed construction or to develop pollution prevention programs.
- Perform statistical analysis and correction of air or water pollution data submitted by industry or other agencies.
- Develop work plans, including writing specifications or establishing material, manpower, or facilities needs.
- Assess the ability of environments to naturally remove or reduce conventional or emerging contaminants from air, water, or soil.
- Create models to demonstrate or predict the process by which pollutants move through or impact an environment.
- Evaluate and select technologies to clean up polluted sites, restore polluted air, water, or soil, or rehabilitate degraded ecosystems.
- Model biological, chemical, or physical treatment processes to remove or degrade pollutants.
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