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Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

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Currently Employed: 470

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $23.89 - $46.12

Typical Annual Salary: $49,700 - $95,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Assist in the cleanup of hazardous material spills.
  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations.
  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
  • 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.
  • Maintain process parameters and evaluate process anomalies.
  • Inspect facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances, such as asbestos, lead, or wastewater.

tools & technology

  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Electrophoresis system accessories
  • Reactors or fermenters or digesters
  • Water analyzers
  • Water samplers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Compliance software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Map creation software