Entry Level Industrial Hygiene Technician

Indianapolis, IN

A Building Sciences Technician is responsible for learning and performing various aspects of environmental field work related to asbestos, lead, mold, radon, indoor air quality (IAQ), and industrial hygiene. Work is performed with direction from professional level technical personnel, under the general supervision of a Building Sciences Manager, Senior Manager, or Principal.

  1. Learn and perform all field tasks necessary to complete project scopes of work
  2. Conduct asbestos-related work activities: inspection and bulk sample collection, abatement oversight, air monitoring, and air clearance sampling
  3. Conduct lead-based paint-related work activities: inspections/risk assessments and sampling, abatement oversight, dust wipe/air clearance sampling, and report writing
  4. Conduct IAQ and mold-related work activities: initial inspection and investigations, environmental sampling, remediation oversight, and pre/post-remediation air clearance sampling
  5. Conduct industrial hygiene investigations and monitoring events to evaluate potential exposure to containments or hazards: sample calibration, setup of air monitoring equipment, and observation and documentation of employee work practices and procedures
  6. Prepare reports documenting building sciences activities or projects
  7. Identify potential sources of contamination when working on a job site
  8. Identify changes to the scope of work, communicate to Project Manager and client, and execute change orders if necessary
  9. Perform regulatory and technical research as needed to support a project
  10. Evaluate, select , schedule, and manage subcontractors
  11. Prepare a Health and Safety Plan (HASP) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), review and enforce plans, and site safety with all persons at the work site
  12. Document all field activities being performed
  13. Prepare job descriptions of completed projects and update August Mack resume
  • Building construction and materials
  • Recognize hazards inherent to the environmental work and safety measures
  • Calibrate and use various types of field equipment
  • Perform mathematical calculations
  • Learn job-related material primarily through verbal instruction, training, reading, researching, and observation in an on-the-job setting
  • Document and organize while working on multiple projects

Education: A.S. or B.S. in geology, engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or related field OR GED with construction or labor experience

Recommended Experience: 0 – 2 years of experience in construction, labor, and/or environmental consulting

Certifications: Asbestos Building Inspector, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, & Restoration Certification (IICRC) Mold Remediation or Water Restoration Certifications, or Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 40 hours Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification are a plus.

Skills: Strong technical written communication skills are a must

Additional requirements: Must be physically capable of operating vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical

This classification requires travel to various client locations. Travel typically involves day trips within the state or neighboring states, resulting in longer workdays; and may include extended and/or further travel, resulting in multiple days and overnights. Long-distance drives and air travel may be required.

*Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.


70% field (environmental job hazards), 30% office (controlled environment)

August Mack Environmental is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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