This position is in a construction and/or field environment and includes working around heavy equipment, working outdoors in all types of weather, and 75% – 100% travel to multiple state client locations. Positions average 5 – 10 hours of paid overtime per week with start times of 5 – 8 am (depending on location). More overtime (including weekend work) may be required depending upon project demand. Some assignments require intermittent 24-hour on-call duty.
A Field Technician is responsible for learning and performing a wide and diverse range of fieldwork related to the following service areas. We offer on-the-job training and a career path to help our employees develop skills, gain experience, and advance their careers.
- Closure – investigating the nature and extent of subsurface contamination (soil, groundwater) and developing and implementing cleanup and/or environmental closure activities.
- Transaction – Phase II subsurface investigations and site reconnaissance related to renewable energy projects.
- O&M – groundwater monitoring/storm water sampling; drum sampling, overpacking, and removal; remediation system start-up and operation; in-situ chemical injection; and wastewater treatment plant operation.
- Building Science – asbestos, lead, mold, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene sampling, and environmental site assessment activities.
- Compliance – field activities related to preventative maintenance, stormwater and wastewater sampling, and inspections.
- Remedial Construction – general labor.
Work is performed with direction from experienced level technical personnel, under the general supervision of the Field Operations Manager.
Learn and perform all field tasks necessary to complete a project’s scope of work.
- Advance soil borings, obtain and field screen soil samples; install, develop and sample groundwater monitoring wells; complete geologic and aquifer studies; prepare samples for the laboratory; perform vapor studies, excavation area assessments, and record searches; install and operate product recovery systems; perform pilot tests to support remedial system design; conduct remedial system installation and operation; maintain, coordinate and oversee tank removals; and decontaminate manufacturing facilities.
- Oversee installation, development, and sampling of groundwater monitoring wells; perform routine groundwater monitoring/sampling; perform well abandonment activities; perform a variety of in-situ chemical injections to remediate soil and groundwater contamination; storm water sampling; drum sampling, overpacking, and removal; site maintenance (mowing, land maintenance); prepare samples for the lab; perform vapor studies, etc.
- Asbestos investigations, including inspection, abatement oversight, air monitoring, and air clearance sampling; lead-based paint investigations including inspections, risk assessments, abatement oversight, dust wipe/air clearance sampling; IAQ (indoor air quality) and microbial investigations including initial inspections, remediation oversight, and pre/post-remediation air clearance sampling.
- Perform compliance-related activities including stack testing, IH sampling, and noise monitoring; storm water sampling, baghouse preventative maintenance inspections, and baghouse cleaning/maintenance and install various environmental systems (e.g., ventilation, storm water, industrial wastewater).
- Work safely and within company standards on safety practices; maintain safety as a top job site priority; report all incidents and/or near misses.
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); some activities are performed in Level C PPE with respirator(s).
- Verify public and private utility locates have been completed and are appropriately marked before performing any work.
- Mobilize to and from project job sites; assist in loading trucks and other prep activities.
- Set up jobs, complete load lists, and perform on-site work.
- Assist with subcontractor management, health & safety oversight, and paperwork.
- Perform daily record keeping and reporting of time/hours billed and expenses.
- Utilize equipment and vehicles in the proper manner; maintain in a clean and good working order after each use.
- Inspect and perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles.
- Identify potential sources of contamination when working on a job site.
- Prepare Health and Safety Plans (HASPs), review and enforce the plan at the worksite.
- Prepare field documentation.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental science, or a related science field. Strong computer and verbal/written communication skills are a must.
This classification requires the use of a company or personal vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical. This classification operates a commercial motor vehicle as defined and regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is responsible for complying with applicable federal regulations and internal company safety program requirements.