Environmental Engineering Technicians


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 scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
Also called: Air Quality Instrument Specialist, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Technician, Haz Tech (Hazardous Technician)

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Business
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Compliance software
  • Hazardous materials management HMS software
  • Material safety data sheet MSDS software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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