Hazardous Materials Removal Workers


Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Also called: Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Asbestos Worker, Field Technician

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

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
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP
    Facilities management software
  • Computerized maintenance management system software CMMS

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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