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Environmental Engineering Technician

Overview and Key Facts

environmental engineering technician
Education
Education
Associate's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$48,390
Job Growth
Job Growth
4.00%
(US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
16,100

What Do They Do?

An environmental engineering technician could...

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Smog, car emissions, industry waste—unfortunately, pollution is a reality that humans have to deal with. However, we can all breathe a little easier with environmental engineering technicians on the job. These people test our water, air, and soil to help us find ways to lessen the impact of pollution.
Environmental Engineering Technician
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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks an Environmental Engineering Technician might do:
  • 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.
  • Review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to requirements.
  • Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
  • Prepare permit applications or review compliance with environmental permits.
  • Review work plans to schedule activities.

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