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.
- Air Analysis Engineering Technician
- Air Analysis Technician
- Air Analyst
- Air Pollution Specialist
- Engineer Technician
- Engineering Technician
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Engineering Aide
- Environmental Engineering Assistant
- Environmental Engineering Technician
- Oversee support staff.
- Maintain process parameters and evaluate process anomalies.
- Perform laboratory work such as logging numerical and visual observations, preparing and packaging samples, recording test results, and performing photo documentation.
- Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
- Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
- Assist in the cleanup of hazardous material spills.
- Inspect facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances such as asbestos, lead, or wastewater.
- Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
- Provide technical engineering support in the planning of projects, such as wastewater treatment plants, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies.
- Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $61,900.00 with most people making between $33,450.00 and $100,650.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 2,700 people in California. It is projected that there will be 3,200 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 50 openings due to growth and about 50 replacement openings for approximately 100 total annual openings.
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onetFirst-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
majorEnvironmental/Environmental Health Engineering
onetElectric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
collegeCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
collegeAthens Technical College
majorHazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician
collegeUniversity of Southern California
majorEnvironmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology