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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,430.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 220
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.73 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Test engineering project equipment
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect growing environment

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering data
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze test or validation data
Perform engineering research
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Determine effects of pollution
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Measure environmental characteristics
Monitor soil response to management practices
Monitor soil conditions
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor processes for compliance with standards

Documenting/Recording Information

Document design or operational test results
Maintain operational records or records systems
Maintain engineering records, reports, or files
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications
Integrate field notes into technical drawings

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Greenhouse Gas
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Air Permitting
Spill Prevention, Control, And Countermeasure (SPCC)
Air Quality Regulations
Professional Engineer

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