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Environmental Engineering Technician

Minimum Education Required for this Career

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Associate's Degree
4+ year Degree
Associate's Degree

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Nature of the Work

Environmental engineering technicians typically:

  • 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.
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Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. The Nature of the Work description is from O*Net Online, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.