Berkeley Lab's Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS) has an opening for an Environmental Technician responsible for providing technical support to a wide variety of environmental protection and restoration technician level activities including performing a broad range of activities including operation, maintenance, and monitoring of groundwater and soil treatment systems, quality assurance calibration of sampling and testing equipment and processing sample collection information through the environmental monitoring data management system.
Reporting to the Group Leader of the Environmental Services Group (ESG), the duties of this position are integral to Berkeley Lab's compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, external permitting requirements mandated by Department of Toxic Substances Control, East Bay Municipal Utility District and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as well as the requirements specified in DOE orders. Work must be performed at an exceptionally high level of quality because of the high level of scrutiny this information receives from regulatory agencies and the public, and the potentially negative consequences of errors once this information is released.
Conduct field sampling, testing and measuring, associated with environmental protection and environmental restoration activities including collection of: groundwater samples and field measurements (depth to groundwater, temperature, pH, electrical conductivity and indicator parameters, soil samples, soil water samples, soil gas samples, soil gas field measurements (e.g. using photoionization detector), sanitary sewer samples, wastewater samples, surface water samples, stack emission samples and indoor air samples.
Prepare weekly progress reports and attend weekly meetings with LBNL environmental protection and restoration program staff.
Prepare field sampling and calibration, and groundwater treatment system operation and maintenance documents as required by standard operating procedures.
Prepare or revise standard operating procedures as necessary.
Provide assistance to LBNL program staff for the installation and setup of specialized environmental monitoring instruments and equipment, groundwater monitoring and extraction well construction, development and maintenance, and soil gas probe construction.
Operate, maintain, and monitor components of environmental remedial systems, including: hydrogen release compound injection systems, groundwater extraction and treatment systems, soil vapor treatment systems.
Calibrate environmental monitoring and process flow meters and instruments within control limits. Perform periodic inspections and preventative maintenance work. Anticipate, troubleshoot and identify equipment problems.
Repair or replace failing or inoperative equipment using basic mechanical and electrical skills.
Perform environmental dosimeter exchanges.
Maintain a supply of sampling containers required by analytical laboratories for a wide variety of analytical parameters to ensure all program requirements are met.
Implement sample packaging and shipping procedures to meet environmental regulatory agency, Department of Transportation and analytical laboratory requirements.
Enter environmental sampling data into an existing computer-based data management system.
Develop and/or maintain basic Excel spreadsheets for data tracking and reporting.
Attend or take all required safety training courses prior to performing relevant work.
Promptly communicate any safety issues.
Stay current with changes in federal, state and local regulations and internal policies and procedures associated with all aspects of assigned work.
Work on special projects as assigned.
A High School Diploma and 5 years of related experience in Environmental Protection and/or Restoration activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Posses 40-hour HAZWOPER training and current with annual 8-hour refresher training.
Ability to plan and perform work, and to meet program objectives with infrequent general instruction.
Demonstrated ability to apply advanced concepts and technologies in general assignments.
Experience in operating, calibrating and maintaining environmental sampling/monitoring equipment.
Proven mechanical, plumbing and electrical skills for maintenance of groundwater extraction and treatment equipment.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing at a variety of levels.
Computer skills including those required for database maintenance, report preparation, and spreadsheet development.
Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position including:
Approx. (1-2) hours per day sitting
Approx. (4-5) hours per day of standing and walking.
Up to (1-2) hour per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping.
Must be able to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to perform the physical aspects of field work such as routine squatting, kneeling, climbing, bending, and twisting.
Must be able to climb ladders and work in unpaved hillside areas.
Instrumentation and sampling methods require up to (1-2) hours per day of reaching.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
BA/BS Degree in an Engineering or Geological related field preferred.
Relevant technical certification in area of expertise preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 20, 2017.
This is a full time career appointment.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
Salary Range: $27.06 - $39.68 Hourly
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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