City of Garland, TX

Environmental Technician I

2 weeks ago(12/1/2017 10:00 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Wastewater Treatment Rowlett Creek
USD $16.50/Hr.
USD $20.50/Hr.
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Water Utilities

Position Summary

Responsible for monitoring industrial user facilities and wholesale customers to ensure wastewater effluent compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.

Essential Job Functions

1)       Visually inspect facility perimeter and perform on site pH testing and industrial sample collection and preparation for analysis based on Federal, State and local rules and regulations.

2)       Transport collected samples to laboratory.

3)       Prepare sample chains-of-custody for all samples to determine permitting requirements

4)       Perform Certificate of Occupancy inspections and complete industrial waste surveys.

5)       Review industrial site locations for permitting requirements.

6)       May perform inspections of sand traps and grease traps according to compliance.

7)       May conduct routine laboratory maintenance and preparation, make standards and reagents, and enter data results into LIMS and LINKO databases.

8)       May assist chemists and senior chemists in sample preparation for testing and analysis.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

Advanced training past the High School level in Environmental Sciences

1-2 years experience in industrial or laboratory hygiene and safety


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of Federal, State and Local environmental regulations

Skill in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

Skill in utilizing industry specific software applications

Basic knowledge of industrial wastewater sampling procedures and practices

Skill in reading pH Meters

Ability to handle basic laboratory equipment

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Requires the ability to operate City vehicle, lift 50 pounds or more and maneuver through unpaved and un-cleared property. Occasional climbing of ladders or stairs required.

Shift schedule
Schedule - Monday - Thursday - 05:30am-04:00pm (10hr shift)


Customer Service
Managing Conflict
Problem Solving/Analysis

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
1 year experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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