City of Garland, TX

  • Environmental Technician I

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/22/2018 10:22 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-5428
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Department
    Wastewater Treatment Rowlett Creek
    Min
    USD $16.50/Hr.
    Mid
    USD $20.50/Hr.
    Type
    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 75 pounds or more and maneuver through unpaved and un-cleared property. Occasional climbing of ladders or stairs required.

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

    Competencies

    Communication
    Customer Service
    Dependability
    Managing Conflict
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Productivity
    Teamwork

    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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