Environmental Engineering Technologists & Technicians

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Air Quality Instrument Specialist, Environmental Field Technician, Environmental Technician, Haz Tech (Hazardous Technician)

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Bioenvironmental Engineer; Bioenvironmental Engineer, General; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Medical Physics; Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice; Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman; Emergency Management; Emergency Management Helper; Emergency Management Superintendent; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Apprentice; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Helper
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist; Engineer; Environmental Science and Engineering; Medical Service Corps Officer; Preventive Medicine Sciences
Marine Environmental Response; Marine Safety Specialist Response
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Responder; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist; Environmental Engineering Management Officer; Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer; Weapons Repair Officer
Aerospace Physiologist; Disaster Preparedness Officer; Disaster Preparedness Operations and Training Specialist; Hazardous Material Control Management (HMCM) Technician; Radiation Health Officer; Shipboard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear-Defense (CBRN-D) Operations and Training Specialist; Undersea Warfare Research Officer (Antisubmarine); Undersea Warfare Research Officer (General)
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What they do:
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 scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • mechanical


  • customer service

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Statistical software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Compliance software

  • Material safety data sheet MSDS software
  • Waste management software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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