Environmental Technician

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Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA) is a small business founded in 1984. IEA is committed to providing practical, cost-effective environmental safety consulting compliance for private and public organizations. IEA’s work is centered on the built environment. Through our expertise, experience, and reputation, IEA delivers the most practical, thorough, and up-to-date services in the ever-changing dynamics of indoor environments.

With offices in Brooklyn Park, Rochester, Mankato, Brainerd, Marshall, and Virginia, Minnesota, IEA has a staff of over 50 professionals who provide consultative services in specialized areas. Our clients include school districts, colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, and businesses in a variety of industries throughout the country. Our experts design and execute solutions that accomplish specific goals of your company.

IEA is seeking an entry-level professional for our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota office. This position will work in our Environmental, Health, and Safety division

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures and promotes compliance with federal and state safety laws, standards, and regulations applicable to hazardous materials, particularly by conducting regular inspections and investigations of assigned sites, projects, activities, or incidents.
  • Collects and tests samples using appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Maintains records in project logs and electronic databases.
  • Assist with project documentation under the guidance of project and account managers.
  • Maintains current knowledge and expertise by actively participating in training on principles, methods, and techniques related to hazardous material and health and safety management.
  • Conduct trainings and presentation for clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Expected Hours and Travel Requirements

  • 40-hour expectation with some nights and weekends required to meet client needs.
  • Travel is 80% of the time; mostly in the metro area, but some out of town travel is required.

Position Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain calm, think clearly, and act professionally in stressful situations.
  • Thorough understanding of methods, procedures, and techniques needed to collect and test materials and analyze situations.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety, or Construction field preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a related field and conducting group trainings/presentations.
  • Health and Safety Certifications – Asbestos Site Supervisor
  • Master’s in Health and Safety

Work Environment

  • Must be able to traverse a variety of terrains in all conditions and environments.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required by associates assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Associates may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as requested by their manager.

IEA is an EEO affirmative action employer.

Job Category: Environmental Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Brooklyn Park MN

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The Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA) is an environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in Minnesota serving the public and private sectors of education, healthcare, government, industrial, manufacturing, and corporate spaces nationwide.