Environmental Engineering Technicians
On the Job
Environmental Engineering Technicians work under the direction of engineers or scientists. They use engineering to change, test, or operate equipment that is used to control or clean up pollution.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
- Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
- Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
- Document design or operational test results.
- Maintain operational records or records systems.
- Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
- Prepare technical or operational reports.
- Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
- Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
- Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.