Trades-Tech

Environmental Technician

Environmental Technicians job is to develop methods of managing the environment using a knowledge of various scientific and engineering disciplines.

Duties

  • Developing ways of minimising harm to the environment, based on the study and assessment of processes, environmental legislation and physical, biological, social and cultural environments;
  • Undertaking laboratory work, analysing pollutants, identifying their sources and assessing their effects;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the environmental and social impacts of engineering projects and development activities;
  • Rehabilitating land, water and air affected by mining;
  • Researching matters of immediate and long-term importance to governments and the  communities such as the impact of land clearing on native animals and the impact of waste products on waterways;
  • Negotiating and assisting in the development of policy, strategy and codes of practice on environmental management;
  • Conducting environmental audits within industry and government departments;
  • Researching and developing new technologies and techniques to improve the environmental acceptability of engineering projects;
  • Designing and operating processes to treat waste;
  • Working with occupational health experts to ensure a hazard-free working environments;
  • Preparing research reports on approaches to environmental management in new and existing engineering projects; and
  • Effectively communicating relevant issues to technical staff, managers, regulatory authorities, public interest groups and the public.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities;
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Able to prepare accurate records and reports;
  • Physically fit; and
  • Prepared to work outdoors in a range of environments.

Salary

$65,000 - $95,000