Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Technician/Engineer/Scientist
The Great Falls, Montana, regional office of TD&H has an immediate opening for an entry-level field technician, scientist or engineer in the Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Department. This position affords various opportunities for career growth beginning with technician-level work
Environmental technician responsibilities include accurate collection of field data and thorough field notes, soil and water sampling, air monitoring, construction and maintenance of remediation systems, oversight of excavation and other remedial activities, troubleshooting field instruments, and instrument repair, maintenance, and calibration. Industrial hygiene technician responsibilities include occupational exposure and area air monitoring for a wide variety of substances, mold investigations, noise monitoring, asbestos and lead-in-paint inspections, abatement oversight and monitoring, documentation of field activities, and basic data analysis. The environmental and industrial hygiene fields are complementary, and TD&H anticipates hiring one person for both. This position is ideal for a person who is versatile, who has an inquisitive personality and multiple abilities, and who appreciates the challenges of constantly varying work assignments.
Necessary abilities include proficiency in basic arithmetic and note taking, mechanical aptitude, and good observation skills. Technician must be able to work both alone and with others in all weather conditions, to lift and carry loads up to one hundred pounds, and perform basic troubleshooting and repair of machinery, electrical circuits, and plumbing related to remediation systems and instrumentation systems. Must have valid driver’s license and be able to consistently pass random drug tests and security requirements of TD&H’s clients. Must be committed to working safely and contributing to the safety of others. Up to one-third of technician’s time may involve out-of-town field work, and up to two-thirds may be office work. Proportions of work out of town or outdoors or in the office vary with project workload.
Staff engineers and scientists typically devote more time to data analysis, design, reporting, project management, and proposal preparation tasks. However, field experience is essential, so technician and engineer/scientist responsibilities overlap a great deal. Our staff gain experience beginning with the technician responsibilities.
Desirable work experience includes any environmental or industrial hygiene background, construction experience, mechanical or farm work experience, laboratory or scientific data collection, technical writing, and jobs focused on customer service. Desirable formal education includes grammar and writing, statistics, chemistry, geology, biology (especially microbiology), physics, or other science courses. College degree advantageous but not required for technician position. The following accreditations or certifications are not conditions for hiring, but applicants should mention them if they already have any of them:
- First aid and CPR
- Mold training
- Asbestos Inspector accreditation
- Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor accreditation
- NIOSH 582
- Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor
- Radiation Safety
Hiring is dependent on physician’s approval for successful applicant to wear necessary personal protective equipment for work in hazardous environments.
Individuals with potential for professional licensure (P.E. or P.G.) and project management are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibility and compensation will be commensurate with personal development.
Opportunities may exist for cross-training in construction materials testing, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, health and safety, or other TD&H services depending on the successful applicant’s capabilities and desires and on current workload.
Incorporated in 1965 and having roots as far back as the late 19th century, TD&H Engineering is an employee-owned mid-sized civil engineering firm with offices located in Montana, Idaho, Washington, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as opportunities for continuing education and career advancement. Starting wage will be dependent on experience and abilities.
TD&H is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, submit your resume, cover letter and a minimum of three references who have knowledge of your professional abilities. This position will be open until filled. No phone inquiries please.
Attention: Human Resources
1800 River Dr N
Great Falls, MT 59401-1301