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Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Technician (Great Falls, MT)

The Great Falls, MT regional office of TD&H has an immediate opening for an entry-level field technician in the Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Department.  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.

Desirable work experience includes any environmental or industrial hygiene background, construction experience, mechanical or farm work experience, laboratory or scientific data collection, 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.  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.

Opportunities may exist for cross-training in construction materials testing or other TD&H services depending on the successful applicant’s capabilities and desires and on current work load.

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.

The wage range for this position is set at $12 to $24 per hour and the final wage rate will depend upon qualifications and experience.  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 the applicant’s professional abilities.

or mail to:
TD&H Engineering
Attn: Human Resources
1800 River Dr N
Great Falls, MT 59401

This position will be open until filled. No phone inquiries please.

TD&H Engineering is proud to be an EEO employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

Posted on August 27, 2018

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