Field Technician I (Remedial Operations)

Are you interested in environmental contracting and construction as a career option? Do you enjoy working outdoors and being physically active? Then Environmental Field Services (EFS) is for you! We offer on-the-job training and a career path to help our employees develop skills, gain experience, and advance their careers in environmental contracting.

This position is in a construction environment, working around heavy equipment. It requires 50 – 75% travel (mostly within Indiana), working outdoors in all types of weather, lifting 50-100 lbs, and can be labor intensive.

Work is performed with direction from experienced level technical personnel both independently and as a team; under the general supervision of the Remedial Operations Manager.


  • Learn and perform all field tasks necessary to complete a project’s scope of work.
  • Activities include installing, developing, and sampling groundwater monitoring wells; performing routine groundwater monitoring/sampling; storm water sampling; drum sampling, over packing, and removal; industrial decontamination, tank cleaning; site maintenance (mowing, land maintenance); preparing samples for the lab; performing vapor studies, etc.
  • Some positions learn to operate a variety of equipment: explosion meter, PID, laser level, drum vacuum, pressure washer, generator, trash pump, compressor, groundwater sampling pumps, air pumps, hoses, etc.
  • Assist in loading trucks and other job preparation activities.
  • Mobilize to and from project job sites.
  • Set up jobs, complete load lists, and perform on-site work.
  • Verify public and private utility locates have been completed and are appropriately marked before performing any work.
  • Assist with subcontractor management, health & safety oversight, and paperwork.
  • Meet project budgets set by Department Manager.
  • Perform daily record keeping and reporting of time/hours billed and expenses.
  • Work safely and within EFS standards on safety practices; maintain safety as a top jobsite priority; report all incidents and/or near misses.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); some activities performed in Level C PPE with respirator.
  • Utilize equipment and vehicles in the proper manner; maintain in a clean and good working order after each use.
  • Inspect and perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles; report broken or damaged equipment to Department Manager.
  • Document field activities including field techniques, locations of the work, and any relevant field observations.
  • Occasionally write the field portion of the environmental report.
  • Prepare items such as boring logs, well construction diagrams, site plans, purge records, equipment calibration forms, daily job sheets, etc.
  • Maintain shop in a clean and organized manner.
  • Complete timesheets correctly and turn in on a weekly basis.
  • Code Visa statements correctly, attach all receipts, and turn in on time.
  • Maintain a professional and clean appearance.
  • Provide great customer service (be personable, respectful, and helpful to clients).
  • Be on time.
  • Cleanup job sites (leave the way you found it).


Requires some construction or outdoor labor experience and a high school diploma or equivalency; and the ability to read and write in English, follow verbal instructions, and perform basic mechanical operations. An environmental-related degree, OSHA Hazwoper (40-hour) certification, and/or military experience are a plus. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Additional Requirements:

This classification requires:

  1. The use of a personal or company vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record.
  2. 50% – 75% travel to various client locations resulting in longer work days; and may include extended and/or further travel, resulting in multiple days and overnights. Long distance drives and air travel may be required. Travel can extend for a week up to a month’s duration at a time.
  3. Working 40 – 60 hours per week, with start times of 5 – 8 am (depending on mob).
  4. Intermittent 24-hour on-call duty for storm water collection and treatment.

All candidates must have a successful completion of a pre-employment background check, motor vehicle check, drug screen, and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical. EFS performs regular, random drug screens on this classification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Acquire knowledge of:

  • Hazards inherent to the environment and safety measures to be observed including exposure to hazardous wastes (detailed in Health and Safety Plan).
  • Calibrating and using various types of field equipment.
  • Equipment and machinery mechanics.

Skill in the following is a plus:

  • Mechanical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow verbal instructions in the English language.
  • Read, comprehend and interpret written material in the English language such as standard operating procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Learn job-related material primarily through verbal instruction, training, reading, researching and observation in an on-the-job setting.
  • Document and organize while working on multiple projects.
  • Accurately measure and document distances using a tape measure or other measuring device.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work in small, cramped areas.
  • Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces to access equipment.
  • Climb ladders or steps where equipment is located, to reach objects on shelves, or to monitor machinery and equipment.
  • Move heavy objects (50 -100 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to make adjustments to equipment.
  • Work closely and support others in a team environment.

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