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).
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
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.
This classification requires:
- 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.
- 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.
- Working 40 – 60 hours per week, with start times of 5 – 8 am (depending on mob).
- 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.
- 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.