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ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Prepare permit applications or review compliance with environmental permits.
  • Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
  • Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to requirements.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Associate degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $53,830.00 $25.87 $18.11 $21.35 - $31.02
Bridgeport/Stamford $53,617.00 $25.77 $20.43 $21.81 - $29.51
Hartford $52,946.00 $25.46 $16.18 $19.90 - $31.27
New Haven $55,272.00 $26.57 $18.94 $22.04 - $31.23
      
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