Environmental Technician

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

At Altamira, our mission is to solve our clients’ most complex, regulatory, operational, and business challenges by being the first choice and trusted partner for strategy, consulting, technical expertise, and digital technology solutions. We know that diverse thinking delivers smarter ideas. Altamira employees are intelligent, creative, goal-oriented self-starters. People who thrive on collaboration and are eager to explore and take on new challenges. Together we develop, empower, and excel. Altamira is agile, dynamic, and future-focused with locations across the Gulf Coast and the Midwest. Our employees cultivate strong, positive relationships built on respect for each other, our clients, the environment, and the communities where we work. We take ownership for our results and celebrate our successes.

Altamira’s Environmental Technicians are skilled, multi-media experienced field specialists. They are a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, or other environmental professionals working collaboratively to meet client expectations. If you are an ambitious, safety minded technician, searching for a career path that is as dynamic as you are, then we want to hear from you.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect soil, sediments, concrete, and other solids samples to determine chemical composition and any contamination.
  • Collect water/liquid samples from streams and lakes, or raw, semi-processed or processed water, industrial wastewater, or water from other sources to assess contamination.
  • Support environmental site investigation and remediation activities in all weather conditions.
  • Accurately obtain and document data in field logbooks, phone/tablet apps.
  • Prepare and ship environmental samples to analytical laboratories, including sample labeling and the completion of chain of custody forms.
  • Prepare samples for testing, record data, and prepare summaries and charts for review.
  • Prepare proper documentation of analysis and provide status report on equipment and services performed.
  • Assist with SPCC compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Obtain knowledge of Tier II, TRI, Stormwater, OGI, SPCC, and other regulatory programs.
  • Conduct fugitive monitoring inspections utilizing Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) FLIR camera.
  • Prepare OGI inspection reports and related annual reports.
  • May perform general labor or mechanically oriented functions such as system installation, operation and maintenance activities as required in all weather conditions.
  • Perform other field related duties as assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Contribute positively to health, safety, environmental and quality programs by performing work safely and adhering to all safety standards and protocols.
  • Provide superior customer service by performing task on time and within budget.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with office management and staff.

Requirements

  • High school diploma and 2 years of experience or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience. Thorough understanding and knowledge of the equipment and technology used to gather samples and information from the field.
  • Experience in an oil and gas environment.
  • Overnight travel required, often for one to two weeks at a time, approximately 50% long duration travel time.
  • Verbal and written communication skills; able to interface directly with project stakeholders.
  • Organization skills, attention to detail in recording field data.
  • Ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, confined-space entry, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Ability to climb ladders, work at heights, and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking, or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and random drug screens.
  • Must possess valid Driver’s license, safe driving record and pass a background check.

Prefer 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, ITC Optical Gas Imaging Certification

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