Position: Technician or Senior Technician
Department: Environmental Services
Water & Air Research, Inc. (Water & Air) is a multidisciplinary, employee-owned environmental engineering and consulting firm comprised of engineers, geologists, biologists, environmental scientists, planners, and support staff. Water & Air provides a wide range of services to private and public clients throughout Florida and other regions of the United States
Founded in Florida in 1970, Water & Air employs more than 40 staff members at our corporate office in Gainesville, Florida. Since the Company’s inception, Water & Air has helped clients deal with vital environmental issues while promoting environmental responsibility.
This is a non-exempt, full-time position that plans, conducts and manages projects of relatively limited scope or a part of larger, more diverse projects. Performs field work and processes data that may require nonstandard procedures and complex instrumentation. The position will be determined based on a candidate’s years of experience.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are assigned to provide experience and familiarization with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for water quality and biological sampling and testing methods and practices of the company.
Reviews project instructions and consults with technical staff to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problems, and possible solutions.
Organizes and conducts tests, data collections and reports developments and oversees less-experienced technicians. Computes and analyzes test data.
May design, develop, construct, and evaluate major units of equipment or instrumentation.
Prepares reports on findings, communicates, and presents recommendations to clients.
May be assisted by junior-level technicians.
Selects and modifies test procedures and interprets test data.
Collects samples according to standard protocols to ensure the collection and delivery of representative samples; i.e. soil, ground and surface water, samples.
Maintains all sampling equipment, including vehicles, pumps, and probes.
Maintains proper records of sampling events, chain of custody, and all site-specific conditions.
Gathers and correlates basic data and makes recommendations on variables that affect field operations.
Provides operations support for drillings, well installations and developments, aquifer testing, borehole geophysical loggings, equipment maintenances, and rotary drillings.
Monitors company safety and quality assurance programs.
Exercises dependability and demonstrates reliable attendance.
Interacts professionally as a team player in an office environment.
Possesses flexibility and versatility in order to contribute to evolving work situations.
Manages confidential proprietary information.
Other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Required: High School Diploma/GED. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and basic proficiency in Microsoft software; i.e., Word, Excel as well as email. Strongly Preferred: Experience with FDEP petroleum cleanup projects including remediation system operation and maintenance. OSHA and/or MSHA certification, Experience with multiparameter in-situ meters, turbidimeters, pumps, flowmeters, autosamplers, multimeter, FID/PID, respirators, and boating operations.
Water & Air is an EOE/AAP/DFWP/Smoke Free/E-Verify Employer