Berkeley Lab has an opening for an Environmental Technician in the Environmental, Health & Safety Division. This position will provide technical support to a wide variety of environmental protection and restoration activities occurring across the Lab. Responsibilities include performing a broad range of activities, including soil sample collection; operation, maintenance, and monitoring of RCRA-permitted groundwater treatment systems, stack air emissions monitoring; maintaining and sampling groundwater wells; quality assurance calibration of sampling and testing equipment; and processing sample collection information through the environmental monitoring data management system.
The duties of this position are integral to Berkeley Lab's compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, external permitting requirements mandated by Department of Toxic Substances Control, East Bay Municipal Utility District and the US EPA as well as the requirements specified in the Department of Energy (DOE) orders.
What You Will Do:
Conduct field sampling, testing and measuring associated with the air emissions monitoring network, sanitary sewer monitoring stations and environmental restoration activities. Field sampling tasks include: the collection of: groundwater, soil, soil gas, and sanitary sewer samples from monitoring stations; wastewater discharge samples from treatment systems; water samples from creeks and storm drain systems, stack emission samples from air monitoring stations; and field measurements.
Operate, maintain, and oversee components of air monitoring stations, sanitary sewer monitoring stations and environmental remedial cleanup systems (e.g., groundwater extraction and treatment systems, soil vapor treatment systems). Perform routine flow rate and leak checks on air sampling equipment, as well as collection media exchanges for air monitoring stations.
Calibrate environmental monitoring equipment, process flow meters, and instruments within control limits. Anticipate, troubleshoot and identify equipment problems. Repair or replace failing or inoperative equipment using basic mechanical and electrical skills.
Install and set-up specialized environmental monitoring instruments, telemetry and other equipment.
Assist with groundwater monitoring and extraction well construction, development and maintenance, and soil gas probe construction.
Prepare field sampling, equipment calibration, and groundwater treatment system maintenance documents in accordance with standard operating procedures. Develop and/or maintain spreadsheets for tracking and reporting of sample collection, calibration, and water chemistry data.
Provide effective direction and oversight to technical subcontractors and Facilities support staff, and provide accurate information to representatives from DOE or regulatory agencies.
Prepare weekly progress reports and attend weekly meetings with Berkeley Lab environmental protection and restoration program staff. Promptly communicate any anomalous conditions.
Work effectively with Environmental Services Group Program Leads, Database Manager and QA Coordinator to resolve any program sampling problems or nonconformances in a team environment.
What is Required:
A high school diploma and 5 years of related experience in environmental protection and/or restoration activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
40-hour HAZWOPER training and current with annual 8-hour refresher training.
Experience in operating, calibrating and maintaining environmental sampling/monitoring equipment.
Proven mechanical, plumbing and electrical skills for maintenance of groundwater extraction and treatment equipment.
Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing at a variety of levels.
Computer skills including those required for database maintenance, report preparation, and spreadsheet development.
Able to perform the physical requirements of the position, including: routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs; conduct field work involving routine squatting, kneeling, climbing, bending, and twisting; and climb ladders and work in unpaved hillside areas.
BA/BS degree in Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or a related field.
Specific experience with sampling for air monitoring networks, sanitary sewer monitoring stations, and groundwater wells.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.