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Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians - 17-3025.00

O*NET-SOC 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 scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Air Quality Instrument Specialist
  • Engineer Technician
  • Environmental Engineering Assistant
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Environmental Technician
  • Haz Tech (Hazardous Technician)
  • Senior Environmental Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Arrange for the disposal of lead, asbestos, or other hazardous materials.
  • Assess the ability of environments to naturally remove or reduce conventional or emerging contaminants from air, water, or soil.
  • Assist in the cleanup of hazardous material spills.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
  • Create models to demonstrate or predict the process by which pollutants move through or impact an environment.
  • Decontaminate or test field equipment used to clean or test pollutants from soil, air, or water.
  • Develop work plans, including writing specifications or establishing material, manpower, or facilities needs.
  • Evaluate and select technologies to clean up polluted sites, restore polluted air, water, or soil, or rehabilitate degraded ecosystems.
  • Improve chemical processes to reduce toxic emissions.
  • Inspect facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances, such as asbestos, lead, or wastewater.
  • Maintain process parameters and evaluate process anomalies.
  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Model biological, chemical, or physical treatment processes to remove or degrade pollutants.
  • Obtain product information, identify vendors or suppliers, or order materials or equipment to maintain inventory.
  • Oversee support staff.
  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Perform statistical analysis and correction of air or water pollution data submitted by industry or other agencies.
  • Prepare and package environmental samples for shipping or testing.
  • Prepare permit applications or review compliance with environmental permits.
  • Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.
  • Provide technical engineering support in the planning of projects, such as wastewater treatment plants, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies.
  • Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
  • Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations.
  • Review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to requirements.
  • Review work plans to schedule activities.
  • Work with customers to assess the environmental impact of proposed construction or to develop pollution prevention programs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Analyze test or validation data.
  • Assess product or process usefulness.
  • Collect samples of raw materials or finished products.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Maintain clean work areas.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Package materials for transport.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare technical or operational reports.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Supervise production or support personnel.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Analyst
  • Pollution-Control Technician