Hazardous Materials Technician

Steer Environmental Associates - Nelson, BC (30+ days ago)

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Steer Environmental is an environmental consulting firm located in Nelson, BC. Our Hazardous Materials Group services an ever-increasing client base in the Kootenays and we are looking to expand our team.

Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
Planning, conducting, and reporting on hazardous material assessments for a variety of materials including asbestos, lead, mold, and silica.
Monitoring abatement projects; conducting inspections and air monitoring, as well as associated reporting.
Collecting bulk material and air samples in accordance with regulatory and analytical method requirements.

Post-secondary diploma or degree, preferably in a scientific discipline.
Successful completion of the AHERA 24-hour Asbestos Inspector course would be an asset.
Working knowledge of local, provincial, and federal regulatory requirements for hazardous materials management.

Minimum one year of experience as a technician in hazardous materials or a similar field of work such as construction, abatement, restoration.
Planning and completing hazmat assessment of materials including asbestos, lead, mold, silica, PCB, mercury, radioactive materials, etc.
Collecting bulk samples for laboratory analysis in accordance with regulations and analytical method requirements.
Collecting air samples for airborne contaminants including asbestos, lead, silica, mold.
Conducting pre-, daily, and post-abatement inspections and completing associated reporting.
Using, maintaining, and calibrating equipment commonly used in hazardous materials management (e.g., pumps, cyclone, moisture meter, hygrometer, HEPA-vacuum).
Understanding of, and ability to interpret, laboratory analytical results.
Drafting hazardous material assessment reports, air monitoring reports, and clearance reports including site plans.
Project management experience would be an asset.
Drafting risk assessments and exposure control plans would be an asset.

Valid drivers license.
Use of a personal vehicle for work.
Ability to climb ladders, lift up to 50 pounds in weight.
Ability and willingness to frequently travel within the region and work flexible hours.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and PDF.
If interested, please send your resume with cover letter to Jennifer Mayberry at jenn.mayberry@steerenvironmental.com.