Environmental Technician

Atlas Dewatering Corporation - Concord, ON (29 days ago)

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Environmental Technician

Atlas Dewatering Corporation, established in 1946, has over seventy years of experience in the construction industry and is the leader in by-pass pumping, construction dewatering and environmental groundwater/surface water management. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and service with knowledgeable and dedicated staff in both dewatering and bypass projects.

Summary of Function:

Atlas Dewatering Corporation is seeking an environmental technician with experience in the pumping / environmental industry. The field technician is responsible for designing, installing and maintaining Atlas’ remote monitoring equipment. Additionally the field technician will be involved in water sample collection, field data collection, and trouble shooting of monitoring systems and criteria. Complete data downloading of and compilation of that data into professional reports is a large part of the work. The position also requires the gathering field data utilizing GPS and implementing that data for the completion of MOE well records. This position shall be responsible for a general review of Atlas’ equipment condition while on site.

Must have the ability to interact and communicate with clients, government agencies, and within the team to be successful. The Field Technician will be responsible for managing client files and ensure attentive follow-up. The health and safety of employees, clients and property is a key aspect of this job.

The applicant must possess a valid G driver’s license and a clean driving record. The job requires daily site visits, and the applicant must show a willingness to travel locally on a regular basis. Furthermore, the applicant should enjoy working outdoors. The applicant must be technically oriented, have good hand-eye coordination, excellent problem solving skills, pay attention to detail, and be safety oriented. The applicant should have a basic background in geotechnical/environmental field, related experience, and willingness to learn about hydro-geological concepts and their practical application.

The applicant should be proficient in English, the use of PCs, tablet PCs, and familiar with MS Office, especially MS Excel, MS Word. Furthermore, the applicant should be able to quickly learn new software’s as needed. Experience with common field equipment such as GPS units, subsurface water level indicators, and flow meters is required. WHMIS, Working from Heights and Safety Awareness training is a plus. A zero tolerance is a mandatory requirement of employment.

Overview of the Role:

  • Install Atlas monitoring equipment such as flowmeters, alarm systems as required on dewatering and by-pass projects.
  • Liaise with Atlas field staff for coordination of installation, monitoring and removal of all Atlas’ equipment.
  • Locate by GPS in accordance with MOE guidelines, Atlas’ dewatering systems for well record submission.
  • Compile and submit to clients and MOE where applicable, completed well records.
  • Prepare flow and water quality monitoring reports as per project requirements.
  • Prepare yearly Total Volume Pumped reports for all dewatering projects.
  • Enter yearly flow data on MOE Water Taking Reporting site.
  • Establish and maintain current and potential client relationships.
  • Prepare paperwork to activate and maintain contract services.
  • Collect water sample, record daily flows, and conduct site inspections. Record flows and field data online via exaktime.
  • Coordinate certified lab sampling submissions and reporting such analysis as required by the Groundwater Discharge permits.
  • Coordinate with Operations Manager to ensure timely installation and troubleshooting of monitoring equipment.
  • Coordinate shipping schedules and delivery of monitoring equipment and services.
  • Working with and providing support to other members of the group in assisting with other field and office activities as required.
  • Demonstrating a “Safety-First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff.
  • Assist with onsite flow monitoring equipment calibration as needed; and,
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • College diploma in civil/environmental with 0-2 years of related experience.
  • Previous experience working as an environmental/geotechnical technician is an asset.
  • Knowledge of magmeters , inline and ultrasonic flowmeters, and pump alarm systems is an asset.
  • Knowledge of drilling procedures, borehole logging is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of groundwater treatment system means, and methods is an asset.
  • Must be able to interpret and understand engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials.
  • Must have strong computer skills (including Word and Excel).
  • Must have effective organization and planning skills.
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.
  • Must have a G license in good standing to attend site visits and meetings.
  • Work requires significant local travel to current and potential clients.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional overnight travel.
  • Ability to lift varying loads, up to 50lbs.

Job Type: Full-time


  • technician: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • G (Required)