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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Assistant Scientist - Asbestos and Industrial Hygiene

  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 21851BR
  • United States
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Job Description
General Responsibilities:
The right candidate will conduct initial building inspections, asbestos and lead abatement oversight, and assist project managers with industrial hygiene inspections. Candidate may further support phase I environmental site assessments or other environmental projects.

Building inspection job duties include collection of field documentation, collection of bulk samples, review of laboratory documents, and data reporting. As an Air Monitoring Specialist, the candidate will be responsible for abatement oversight including contractor interaction, operation of field air monitoring equipment, collection of field documentation, and on-site analysis of air samples by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM).

Job duties with industrial hygiene inspections include performance of noise surveys, radon surveys, microbial investigations with sampling, other personal sampling monitoring such as silica and lead, and data reporting.

Although the primary focus of this position will be industrial hygiene and asbestos work, the performance of standard environmental work may include: Phase 1 ESAs including site visits and data review, testing, and sampling of environmental media to include in air, groundwater, sediment, and soils.

The candidate will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining field monitoring equipment. The candidate will be required to adhere to strict company health and safety standards.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Entry level scientific professional responsible for gathering data and information to be evaluated by other team members.
  • Performance of building inspections for asbestos-containing building materials in accordance with AHERA guidelines and Colorado Regulation #8.
  • Perform air monitoring and visual inspections during asbestos abatement projects.
  • Sampling of painted coatings (via paint chip or XRF) in residential, commercial and industrial settings.
  • Calibrate field monitoring equipment such as PID or combustible gas indicator.
  • Sampling for noise levels within industrial settings.
  • Sampling suspect microbial growth.
  • Performing indoor air quality assessments.
  • Tabulate and prepare data for written reports.
  • May assist with report preparation by summarizing data and information within reports.
  • Operates field monitoring equipment.
  • Assists with operation and maintenance of remediation systems.
  • May assist with asbestos surveys, abatement projects and Phase I site assessments.
  • Transport material samples or documents to the lab for further testing and analysis.
  • Maintains and calibrates field monitoring equipment.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4 years’ related experience.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Preferred Certification:
  • Examples include:
    • CDPHE-Certified Asbestos Building Inspector (CABI)
    • CDPHE-Certified Asbestos Air-Monitoring Specialist (AMS)
    • Lead Paint Inspector
    • Mold Technician
The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Salary Range: $21.75-$30.00 per hour

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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