Environmental Technician II - Asbestos

See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 below

Job Description

Job Description:
Terracon-Dallas is seeking a growth-minded individual for the position of Asbestos Technician II in our rapidly growing Environmental Department. This position offers a professional growth opportunity in one of the busiest markets in the nation’s #1-ranked asbestos design firm.

The ideal candidate possesses strong organizational skills a high sense of personal accountability. This position will play a key role in our fast-paced asbestos, lead and indoor air quality practice. Asbestos Technicians report directly to the Asbestos Group Manager and the Environmental Department Manager – Asbestos, Lead & IH Services. Asbestos Technicians are responsible for providing air monitoring and project oversight on asbestos project management on asbestos abatement projects and assist with asbestos inspections other sampling/monitoring projects.

Terracon offers competitive compensation, medical/dental insurance plans, 401K/ESOP & Stock ownership, paid vacation and holidays, and numerous other benefits of employment.

General Responsibilities:
Perform asbestos abatement air monitoring and project management.
Perform tests and sampling of environmental materials including, but not limited to, air, building materials, and noise.
Operate field monitoring equipment.
Perform small-scale asbestos surveys; assist with large-scale or complex asbestos, lead paint and mold surveys and other sampling/monitoring projects.
Transport material samples or documents to the lab for further testing and analysis.
Tabulate and prepare data and project logs for written reports.
Clean and maintains field monitoring equipment.
Adhere to strict QA/QC standards.
Adhere to strict safety standards.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Performs standardized and sometimes complex field tests as directed and/or special inspections as required following well-defined procedures.
  • Calibrate and operate field monitoring equipment such as high- and low-volume air sampling pumps.
  • Perform asbestos surveys and other sampling/monitoring projects in accordance with AHERA, TDSHS and OSHA guidelines.
  • Perform oversight and air monitoring during asbestos abatement projects in accordance with AHERA, TDSHS and OSHA guidelines.
  • Assist with lead paint surveys conducted in accordance with HUD, TDSHS and OSHA guidelines.
  • Assist higher-level Technicians, Assistant Project Managers and Project Managers on complex tasks.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Air Monitoring Technician License
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Project Manager License
  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.
  • Certification in field of expertise preferred; examples include:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Lead Inspector
    • Mold Assessment Technician
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • This position requires the employee to work flexible hours and occasional weekends. Occasional overnight travel and out-of-town mobilization of up to 3 weeks may also be required.
  • The employee must be able to lift-and-carry for short distances up to 50 pounds and assist in team lift-and-carry for short distances up to 100 pounds.
  • This position requires the employee to work in humid, hot and cold conditions as well as work at heights and in close spaces.
  • This position requires frequent ladder use, including the use of 24' extension ladders.
  • This position requires manual dexterity with both hands and ability to operate a microscope using both eyes.

Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!

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.