ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN | LOGAN OFFICE






BIO-WEST’s Logan, Utah, office is seeking a full-time environmental technician to assist in the Environmental Engineering section. The successful applicant can expect to work on a variety of different projects, including conducting Phase I Environmental Assessments to evaluate contamination risks on properties for real estate transactions, soil and groundwater assessments, conducting site investigations involving hazardous chemicals or petroleum product contamination, contamination remediation, and noxious weed control.

The position will involve a mix of office and field work. Office work will include assisting project managers with writing reports, database entry, and interpreting laboratory data. Field work will include sample collection (soil and water) and site investigations for environmental assessments. The position will also require the applicant to be a part of the noxious weed treatment crew over the summer months. Weed control techniques include applying herbicide with backpack sprayers, tank mounted off highway vehicles (OHV)’s, cutting and mowing invasive plant species with a variety of equipment, and occasional hand removal with shovels and other garden tools.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Earth Sciences, or related fields.

Experience

Previous work experience related to geologic investigations preferred but not required. OSHA HAZWOPER certification, Utah soil and groundwater sampler license, and Utah herbicide applicator certification a plus.

Timing:

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Location:

Work sites will be located primarily located in northern Utah and southern Idaho. Including the Logan, Salt Lake City, Heber City, Provo, and Preston, Idaho areas.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Must have a valid Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, be reliable and punctual.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and work outside up to 12 hours per day.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to obtain a 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training certification to work on projects involving hazardous materials and petroleum products.
  • Must pass the Utah Soil and Groundwater certification test to conduct soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with Utah Department of Environmental Quality regulations.
  • Must pass the Utah herbicide applicator certification test. 
  • Operate four-wheeled drive vehicles and OHV’s through rough terrain and operate spray equipment.
  • Able to tow and back up equipment trailers.
  • Able to identify state listed noxious weed species and native plants using field guides and other literature.
  • Must be able to walk with a 40 pound backpack sprayer at times. 

Wages:

$21 per hour to start, depending on experience.

Working Conditions

Position requires employee flexibility and overtime:

  • Must be able to conduct field work outside of office hours (8 am-5 pm), including some evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Work weeks can be up to 50–60 hours per week with overtime.
  • Hotel and meals will be covered at US Government rate while working out of town.
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and extreme environments.
  • Must be able to travel overnight as needed. Travel at times may comprise 70% of job.
  • Must be able to perform physical labor including hiking through rough terrain for extended periods.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package (PTO, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, profit sharing, 401K, merit bonuses).

Application

Submit a letter of application or resume to [email protected]

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by BIO-WEST, Inc.