Full Time

Environmental Maintenance Technician

Posted 6 days ago by WSP
Costa Mesa, CA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Environmental Maintenance Technician**

Req ID **10138**

**Environmental Maintenance Technician**

**Who We Are**

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

**Our Business**

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a **Environmental Field Technician** for our **Costa Mesa** office.

**This Opportunity**

WSP is seeking an Environmental Maintenance Technician to join our team in Orange County, CA. The successful candidate will operate, maintain, and monitor performance of groundwater and soil remediation systems, perform sampling of environmental media including soil vapor, soil, and groundwater, and other field tasks in support of environmental remediation projects. Work will include completing daily reports and logs and may draft simple or standard reports and may have some direct contact with clients. Works under general supervision of engineers, geologists, and other professionals.

**Your Impact**

+ Perform construction work including piping and structural components

+ Perform mechanical maintenance of pumps and treatment equipment; changes process unit filters

+ Collect field measurements and readings from operating equipment and field instruments, record those data on field reports, and submit those reports to others

+ Evaluate field measurements and readings, and in consultation with others, make needed adjustments to operating equipment

+ Assist professional staff in procurement and installation of spare parts

+ Collect soil vapor, soil, and groundwater samples, prepare samples for testing, record data, and prepare summary reports

+ Use specialized equipment and apparatus to prepare analyses, reports, and/or technical drawings

+ Maintain results logs

+ Enter data and use analytical and design software applications

+ Confer with Engineer and Scientific staff on remediation system operations

+ Set up, maintain, and calibrate equipment and train others to do so

+ Provide some training in basic methods and procedures to lower level technical personnel

+ Operate computer systems and peripheral equipment

+ May observe and document routine construction operations and write routine field reports

+ May assist and observe contractor work on short and long term construction projects and interact with client, contractor or subcontractor representatives accordingly

+ May prepare work orders for repairs and/or requisitions for replacement of equipment

+ May perform a variety of non-technical tasks designed to assist others in preparing for and/or conducting office, laboratory or field activities and

+ May assist in other non-technical projects as appropriate.

**Who You Are**

**Role Requirements**

+ High school graduate or GED

+ Knowledge and understanding of subject matter and project focus

+ Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record

+ Must pass Health and Safety Training and Defensive Driving Courses upon hire

+ Understanding of applicable scientific methods and technical methodologies

+ Ability to use laboratory test equipment in an effective and safe manner

+ Ability to understand procedural manuals and execute work orders

+ Ability to prepare reports and documentation independently

+ Attention to detail and ability to train others

+ Ability to work independently

+ Ability to follow directions; and

+ Ability to prepare daily reports and submit those reports on a timely basis.

**Physical Job Requirements**

+ Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds

+ Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful

+ Ability to use hands to operate field equipment

+ Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function

+ Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required and

+ Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required.

**Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used**

+ May use a number of different pieces of field tools or equipment, i.e. hand tools, impact wrenches, other tools

+ Employee will be fully trained in the use of equipment necessary to accomplish their work

+ On occasion, office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine and

+ Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice).

**Work Environment**

+ Will require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, and environmental contamination;

+ Overtime and overnight stays may be required; and

+ Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions.


+ May spend most or all of time in the field, including at sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $44,000-79,200

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law


**Additional Requirements**

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

**Additional Details**

+ **Travel Required:** N/A – No travel required

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** COSTA MESA – HYLAND AVE

+ **All locations:** US-CA-Costa Mesa

**About WSP**

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.