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Environmental Technician (Landfill Gas) - East Brunswick, NJ

Company: Tetra Tech
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science.


As an Environmental Field Technician for Tetra Tech, you will be responsible for working on a variety of environmental projects related to landfill gas and liquids collection and control systems, conducting specialized testing, monitoring, and performing maintenance activities at our landfill facilities.

Your Role:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Under general supervision perform operations and maintenance (O&M) activities on landfill gas (LFG) and landfill liquids collection systems.
  • Perform monitoring and tuning of landfill gas well and infrastructure locations.
  • Perform regular inspections and maintenance on gas moving equipment (Flares, Engines, etc.).
  • Assist with small construction projects including PVC and HDPE pipe and valve installation and repair.
  • Assist project managers with the procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies for projects.
    • Perform maintenance on system components to ensure or restore proper operation and compliance.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving of complex field issues.
    • Environmental data collection and interpretation and general office assistance such as filling out paperwork and submitting reports.
    • Respond to LFG and landfill liquid collection systems call-out devices 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Tetra Tech guarantees our clients a timely response to system failure within a maximum 12-hour time period.
    • Travel for extended periods, if necessary -including overnight stays. It is anticipated that an EFT will travel 30-60% of the time however, this estimate may change based on client needs.
      • Work effectively and efficiently as both a team and solely.
      • Walk long distances, up and down steeply sloped landfills and outdoor terrain.
      • Work in extreme (hot and cold) weather conditions safely.
      • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis.
      • Pass a company paid, baseline health physical and drug screening, as required.
        • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical system failures.
        • Provide an aggressive and proactive approach to client needs and urgent issues that arise.
        • Must be available to work overtime, nights, weekends, on-call, and holidays if necessary.
        • Workload may be erratic, though mostly 40 hours/week.
        • Other duties as needed.
        • Minimum High School Diploma and 1 year of general working experience.
        • Preferred A.S. or B.S Degree in environmental, or other natural science (geology, biology, ecology etc.).
        • Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER strongly preferred.
        • Strong mechanical aptitude
        • Ability to learn and work with complex field monitoring equipment including flame-ionization detectors, photo-ionization detectors, explosive gas detectors, water level detectors PH/temperature/conductivity meters, and other typical environmental monitoring equipment.
        • Some heavy equipment operation, HDPE pipe fusion experience a plus.
        • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
        • Ability to learn general gas, soil, and air sampling techniques including applicable environmental and health & safety regulations and regulatory requirements.
        • Ability to be familiar with operations and maintenance techniques for landfill gas and landfill fluids collection systems.
        • Ability to be familiar with monitoring data, data processing techniques and databases.
        • Proficient in the use of a PC, specifically Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
        • Ability to create professional business documents (letters, reports, memoranda, etc.).
        • Ability to build and retain mutual relationships with clients.

          Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the following:

          • You will be required to drive on a regular basis for Company business you must maintain a safe driving record as defined by Tetra Tech's Vehicle Safety program. This offer of employment is contingent upon successful evaluation of a motor vehicle (MVR) check.
          • You will be required to successfully pass a uranalysis drug screen. Tetra Tech Solid Waste East is a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol business.
          • The job offered to you and its associated essential elements of work; you will be required to pass a comprehensive Medical Examination.
            • If you have received any health and safety training relevant to this regulation previously, please provide copies of certificates documenting such training. About Tetra Tech:

              Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

              Explore our open positions at Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

              Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

              Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

              We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

              Please no phone calls or agencies.

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