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Environmental Technician III

Niagara Falls, NY

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AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Environmental Technician III for employment in Niagara Falls, NY. In this full-time role as an AECOM Field Services (AFS) employee, you will primarily work with the Project Manager and Technical Lead to support remedial operations, maintenance, and monitoring projects at client facilities.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in general operations and environmental remediation/sampling. Hands-on mechanical experience and interests are preferred (e.g., construction, pump maintenance, pipe assembly, and instrumentation calibrations). Typical projects include groundwater treatment systems (pump and treat through air strippers or granular activated carbon), soil remediation (in situ and ex situ), oversee construction of pipe support buildings/facilities, groundwater and soil sampling, and wastewater treatment. Knowledge of New York State Chemical Bulk Storage regulations, Hazardous Waste RCRA & DOT regulations, Sewer Permitting, and Mechanical Integrity inspections are preferred, as is a chemistry/analytical lab background.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Routine fieldwork (such as environmental multi-media sampling, operations, maintenance, and inspection of groundwater treatment equipment) working under close supervision and at times alone.
  • Routine tasks in support of various project staff (administrative assistant, other Environmental Technicians in the group, and scientists from an outside hydrogeology consulting company).
  • Applying knowledge of or aptitude with process control systems, pneumatics, or 4-20mA instrumentation, flow metering, general hydrogeology implications of aquifer (water level) set points.
  • Sampling groundwater Influent and Effluent from groundwater treatment systems primarily for volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile compounds. Preparing chains-of-custody and sample cooler loading in preparation for transport to contracted analytical laboratories.
  • Gathering and maintaining specified records of scientific data for the technical lead/supervisor, including environmental sampling, operations and maintenance, and inspections at client sites.
  • Performing various operations and maintenance activities associated with remediation systems involving extraction of chlorinated hydrocarbons and impacted vapor and groundwater, performing recovery system maintenance as needed, groundwater monitoring, and compilation of field data.
  • Assisting with calculations, setting up and operating equipment (sampling devices and pumps), inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation.
  • Overseeing and working in collaboration with client mechanical, electrical, and industrial contractors.
  • Collecting and entering field data and applying technical principles and theories under supervision.
  • Driving AECOM-leased site vehicles.
  • Maintaining OSHA 1910.120 40-hour hazardous site worker certification, and RCRA/DOT certifications for field work.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School + 4 Years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Ability to travel to various client sites locations using a AECOM provided Vehicle to conduct fieldwork, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections.
  • Valid US driver’s license. Must be able to pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in indoor and outdoor environments (i.e., chemical and water treatment plants) with uneven terrain and in variable environmental conditions including heat, cold, and chemicals.
  • Frequent keyboard/mouse operations to use a process control system.
  • Frequent standing/walking through process and chemical areas to take readings, do calibrations, collect samples.
  • Occasional work with arms above shoulder level, operate vehicles, repetitive or fine hand movements to twist cables, remove well covers.
  • Rarely work at heights, using portable ladders, climbing stairs (up to 30 ft.), to perform inspection or maintenance.
  • Often work in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment.
  • Work (on occasion) alone in isolated/remote areas.
  • Perform repetitive bending/stooping to read meters, collect ground water samples, etc.
  • Occasional use of power gripping/squeezing hand tools and levers to perform mechanical inspections.
  • Lift 25-75 pounds pulling hoses, well pumps, use drum pallet-mover, move items 20 ft in distance.
  • Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including but not limited to gloves, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, hearing and respiratory protection.
  • Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mechanical aptitude and hands-on skills to operate groundwater treatment equipment.
  • Associate degree or college course education in engineering, chemistry or other sciences.
  • Experience with various media sampling (soil, groundwater, and waste).
  • Experience with health and safety programs, and effective communication skills (verbal, field notes, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
  • Advanced or current 8-hr. refresher OSHA 1910.120 40-hour Training.
  • Offered rate of compensation (New York) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience and work location. The salary range for the position is $18.58/HR - $32.52/HR (non-exempt).

Additional Information

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening.
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • This position does not include relocation benefits.
  • Non-Exempt - The hourly range for this position is $25.00-$36.00 /hour.
  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10098403

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site

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