Environmental engineering technicians typically do the following:
Set up, test, operate, and modify equipment used to prevent or clean up environmental pollution
Maintain project records and computer program files
Conduct pollution surveys, for which they collect and analyze samples such as air and ground water
Perform indoor and outdoor work on environmental quality
Work to mitigate sources of environmental pollution
Review technical documents to ensure their completeness and conformance to requirements
Review work plans to schedule activities
Arrange for the disposal of lead, asbestos, and other hazardous materials
In laboratories, environmental engineering technicians record observations, test results, and document photographs. To keep laboratories supplied, they also may gather product information, identify vendors and suppliers, and order materials and equipment.
Environmental engineering technicians help environmental engineers develop devices used to clean up environmental pollution. They also inspect facilities for compliance with the regulations that govern substances such as asbestos, lead, and wastewater.