entry level Hazardous Waste/Materials (Hazmat)
Technician assists inspections of contaminated
sites. Working with more senior technicians
or a project manager, the entry level technician
will identify the hazardous material, analyze
it, document it, package it and ship it.
experienced technician takes on the additional
responsibility of preparing the documentation
required by local regulatory agencies and
the EPA. The experienced technician may also
be called upon to speak in front of groups
and respond in writing to certain queries,
and to train new technicians.
the future it is expected that Hazmat Technicians
will need to be more knowledgeable in environmental
and safety issues. At that time it may be
necessary to also be familiar with one or
more of these areas: secondary containment,
personal protection equipment, emergency response,
and Right-to-Know issues.
employed as a Hazmat Technician it is possible
to move into other departments in your company,
such as Environment Support Services (where
one would work with environmental agencies
on behalf of their company) or Safety (where
one would work with OSHA).
Level: $7 - 21 / hour ($17 / hour average)
New to Job: $8 - 27 / hour ($21 / hour average)
in Job: $9 - 43 / hour ($27 / hour average)