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Environmental Monitoring Technician



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Monterey Peninsula College
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Monterey, CA 93940


Environmental Monitoring Technician


Performs laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect human and animal health or damage habitat. Under direction of an environmental scientist or specialist, may collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing and take corrective actions as assigned.

Other titles in this work field include:

  • decontamination technician
  • emergency response technician
  • emergency spill response technician
  • environmental compliance technician
  • environmental safety specialist
  • environmental technician
  • hazardous material technician
  • hazardous waste technician
  • infectious waste technician
  • mobile lab technician
  • pollution control technician
  • remediation technician
  • technician, pollution control



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