Environmental Scientist/Technician
CompanyNorth Wind Site Services
LocationFairbanks, Alaska
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description
North Wind Group., a CIRI Company, is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist/Technician for support of environmental projects in Alaska.
Support environmental projects in Alaska. Responsible for the completion of field work and tasks.  Tasks may include environmental monitoring and sampling; maintaining water treatment systems; conducting field measurements; performing environmental reconnaissance; performing maintenance of field tools and equipment; writing field sampling plans.  Oversees subcontractors and communicates field activities, results, and questions or concerns with the project manager.  Performs project duties in accordance with established company standards, policies, procedures, and ESH&Q requirements.  Mentors and gives hands-on training for field technicians and other project personnel. May also serve as field team leader/site supervisor, coordinating and overseeing daily field activities.
Provides input to project manager regarding technical approach, scheduling, and resource needs.
Reports directly to project manager for tasks completed, hours billed to project, and upcoming work to be completed.
Follows company standards, policies, procedures and ESH&Q requirements during execution of work scope.
Oversees collection of samples in various environmental media including air, soils, sludge, water, and groundwater.
Responsible for ensuring that the objectives of the field sampling plan or other work control documents are met.
Responsible for ensuring that the necessary field equipment is available and in working order to complete assigned tasks
Provides feedback to project manager and/or ESH&Q coordinators for improvements to the ESH&Q program.
Ensure that field personnel are properly trained and that worker competence is commensurate with their ESH&Q responsibilities.
Mentors, trains, and oversees work done by junior field technicians.
Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, and other specialists, to address environmental problems. 
Under the guidance of the Project Manager, evaluate analytical laboratory data and draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Coordinate with subcontractors to determine project schedules.
Direct field activities under the guidance of the Field Manager.
Arrange travel and logistics for projects.

Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products. 
Ability to perform field assignments as part of a survey team.
Ability to utilize multiple word-processing and database applications including MS Office applications Word, Excel, Access, as well as Adobe Acrobat, etc.
Demonstrated ability to work accurately, follow instructions/schedules/timelines and handle multiple priorities. 
Strong communication, prioritization and organizational skills. 
Training in OSHA HAZWOPER and First Aid/CPR.
General knowledge of IH instrumentation use and interpretation of results.  
Understanding of IH and Safety issues as defined by the scope of work and associated Occupational Safety and Health performance requirements.  
Demonstrated ability to develop and follow procedures and task requirements.  
Demonstrated ability to appropriately document survey and data collection results.   Demonstrated ability to use different levels of PPE (including respiratory protection).  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with field, project management, and contractor representatives is essential.  
Ability to participate in physically demanding work while wearing personal protective equipment including respiratory protection.  Medically qualified to wear a respirator, able to lift 30 pounds, and able to climb ladders. 
North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail  hr@northwindgrp.com for assistance.

North Wind Construction Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
High School Diploma required
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or science related field preferred.  
Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental areas. 
Current HAZWOPER certification, CPR/First Aid required.
The physical demands of this job are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Physical demands may include working at a computer, walking to and from specific job sites, lifting objects up to 50 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Applicants selected may be subject to a Federal background investigation and might be required to meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.