Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Field Technician (Ambient Monitoring) - Part-Time

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/14/2019 1:24 PM)
    # of Openings
    Field Services
  • Responsibilities

    Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS) is part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, which is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    MAQS provides air quality testing, leak detection and repair services, and consulting services. Regulations drive the need for our services but our unique capabilities allow us to add value (e.g., new streams of income) to clients beyond environmental compliance. For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink and the soil on which they live.


    Field Technician for ambient monitoring is an entry level position that entails obtaining and recording ambient air pollutant and meteorological measurements, operating and maintaining air monitoring instruments, and performing quality control (QC) checks, including calibrations, on those instruments. These skills are learned and applied through a combination of on-site field training, understanding and implementing written Standard Operating Procedures.


    Role and Responsibilities:


    • Calibration, operation and maintenance of monitoring instrument and support equipment, including documented instrument checks, tests and maintenance. Routine tasks may be performed on a flexible work schedule, but check intervals must be adhered to.
    • Proper use of personal protection equipment (PPE) when required by a specific task, job safety analysis and/or facility-specific policy.
    • Knowledge and practical application of monitoring system design, configuration, pneumatic and electrical interconnections, instrument and component functions.
    • Monitoring instrument operating and calibration principles, instrument internal component locations and function, testing and fault diagnostic procedures.
    • Data acquisition system function and basic operation, including qualitative review of field data, status flags and calibration records.
    • If project requires, manual sample collection, proper sample handling, documentation, and chain of custody procedures.
    • Knowledge and application of instrument and task-specific, written Standard Operating Procedures and manufacturer’s manuals.
    • Knowledge and application of instrument quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) tests, objectives and acceptance criteria.
    • Adhere to Montrose Environmental standards for employment and ethics policies.
    • Adhere to Montrose Environmental employee policies and relevant facility-specific contractor safety and substance abuse policies.


    Required Qualifications:


    • Minimum high school graduate (AAS or higher degree in physical sciences or technology preferred).
    • Prior experience working with air monitoring instrumentation, electronics and/or instrumentation preferred.
    • Able to reliably and competently perform all tasks independently (unsupervised).
    • Make emergency site visits as-needed within 24 to 36 hours following notification to investigate and resolve equipment problems (technical support provided).
    • Possess general mechanical and math skills.
    • Possess good oral and written communication skills (English language).
    • Basic proficiency using personal computers running Windows OS, including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook applications.
    • Have reliable personal vehicle for travel to the monitoring station(s).
    • Able-bodied: Walk to monitoring stations from nearby vehicle parking, work within monitoring shelter and outdoors, use common hand tools, use stairs, lift and carry a 40-pound load a distance of 100 feet, climb/descend an 8-foot ladder.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the skills areas outlined in the first section (above) after initial 6 months of job performance.

    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.



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