Construction Field Technician – Solid Waste (North Bay Area)
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


Do you thrive in dynamic environments working outdoors and have the ability to pursue excellence in environmental projects, routine/non -routine maintenance, testing and consulting on landfills? Tetra Tech is expanding our team and looking for hard working individuals who have experience or may be new to the environmental field and looking for an opportunity to follow their passions in delivering high quality results and solutions to our customers.

Our O&M project sites offers a unique work environment that specializes in a wide variety of project sites where we are conducting specialized testing, monitoring, and performing maintenance activities at our facilities.


•    Operation and maintenance activities on landfill gas (LFG) and landfill liquids collection systems.

•    Perform landfill gas control and collection system construction, repairs and expansions.

•    Perform well raising, HDPE welding, pipeline work.

•    Heavy equipment operation, forklifts, excavators, haul trucks, etc.

•    Working with pressurized air and liquid lines.

•    Assist construction managers with the procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies for projects.

•    Perform maintenance on system components to ensure or restore proper operation and compliance.

•    Critical thinking and problem solving of complex field issues.

•    Environmental data collection and interpretation and general office assistance such as filling out paperwork and submitting reports.

•    Emergency and Urgent response repairs.


•    Respond to LFG and landfill liquid collection systems call-out devices 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. OMS Tetra Tech guarantees our clients a timely response to system failure within a maximum 12-hour time period.

•    Travel for extended periods, if necessary –including overnight stays.  It is anticipated that an EFT will travel 30-60% of the time however, this estimate may change based on client needs.

•    Work effectively and efficiently as both a team and solely.

•    Walk long distances, up and down steeply sloped landfills and outdoor terrain.

•    Work in extreme (hot and cold) weather conditions safely.

•    Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis.

•    Pass a company paid, baseline health physical and drug screening, as required.

•    Complete the USEPA HAZWOPR, 40-hour, environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes.

•    Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical system failures.

•    Provide an aggressive and proactive approach to client needs and urgent issues that arise.

•    Ability to obtain, and keep in good standing, a valid driver’s license and ability to drive to job sites.

•    Must be available to work overtime, nights, weekends, on-call, and holidays if necessary.

•    Minimum High School Diploma and 1 year of general working experience.

•    Preferred A.S. or B.S Degree in environmental, or other natural science (geology, biology, ecology etc.).

•    Ability to learn and work with complex field monitoring equipment including: flame-ionization detectors, photo-ionization detectors, explosive gas detectors, water level detectors PH/temperature/conductivity meters, and other typical environmental monitoring equipment.

•    Some heavy equipment operation, HDPE pipe fusion experience a plus.

•    Ability to learn general gas, soil, and air sampling techniques including applicable environmental and health & safety regulations and regulatory requirements.

•    Ability to be familiar with operations and maintenance techniques for landfill gas and landfill fluids collection systems.

•    Ability to be familiar with landfill gas data, data processing techniques and databases.

•    Basic PC use, Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

•    Ability to build and retain mutual relationships with clients.

Job Requirements

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job Snapshot

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

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