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Environmental Scientist/Industrial Hygienist

Employer
The Vertex Companies, Inc.
Location
Raritan, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 4, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Overview:
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction and environmental solutions. We have approximately 600 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America. Wecareabout our clients AND ouremployeesso we operate with aconstant sense of urgency and always look to add value. This strategy has allowed us to growwith our clients over the past 24 years at a rate of 30% per year. We have been able to maintain exceptional quality through this constant growth cycle because of ourlifetime of learning program which keeps us ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving economy. Bottom linewe deliver.For more informationabout VERTEX visitus here http://vertexeng.com/.

Responsibilities:
Our Industrial Hygiene and Building Sciences team in our New Jersey office is growing! The Industrial Hygiene Technician position is a multi-faceted role, working on a wide variety of commercial and industrial hygiene projects to perform traditional industrial hygiene functions, including chemical exposure monitoring, indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments water and mold sampling, lead paint investigations, mold mitigation oversight and management, noise assessments/surveys, and OSHA compliance monitoring. As an IH Tech, you will investigate sites, diagnosing and reporting on the cause/effect of various environmental contaminants. Your focus is on the proper identification, mitigation, and resolutions of a wide range of hazards that will positively influence the health and safety of our client's work environments. This is an excellent opportunity to launch or enhance your Industrial Hygiene career working with an experienced staff in an exciting and growing company environment. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on an effective and efficient schedule, working with senior staff, and providing field oversight on a variety of projects. The Industrial Hygienist Technician will work under the supervision of a Senior Industrial Hygienist when performing all but routine field tasks. The Senior Industrial Hygiene team will provide additional training and guidance to help expand the Technician's capabilities.Core ResponsibilitiesPerform comprehensive industrial hygiene and ESH functions under the leadership of an experienced Industrial Hygiene staff. Perform chemical, noise, and environmental contaminant exposure monitoring and assessmentsConduct Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments and investigate interesting commercial/industrial environments including those symptomatic of "sick building syndrome"Perform and/or assist with inspections/assessments, building material sampling, water sampling, odor investigations, and/or air monitoring related to Industrial Hygiene and Building SciencesAssist in performing asbestos building material surveys Determine potential causes of a variety of suspicious odors, damp/moisture/vapor-like sources, gather samples and analyze resultsStudy patterns of environmental injury and identify where problems originate from and make recommendations to remediate/resolveDraft reports for review/revision by senior personnelTravel regionally up to 80% of the time; duration of travel may vary depending on project and client needs. Must be able to work evening and weekends when neededSkills & AbilitiesExcellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise verbal and written reportsAbility and willingness to use Personal Protective Equipment, including the use of respiratorsAble to participate in medical surveillance including respirator fit testing, and vaccinationsAbility to walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain, and carry field testing equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularityMS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)Familiarity with cloud-based computing products for reporting, filing, and other job responsibilities QualificationsBS in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or related field1+ years of professional Industrial Hygiene, environmental and/or construction inspection field experience (experience in Industrial Hygiene or environmental sampling is a plus)Safe driving recordThe following certifications/licenses are a plus: New York State Asbestos Inspector, New York State Asbestos Project Monitor, Asbestos Project Designer, Asbestos Management Planner, New York State Mold Assessor, Lead Inspector/Risk AssessorKnowledge of USEPA, NESHAP and AHERA regulations as well as New York and New Jersey regulations, and guidance documents is a plusBenefitsWe offer a generous benefits package including paid time off (3 weeks vacation), medical, dental, vision, 401K match (immediate vesting), short/long term disability, life insurance, dependent care benefits, tuition reimbursement, and access to a wide variety of services, wellness programs and more.VERTEX Health and Safety Training and Protocols are BUILT around you!We take your health and safety seriously and our training, equipment and safety protocols are designed to protect our greatest asset, our employees.

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We reserve the right to modify or revise the Job Description in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.
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