Environmental Technician (Male, Age 29) in ephrata, PA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Environmental Technician|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||6 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
landfill with a workforce of about 52 employees
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
daily site inspection to ensure all regulations are being upheld
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes i enjoy working with others
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 2
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Start work at 6:30am go around site and do daily site evaluation. Check several pump stations and make sure they are working properly. Go and assess the daily disposal site.|
|8am to 9am||Begin paperwork. There are several forms that need to be completed on a daily basis to ensure nothing is being over looked.|
|9am to 10am||Continue with paper work. Also do another site evaluation as well as a perimeter odor check.|
|10am to 11am||Site tour of facility. Take 25 4th and 5th grade students around facility to show them the ins and out of the landfill. This is part of our giving back to the community.|
|11am to 12pm||Finish tour show them the work that goes into the landfill before the trash can be disposed of.|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch and site assessment also another perimeter odor survey around facility|
|1pm to 2pm||PA Department of Environmental Protection arrives on site for a site evaluation.Take him around facility. No issues are found.|
|2pm to 3pm||Go and do some survey work in the area of new construction. Discuss any issues with the operations manager.|
|3pm to 4pm||Continue to survey area and verifying that the current construction is going to the plan|
|4pm to 5pm||Begin wrapping up for the day. Verify that disposal site is properly closed down and do any overall site assessment to ensure there are no issues before leaving. Final perimeter odor survey. Leave site at 5:00PM|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
resume and paper application
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no I was just thrown into the position and had to fend for myself basically
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes I had several training course prior to taking this position through my college courses
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes it taught me to be organized
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
have a desire to protect the environment and good organizational skills
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
organization is very important, also a strong computer background and communication skills
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
to be patient it can be very overwhelming at first, and requires a lot of time.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes I feel from here I can move up to position of higher authority
What are your current career goals?
To find a position that does not require so many hours
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||CQA manager||3 year||40000||quality control for landfill construction|
|Prior Job 2||environmental technician||6 year||65000||to maintain environmental compliance on a daily basis and maintaining a good public image|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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