Air Quality Monitoring Field Technician (Current Employee) – Syracuse, NY – November 25, 2014
A typical day at work includes arriving at 6am and attending a morning operations meeting were any new issues or problems concerning the project are discussed along with the day's activities. Following the meeting I usually finalized and post the previous days report for my manager to review. Daily tasks usually included:
-Maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of sampling equipment (e.g., MiniRae 3000, Photoionization Detector, ADR 1500 Particulate Monitor, Jerome J505 Mercury Meter, Jerome 631X Hydrogen Meter, Sound Track LXT Sound Level Monitor, Nasal Ranger Field Olfactometer) -Provide data analysis, data entry and validation, composition of daily reports and diagrams -Collaborate with construction managers, health and safety personnel and DEC officials on a daily basis -Attend and support daily operational meetings -Conduct orientation and training to new project personnel in accordance with project specifications
The most enjoyable aspects of my job include working with my co-workers and all the other clients and contractors involved in the project. I love the fact that I am involved in cleaning up the environment for future generations. Being able to work outdoors for considerable portion of my day is also very fulfilling.
The hardest aspects of my job probably include all the troubleshooting and maintenance of our sampling equipment. Even though this is an ongoing process and can be frustrating and challenging at times it does provide an excellent opportunity to learn and thinking outside the box. It also provides useful experience working undermore... pressure and stress.less