On-Site Environmental Technician II - Industrial Wastewater Plant Operator and Compliance Inspector

Billings, MT, United States

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a creative, talented Environmental Technician for immediate employment based from BNSF Railway in Whitefish, Montana Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operations.  This role will perform compliance inspections at various sites in Western Montana, and conduct WWTP operations for the Whitefish facility, as well as Missoula, Montana.  In addition, supporting other regional BNSF locations as requested.

Duties include the following:

  • Operating the WWTP to meet the required discharge limits during routine influent and treatment conditions outlined in the municipal permit.
  • Operating the WWTP in a safe and professional manner, including maintaining required training and certifications including e- RAILSAFE, Contractor Orientation, and Roadway Worker Protection.
  • Confirming proper operation and testing of the WWTP after repairs, maintenance or cleaning.
  • Participating in BNSF Bi-Monthly WWTP Operator calls, and annual BNSF WW Conference.
  • Perform all inspections utilizing the BNSF’s EAM system.
  • Perform routine cleaning of the DAF associated with WWTP operations.
  • Coordinating and/or assisting with WWTP repairs, maintenance, and cleaning utilizing the EAM system.
  • Read, understand, and follow published test methods and standard operating procedures, including company and client specific programs.
  • Produce accurate and complete documentation of operation, inspections and compliance according to standard operating procedures.
  • Show initiative in maintaining and repairing equipment, ordering and organizing supplies and maintaining work area.
  • Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.
  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.
  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
  • Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.
  • Identifies discrepancies in results.
  • Provides guidance to entry level engineers. 
  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with moderate supervision.
  • Effectively work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Effectively communicate with site representatives regarding schedules and task requirements.
  • Perform SPCC, SWPPP, and RCRA inspections at various locations in OR and southern WA.
  • Keep well organized files and documentation to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Performs a variety of tasks in support of project staff.
  • May gather and maintain specified records of scientific data for supervisor, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections at client sites.
  • Other activities may include assisting with calculations, setting up and operating equipment, inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation. 
  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories under supervision.
  • Participate in other environment-related projects and tasks as required, and support WWTP operations at other client facilities under direction of staff as necessary.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, practices and procedures; recognizes differences or changes that would indicate the need for attention. Receives and maintains required safety training including OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER Training with annual 8-hr refresher, 30-hr OSHA Training, client-specific training and regulatory specific training.


Minimum Requirements:

  • HS + 2 Years experience performing compliance inspections or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check.
  • Must be able to successfully complete initial and random screening. requirements including drug, breathalyzer, urine and/or hair test.
  • Valid US Driver’s License to operate an AECOM provided vehicle for travel to various project site(s) to support project task(s) assignments and scope of work. For positions with driving responsibilities, Motor Vehicle Records are reviewed as part of AECOM’s background check process to ensure compliance with the Company’s driving standards.
  • Candidate must be able to meet medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical exam.
  • Position requires availability for on-call duty. Employees who work on-call are expected to be available to work outside on their normal work schedule including weekends, on short notice.
  • Position is primarily fieldwork: daily tasks require moving and working in outdoor environments with uneven terrain and variable environmental conditions including heat, cold, dusts, dryness, noise, moisture, vibration, and chemicals to perform daily walk-throughs, inspection of worksite, environmental sampling, and operations and maintenance tasks. Also, a portion of the daily work is unaccompanied in isolated/remote areas.
  • Position requires frequent (more than 50% of the workday) repetitive bending/stooping, to perform environmental sampling tasks.
  • Position requires power gripping/squeezing hand tools and levers 10-15% of workday.
  • Position requires ability to operate office computer and field tablet to enter data tracking requirements.
  • Position requires frequently lifting, carrying, and loading equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. such as sample coolers and pumps without assistance and up to 75lbs. with assistance.
  • On occasion position requires working with arms above shoulder level and using ladders.
  • Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including but not limited to gloves, safety glasses/goggles, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, and hearing protection.


Preferred Requirements: 

  • Preferred 4 years of experience in compliance inspections.
  • Aptitude for operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to record data neatly, accurately, and legibly.
  • Prior Health and Safety experience.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship opportunities for US Employment Authorization are not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • In order to receive a security badge at the client worksite for which you are being hired to perform services, you will be required to pass the client's background, medical and drug screening requirements, which will be done after you have commenced employment and is a condition of your continued employment.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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