​​​Solving Environmental Concerns Since 1982
Southwest Hazard Control, Inc.

Asbestos Technician

29, Jun

The Asbestos Technician will be responsible for various activities in support of the abatement, deconstruction, maintenance and operations of Southwest Hazard Control buildings and facilities. They will perform manual labor to aid in remediation, abatement, deconstruction and demolition of buildings.  The worker performs skilled work to remove asbestos, mold and lead based paint from ceilings, walls, beams, boilers, piping and other structures, following hazardous waste handling guidelines. Depending on training, the asbestos technician might assist in Hazmat projects.
The Demolition / Abatement Worker job duties may require some or all of the following:
  • Assembles scaffolding and seals off work area, using plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Positions mobile decontamination unit or portable showers at entrance of work area.
  • Positions portable air evacuation and filtration system inside work area.
  • Cuts and scrapes asbestos, mold or paint from surfaces, using knife and scraper.
  • Assists in demolition and deconstruction activities of buildings
  • Shovels asbestos, mold or paint into plastic disposal bags and seals bags, using duct tape.
  • Cleans work area of loose asbestos, mold or paint, using vacuum, broom, and dust pan.
  • Places asbestos, mold or paint in disposal bags and seals bags, using duct tape, loads bags into truck.
  • Cleans and maintains tools, sampling equipment and lab equipment.
  • Responsible for keeping site and grounds clean and neat.
  • Performs daily equipment checks.
  • Picks up necessary supplies and tools from warehouse as directed.
  • Loads and unloads scrap materials into trucks and roll off boxes.
  • Performs work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures and operates equipment safely.  Reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor.
  • Performs other related and non-related duties as assigned.
High school Graduate or GED; Valid Driver's License;  40 hour HAZWOPER Certificate.  Prior work experience in an industrial/mechanical or asbestos ,mold or lead based paint abatement / removal setting highly desirable. Operating or working alongside backhoe, forklift or related material handling equipment experience also highly desirable.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of basic construction and maintenance techniques and practices concerning asbestos, mold or lead based paint removal or demolition and deconstruction operations
  • Ability to operate construction equipment & tools. 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs unaided, stand and climb on ladders, roofs and uneven / unstable surfaces.
  • Ability to follow oral instructions promptly and accurately
  • Ability to work in disagreeable conditions
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner.
Work Environment 
Work is performed primarily in an outside environment or in industrial building areas. There is exposure to high equipment noise, chemical fumes, and potential electric and machinery hazards. Field conditions outdoors are varying weather conditions, with varying low to high equipment noise; walking on changing ground surfaces; and there is some driving in various weather conditions.
Special Requirements 
Aptitude and ability to complete both Asbestos Worker Certified Training and Air Monitoring Training.  40 hour HAZWOPER Certificate.  Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license.  Subject to drug screen at any time and without notice.  Take pre-employment and annual physical examinations certifying ability to perform the essential job functions.

Download Application