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

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:
  • Build containment areas prior to beginning abatement or decontamination work. 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.
  • Remove asbestos or lead from surfaces, using hand or power tools such as scrapers, vacuums, or high-pressure sprayers
  • Assists in demolition and deconstruction activities of buildings
  • Prepare hazardous waste for processing or disposal
  • 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.
  • Clean contaminated equipment or areas for re-use, using detergents or solvents, sandblasters, filter pumps, or steam cleaners
  • 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.
  • Complete daily walk through inspection with supervisor of the work sites to identify potential environmental or safety hazards
  • Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods
  • Load/unload materials into containers or onto trucks
  • Stay current with yearly physicals and trainings
  • Performs other related and non-related duties as assigned.
High school Graduate or GED; Valid Driver's License;  Asbestos Certificate/Training required prior to hire (see below).  Prior work experience in an industrial/mechanical or asbestos, mold or lead based paint abatement / removal setting preferred. 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.

Asbestos Technician

29, Jun

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Training Required prior to hire!
SHC does not provide an Asbestos Certification, but we do recommend other trainers to help you get started. One of them is The Asbestos Institute: "Based in Phoenix, Arizona, The Asbestos Institute provides a variety of safety training and certification. The Asbestos Institute has been providing EPA – accredited training all over the United States since 1988, the first year of AHERA accredited training. This safety training includes, but is not limited to, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, lead training, hazmat training and asbestos training and certification." - The Asbestos Institue

SHC also recommends ETC as an option for getting your Asbestos Certification. ETC Compliance Solutions provides "safety and environmental training and consulting services throughout Arizona, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa and Germany in the areas of OSHA, HAZWOPER, DOT, IATA, MSHA, EPA, RCRA, Asbestos and Lead". - ETC

Arizona Training Resources

The Asbestos Institute
ETC Compliace Solutions
If you are based in New Mexico, you can contact DC Environmental for training services. "DC Environmental Inc. is an Environmental Consulting and Training Company providing a wide range of solutions to private business, government and industrial clients." - EC Environmental

New Mexico Training Resources

DC Environmental