Environmental technicians help ensure compliance with the environmental standards imposed by the government, and those established by the company, throughout the extraction and ore treatment process. On a daily basis, they take samples of soil, groundwater and surface water, process water, drinking water and ambient air, and coordinate the dispatching of samples to laboratories. They maintain the filing systems for laboratory analysis results. They are responsible for reporting all irregularities observed in the course of their work, and help define solutions. They are also responsible for various measuring devices and for their maintenance. They provide support in the field to prevent environmental incidents and ensure compliance with the company's environmental rules.
- The work may be performed in an office environment or on-site.
- The work is performed in all kinds of weather, sometimes harsh.
- Some activities may involve the handling of hazardous products.