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Dredge OperatorsOperate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.
 
Energy AuditorsConduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.
 
Energy BrokersBuy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.
 
Gas Plant OperatorsDistribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.
 
Hazardous Materials Removal WorkersIdentify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
 
Hydroelectric Plant TechniciansMonitor and control activities associated with hydropower generation. Operate plant equipment, such as turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, electric control boards, and battery banks. Monitor equipment operation and performance and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance. Perform equipment maintenance and repair as necessary.
 
HydrologistsResearch the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
 
Meter Readers, UtilitiesRead meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
 
Nuclear Power Reactor OperatorsOperate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.
 
Occupational Health and Safety TechniciansCollect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.
 
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment OperatorsOperate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.
 
Pest Control WorkersApply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
 
Pile-Driver OperatorsOperate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.
 
Power Distributors and DispatchersCoordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.
 
Power Plant OperatorsControl, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.
 
Recycling CoordinatorsSupervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.
 
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe CleanersClean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.
 
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System OperatorsOperate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.
 
Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.
 
Water/Wastewater EngineersDesign or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.
 

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