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Environmental Technician

Company: SYLVIS Environmental
Location : Edmonton,AB

* This is an ECO Canada Youth Employment Program position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: https://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Company Profile


SYLVIS is a residuals management firm that provides environmental consulting and operational services to a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors.  At SYLVIS we believe that sustainability is intrinsically linked to our ability to manage our residuals through innovation.  For more information on what we do, visit our website at www.sylvis.com.

Job Description


The Environmental Technician will be based out of our Edmonton office and work with our team of professionals in AB and BC. You are a self-starter, enthusiastic, and a contributor in dynamic and interdisciplinary environments, working equally well to accomplish specific tasks either alone or in a team. You are known for your organization, attention to detail, can-do attitude, problem solving, and work ethic. You will assist in implementing our operational and consulting project requirements in both the field and the office. Examples of recurring tasks may include:

  • • Conducting environmental monitoring, including soil and water sampling.
  • Operating light field equipment such as power washers, soil samplers, and power hand tools.
  • Data entry of environmental monitoring results.
  • General labour such as shoveling, hammering stakes, or sweeping heavy equipment.
  • Working with project team members to ensure environmental compliance in all aspects of project delivery.
  • Supervision of contractors and operational site activities.
  • Completing safety documentation and actively supporting a safe work culture.
  • General office duties such as cleaning sampling and field equipment, vehicle cleaning / maintenance, and ordering field supplies.


SYLVIS’s business is built on technical expertise, exceptional customer service, and a team-based approach to project delivery.  To excel in this position, you need to be prepared to deliver outstanding service by drawing on your previous experiences. You:

  • Have a technical diploma or a degree in environmental studies, horticulture, biology, forestry, mining, or engineering.
  • Have 1-3 years of experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Have an ability and interest to work in the field for an extended time, including working overtime as required.
  • Are physically fit and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • Work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.
  • Previous work experience in environmental monitoring or consulting is an asset.
  • Experience working with organic residuals such as manure, biosolids, or compost is an asset.


SYLVIS offers a healthy, dynamic, fast-paced, team-orientated work environment, a commitment to ongoing professional development, and a benefits package.  SYLVIS emphasizes professional integrity and the highest work quality that continues to exceed our client’s expectations. SYLVIS hires and retains exceptional people.


Are you passionate about environmental operations and sustainability? We look forward to hearing from you! Send a cover letter and resume in confidence to SYLVIS via our website at www.sylvis.com/our-company/careers.  In your cover letter, please include a response to the following questions:

  • What key skills will you bring to SYLVIS?
  • What skills would you like to gain and develop while working at SYLVIS?

We are looking to fill this position as soon as a qualified and suitable candidate is found. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.