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Environmental Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Facility Support

Performs a variety of engineering work in designing, installing, operating and maintaining measuring apparatus necessary to determine the level of pollutants involving air, land and water. Ascertains levels of pollution and recommends appropriate action to management to assure conformance with federal, state and municipal legislation and regulations regarding environmental control. Assists in the overall planning and installation of equipment revision relating to the environment. Performs tests or experiments requiring the use of nonstandard procedures and complex instrumentation. Serves as liaison between the organization and regulatory agencies concerned with environmental control.

Work Settings

Entire facility, including office and manufacturing floor. The average workweek is 40 hours. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


Bachelor's degree in related discipline, may require graduate school

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average annual earnings in CNY in 2004 were $64,497.

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