Location: Oakland, CA

Asbestos and Lead Abatement Worker

Level/Salary Range: DOQ, type of work and CBA, range is $20.37/hr – $35.37/hr + Union Benefits

Job Summary

The Asbestos Abatement Worker reports directly to the Field Superintendent and is responsible for various activities in support of abatement operations on various project sites. The abatement worker performs manual labor to aid in the abatement of materials containing asbestos, lead and/or mold that are removed during project demolition or renovation.

Role and Responsibilities

Removal of construction materials containing asbestos, lead and/or mold from buildings, building components, structures and facilities utilizing removal methods in compliance with OSHA, EPA and local air quality management district regulations.

Packaging of asbestos containing wastes in preparation for disposal as hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste.

Preparation of work area controls.

Clean up work site and secure/decontaminate self, areas, tools, and personal clothing using a HEPA vacuum and/or wash area.

Monitor and maintain quality standards.

Use hand tools such as burke bars, hammers, crow bars.

Use powered tools and equipment such as grinders, saws, floor buffers.

Don/doff personal protective equipment including respirator.

Wets asbestos containing material to minimize airborne particles.

Applies encapsulant to work area.

Follow established safety rules and regulatory requirements(e.g. IIPP, OSHA , AQMD).

Maintain a safe and clean environment.

Follow company policies. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Skills, Abilities and Experience

Experience in a dynamic construction site environment including standard construction techniques, use of hand and power tools and use of personal protective equipment.

Experience in Environmental/Abatement industry preferred.

Education/Training, and Certifications

Respirator medical clearance, fit test and training.

Must be able to pass the “Live Scan” background check required by DTSC and the Department of Justice for access to government facilities.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and wear personal protective equipment including respirator for extended periods of time.

The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, (operate equipment) handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and perform a variety of body motions such as bending, twisting, kneeling and bending at the waist to reach items and work areas and reach above shoulder height to perform duties.

The employee must be able to lift and/or push and pull equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must be able to talk and hear.

Wearing a respirator (up to full face PAPR) for entire work shift (except for rest and meal breaks).

Work is performed in a variety of locations and work environments. Typical work environments include:

Outdoors at ambient temperatures and conditions for an entire shift.
Inside vacated buildings.
Within confined spaces.
The noise level in the work environment can be loud depending on equipment being operated in the vicinity.
Elevated work areas such as scaffolding, rooftops, aerial work platforms and devices.

Work involves handling and potential exposures to hazardous materials such as:

Respirable crystalline silica.
Products used in abatement activities such as encapsulant and mastic remover.

This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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PARC Environmental is California’s leading full service environmental contracting company. Established in 1985, PARC Environmental continues to be well-known and recognized for our ability to provide the highest quality asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, and other hazardous materials remediation services to our customers.

PARC Environmental
2864 E Dorothy Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 233-7156