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ENVIRONMENTAL WORKERS


Environmental workers clean and protect the environment. OTI’s Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class offers an environmental training track. If you’re interested in learning more about pursuing a trades career focused on improving and protecting the environment, check out our Pathways to Success Program and Sign up for an Information Session, the first step to enrollment in the program.

Examples of Environmental Workers

Laborer and Environmental Worker Anjeanette Brown and one of her favorite tools

Laborer and Environmental Worker Anjeanette Brown and one of her favorite tools

They can be Laborers managing stormwater through installing storm drains and bio-swales, and erosion control. Laborers also perform hazardous waste clean-up and asbestos abatement.
Environmental workers can work in recycling of hazardous waste and other materials at organizations such as Metro. Recycling, material recovery, construction & demolition debris collection and recycling, and waste minimization are all jobs that minimize our impact on the environment.

Kate Davenport sorts batteries as a Hazardous Waste Worker for Metro

Kate Davenport sorts batteries as a Hazardous Waste Worker for Metro

Kate Hill sorts used building materials as a Recycling worker for the ReBuilding Center

Kate Hill sorts used building materials as a Recycling worker for the ReBuilding Center

Environmental workers can work in deconstruction and material re-use at firms like the ReBuilding Center
Clean-up of former industrial sites such as in and around the Portland Harbor means that the river is safer for swimming, boating and fishing, and that contaminated land is now able to be used productively.

Lori Baumann works on the Oregon City Bridge, preventing lead contaminates from entering the river

Lori Baumann works on the Oregon City Bridge, preventing lead contaminates from entering the river

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