Profession air pollution analyst

Air pollution analysts conduct field and lab tests to examine the pollution of air in different areas. They also identify sources of pollution.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Chemistry

    The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

Skills

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Write production reports

    Make up and complete shift schedules and production reports in a timely manner.

  • Collect samples

    Set up and operate equipment to collect water, gas or soil samples for testing.

  • Test samples for pollutants

    Measure concentrations of pollutants within samples. Calculate air pollution or gas flow in industrial processes. Identify potential safety or health risks such as radiation.

Optional knowledge and skills

train employees assess environmental impact conduct inter-shift communication use technical drawing software impact of meteorological phenomena on mining operations collect geological data mathematics