• Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,540
    $19,410 range bar $48,230
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Hazardous materials removal workers identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials like asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil.

What do they typically do

  • Load or unload materials into containers or onto trucks using hoists or forklifts
  • Follow prescribed safety procedures or federal laws that regulate how to dispose of waste
  • Remove asbestos or lead from surfaces using hand or power tools such as scrapers, vacuums, or high-pressure sprayers
  • Operate machines or equipment to remove, package, store, or transport loads of waste materials
  • Construct scaffolding or build containment areas before beginning abatement or decontamination work
  • Drive trucks or other heavy equipment to take contaminated waste to designated sea or ground locations
  • Clean contaminated equipment or areas for re-use, using detergents or solvents, sandblasters, filter pumps, or steam cleaners
  • Record numbers of containers stored at disposal sites, specifying amounts or types of equipment or waste disposed

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 225

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Abatement Worker, Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Hazard Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Asbestos Worker, Decontamination and Decommissioning Operator (D and D Operator), Hazmat Technician (Hazardous Materials Technician), Waste Handling Technician
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