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Industrial Hygiene Specialist
Industrial Hygiene Services Group
Entry Level

Location: St. Louis Park (Minneapolis), MN

Job Description

Entry-level position in the field of Industrial Hygiene Services.


Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a science-based field (i.e., environmental, biology, chemistry, engineering). The ideal candidate must possess strong technical writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines. Work experience in the fields of safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials control, and/or other construction trades is a plus. Applicant must be willing to travel locally, nationally, and up to 75% of the time, with occasional night and weekend work. Familiarity with MS Office programs a plus.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

  • Perform site visits, field observations, and field data collection on assignments.

  • Assist with generation of written proposals to clients for a variety of projects.

  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

Job Duties Include:

Building inspection for the purpose of identifying asbestos-containing materials (ACM):
  • Inventory suspect building materials

  • Collect bulk material samples of suspect ACM for submittal to laboratory

  • Assess physical condition and quantify material(s)

  • Create a sample location diagram

  • Write a report detailing the findings

Project Supervision during Asbestos Abatement:
  • Successful completion within AIHA’s Asbestos Analyst Registry Program

  • Onsite oversight of asbestos abatement contractor activities

  • Onsite preparation of equipment and the collection & analysis of air samples for fiber content (PCM analysis)

  • Document Contractor activities and maintain a daily project log

  • Create sample location diagrams

  • Write a closeout report

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Investigations:
  • Conduct visual survey and document existing building conditions

  • Use of various meters and instruments to collect onsite data

  • Collect samples using various EPA/OSHA methodology of various indoor contaminants for submittal to laboratory

  • Create sample location diagrams

  • Write a final report discussing sample results, observed building conditions, and provide conclusions and recommendations.

Additional Training and Services:
  • Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Inspections

  • Occupational Exposure Assessments

  • Radon Measurement (Field Technician, Professional Radon Measurement Professional)

  • WELL Performance Testing and LEED Verification

  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments per ASTM standards

  • Energy Audits

Working for Nova Group, GBC

Nova Group, GBC (Nova) is a privately held multidisciplinary advisory firm incorporated in 1987. We have a global footprint headquartered in St. Louis Park (Minneapolis), Minnesota, but our team services clients throughout the United States and abroad. Nova provides services in the areas of environmental management, compliance investigation, corrective action activities, strategic energy services, construction services, and more. Our diverse portfolio of services creates a multitude of career possibilities, and we strive to bring on talent who want to learn and build their skills across multiple sectors of our business.​ Although we service clients throughout the United States and abroad, we strive to hire individuals in the neighboring areas of our office locations across the globe, in an effort to impact the communities we serve.


As a General Benefit Corporation (GBC), Nova is aligning our values with our business practices. We recognize our role goes beyond profitability, and we deeply value our environment, our communities, and our people. 

In efforts to remain competitive and to differentiate ourselves from others in the industry, we continuously review our benefit programs. We offer flexible time off and work arrangements because we realize that personal life demands don’t just happen after working hours. At Nova this culture is successful because we trust our teams to be accountable to each other and to our clients.

In addition, Nova is committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, and continuing education to support your certifications and licenses. We look for opportunities to build skills on the job in particular, shadowing mentors and senior staff, leveraging all they have to offer. We always want our employees to feel challenged and to strive to grow their skills and careers.


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