Asbestos Worker

$22.00 - $24.00 yearly
  • Retro Environmental
  • east and Central PA
  • Nov 13, 2023
Full time Construction

Job Description

Retro Environmental, a well-established Selective Demolition and Environmental Remediation Company, is seeking to hire a Full-Time Asbestos Workers to join our team.


Job Summary: An Asbestos Worker is responsible for the safe removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) from structures following industry regulations and safety protocols.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Asbestos Removal:
    • Safely remove asbestos-containing materials from ceilings, walls, beams, boilers, and other structures as per project requirements.
    • Use hand and power tools to remove asbestos and assist with encapsulation or repair of asbestos-containing materials.
  • Safety Protocols:
    • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators, protective suits, gloves, and eye protection.
    • Set up containment areas and decontamination units as per guidelines.
    • Ensure proper ventilation in the work area and monitor air quality.
  • Waste Handling:
    • Properly bag, label, and seal asbestos waste in leak-tight containers.
    • Ensure the correct disposal of asbestos waste in designated facilities, adhering to local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Equipment Maintenance:
    • Clean and maintain tools, equipment, and machinery used in asbestos removal.
    • Ensure the proper functioning of negative air pressure units and other safety equipment.
  • Continuous Learning:
    • Stay updated on the latest safety guidelines, removal techniques, and regulations related to asbestos abatement.
    • Attend regular safety training sessions and certification programs.


  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • State or region-specific asbestos worker certification.
  • Prior experience in asbestos removal and demolition preferred.
  • Knowledge of the health hazards and safety precautions associated with asbestos work.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding conditions, including confined spaces and heights.
  • Ability to follow proper safety protocols, take direction and work effectively with teams.
  • Must have reliable transportation; willing to drive to job sites as far as two hours from office location.
  • Must be able to work 10-hour shifts, day and night shifts, weekends, and overtime when necessary.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must pass physical fitness test, asbestos respirator fit test as well as be cleared to work around asbestos and other hazardous materials.
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs, climb ladders, and stand or walk for extended periods.
  • Capacity to wear protective suits and respirators for extended periods.
  • Specific vision requirements include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • A criminal background check, drug and alcohol screen will be conducted.



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching up to 3%
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Additional Bonus Opportunities
  • Per Diem pay is available for work at remote locations
  • Ongoing training and career development offered


Retro Environmental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


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Experience Level

Entry Level