Environmental Technical Assistant (UTA)

Job description and perspectives

Environmental technical assistants (UTA) are qualified professionals for field monitoring stations and laboratories in the fields of environmental monitoring and environmental research. Your interdisciplinary training will enable you to take appropriate samples and measure environmental parameters with biological, chemical and physical-chemical methods independently and evaluate them.

The wide range of its fields of activity resulting from the diversity of environmental issues, ranging from cooperation in the water monitoring of wastewater and drinking water, to immission and emission measurements in the context of air monitoring, in cooperation with the construction and operation of field monitoring stations, of forest damage research, in contaminated site survey, soil monitoring networks and activities in environmental research projects.


The qualification for a UTA is acquired by additional training after completion of an education as technical assistent. The additional qualification as UTA guarantees particularly good job prospects.