Are You Looking for a Career in the Environmental Field? EFS Has Available Opportunities!

We-are-RecruitingEFS is the Midwest leader in drilling and probing; operation and maintenance; and remediation and construction services. Do you have what it takes to be part of our team?

EFS is hiring for multiple positions at our offices in Indiana and Alabama. Positions include a Driller or Drill Helper in our Toney, Alabama office as well as a Drill Helper and a Field Technician in our Westfield, Indiana office.

EFS offers a variety of great employee benefits including:

  • Holidays: Employees receive eight paid holidays per year.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Employees receive PTO for vacation, personal and sick leave.
  • Medical/Prescription and Dental Insurance: The company offers and subsidizes medical, dental and prescription drug insurance.
  • Life Insurance and Disability: The company provides group term life insurance and long-term disability at no cost. Voluntary life insurance and short-term disability are available at group rates.
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan: This plan provides voluntary investment options designed to supplement retirement income. The company has a discretionary match of up to 50 percent of an employee’s contribution up to a total of six percent of an employee’s annual compensation. The plan is on a six-year graduated vesting.
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Training/Professional Memberships
    • Professional Licenses and Certifications
    • Flextime

Come join the EFS family and apply today!


Dirty Dirt: The hazards of soil pollution, and what to do about it

SoilcontamSoil pollution is the build-up of toxic substances in concentrations high enough to be hazardous to human health, wildlife and the natural ecosystem. Contaminated soil can have serious health effects on humans, as well as the environment.

Health effects on humans include organ damage, increased risk of cancer, and bioaccumulation, or the transfer of pollution throughout the food chain. Regular monitoring of soil quality can help prevent exposure to dangerous contaminants.

But what do you do if you think your soil might be polluted? EFS provides complete and innovative remediation services for addressing contaminated sites. Our remediation services include: demolition, excavation, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil, construction and installation of in-situ remediation systems, and more. Click here to see how EFS can help you remove contaminated soil.


What We Do – Part 3: Operation and Maintenance

#1 pressure washing AlphaEFS has experience with the installation, operation and maintenance of remediation and pollution control systems. EFS is capable of taking designs prepared by others and constructing remediation systems in accordance with client specifications. Following installation, EFS personnel will operate and maintain these systems during their operating life. In the area of pollution control, we provide inspection, monitoring and maintenance services for all types of industrial, air, water and wastewater pollution control systems.

Our Operation and Maintenance Services include:

  • Remediation System Start-Up and O&M
  • Facility Decontamination/Industrial Cleaning
  • AST & UST Cleaning
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Drum Sampling, Overpacking, & Removal

To learn more about our services, click here.

Who We Are – Part 1:The History of EFS

Safety Boots HardhatEnvironmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) was established in 1994 to provide high quality, service oriented, technical field support to the environmental and engineering consulting industry. Our goal has always been to provide innovative environmental investigation and remediation services to private industry, and federal and state government agencies. We started as one of the first adopters of direct push technology in the state of Indiana. At our inception, we recognized a lack of environmental contractors capable of providing innovative construction and investigation services, understanding the regulatory requirements, prioritizing safety first and assisting in the client’s objectives of obtaining site closure. EFS started with four employees and a Geoprobe©.

As of today, EFS has provided this quality, innovative services to clients throughout the continental United States. We have provided investigation and remediation services to a wide variety of clients directly and indirectly through environmental consultants and engineers, including:

  • Industrial Facilities
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Army
  • Local Fire Departments
  • State Regulatory Agencies
  • National Guard
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With our focus on leading edge technology, quality service and project safety, EFS has expanded services and grown to approximately 50 employees, and has done work in 28 states. We have performed investigation and remediation services on sites contaminated with dioxins, radioactive wastes, PCBs, chlorinated solvents, asbestos, petroleum, heavy metals, unexploded ordinance and cyanides. We have performed demolition on missile silos, large industrial facilities, gas stations and firing ranges.

Building on our direct-push and investigation experience, EFS began implementing in-situ chemical oxidation remedies at sites in 2001. To date, we have addressed numerous sites impacted with chlorinated solvents, hydrocarbons and metals using a variety of injection methods and oxidants. We have also successfully performed sustainable remediation utilizing phytoremediation for the past 10 years. Through the years, EFS has developed a reputation for designing and performing high quality solutions to difficult environmental and geotechnical issues in a cost-effective manner while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

EFS is a small business enterprise dedicated to providing technical field support for all types of geotechnical and environmental projects. Throughout our history, EFS has been committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and our customers. Our commitment to safety is shown in our comprehensive Health and Safety Program which has resulted in an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.74 and a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) well below the national industry average.

EFS Senior Leadership

leadershipLeading EFS is a team of senior technical personnel highly skilled in managing day-to-day operations and providing technical oversight to the more than 50 experienced staff members currently working at EFS. Together, they have more than 50 years of combined experience in the environmental industry. Learn about each of our senior staff and the experience they have below.

  1. Eric Likens – Operations Manager 
  2. John Spearin – Federal Program Manager
  3. Jim Wegener – Project Manager, O&M Services
  4. Chris Rismiller – Drilling Principal
  5. Joe Tillman – Licensed Driller


EFS has 20+ Years of Experience Working in Various Government Sectors

In today’s competitive government market, you need to do more than fill a small business enterprise (SBE) requirement. You need an SBE that’s focused on quality, responsiveness, and cost. EFS has the equipment, resources, and experience to assist prime contractors in all areas of environmental field support. Our goal from the start has been to provide high quality environmental field services in a cost-effective manner to our government clients.

EFS has a wide variety of government experience over the past 20+ years. Below is a list of some of our experience, both directly and indirectly, in various government sectors. Click on each to learn more about the project.

Since our inception, EFS has strived to conduct business with the highest standards of honesty, trust, professionalism, and ethical behavior. To learn more about EFS and the other industries in which we serve, click here to visit our website.

#DidYouKnow EFS has experience working on Superfund Sites

Excavator Blue Sky#DidYouKnow that EFS has experience working on dozens of Superfund Sites across the United States?  Below is an example of a Superfund Site where EFS performed work in recent years.

Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) was contracted by a client to provide soil mixing services for the site located in Ashippun, Wisconsin.

Prior remediation efforts consisting of a groundwater pump and treat system operated at the site until 2004. An amendment to the Record of Decision (ROD) modified the treatment strategy to excavation or in-situ treatment of hot spot areas in order to meet the remedial action objectives for the site in a shorter time period.  In – situ treatment was selected as the remedy and this phase of work focused on five specific “hot spot” source areas containing elevated concentrations of trichloroethylene (TCE) in soil and groundwater.

Initial site activities included the establishment of staging and laydown areas, and installation of erosion control measures.   Following set up, EFS excavated and stockpiled 215 cubic yards of clean topsoil and 1,160 cubic yards of overburden soils to access the treatment intervals.

Soil mixing was performed to promote in situ chemical reduction through biotic and abiotic degradation mechanisms with the addition of Daramend®, a proprietary products that consists of a soluble substrate and zero valent iron (ZVI).  Daramend® was delivered in bulk and blended on site and delivered to the targeted treatment intervals using an excavator mounted dual axis mixing tool to depths of up to 18 feet below grade.  Post mixing verification sampling confirmed the achievement of design mix ratios in each of the treatment cells.  Geotextile fabric was installed and each treatment cell was backfilled to grade with the overburden soils and topsoil.  Following topsoil placement, each area was reseeded to promote site restoration.

A list of current Superfund Sites can be found on the EPA’s website. Click here to see if there are any sites close to where you live.