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Environmental Technician

Our Environmental Technician I, II, and III are responsible for the performance of tasks associated with hazardous waste clean-up, site-remediation, equipment decontamination and handling of hazardous materials. Transitioning Military, this is a great opportunity to leverage your skills and training as you return to civilian life. These positions offer the opportunity to work as part of a team and grow and advance from entry-level to management at Clean Harbors.
Responsibilities:
o Ensure Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times.
o Engage in strenuous physical labor including lifting, pulling and pushing heavy objects.
o Operate light and heavy equipment including, but not limited to: pumps, vacuum, equipment, oil spill boom, generators, bobcats, etc.
o Performs emergency response activities including, but not limited to chemical and water spills, etiological and biological contamination, tank cleaning, equipment decontamination, etc.
o Works in atmospheres and locations with the potential for exposure to various chemical and physical agents, some of which may be hazardous, toxic or corrosive.
o Works in potentially elevated noise levels, confined spaces, including lifting in areas of low clearance.
o Working at elevations including working from ladders and scaffolding.
o Completion of associated paperwork, including but not limited to daily worksheets, vehicle inspections, equipment inspections and Health and Safety requirements and permits.
o Quick and immediate response when on call, secure coverage for shift and communicate your replacement's name to the coordinator.
o Vehicle inspections, equipment inspections and Health & Safety inspections. Ensures proper use of equipment and immediately notifies supervisor of any mechanical failures or problems with equipment.
o Adheres to and ensures constant compliance with Health & Safety Compliance and regulations.
o The ability to wear and properly use a variety of Levels A, B, C & D personal protective Equipment (PPE) including respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations.
o May direct the work of the Environmental Technician I and II.
o Assist in the field sampling activities and calibration of meters.
o Climbs ladders, scaffolding and into and out of trucks, tanks, and various other containers.
o Works extended (> 8 hrs.) time periods. Note that in emergency response situations these periods can extend beyond 8 hours, up to 12-24 hrs.; Because of the emergency response and operational nature of the position, a continuing condition of employment is that the applicant/candidate acknowledges and agrees to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and on occasion will require work during week-ends and holidays
o Perform other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Clean Harbors business.
REQUIREMENTS:
o High School diploma or equivalency. 2 or 4 year degree in Environmental Studies is a plus.
o 2+ years construction field or related experience.
o Will be required to complete confined space entry (CSE) and 40 Hour OSHA Training.
o Clean Driving record, for the purposes of CHESI, includes: No more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years;
No DUI/DWI in past 3 years; No preventable accidents in the past year; No more than 2 preventable accidents in the last 3 years; No serious moving violations in past 3 years, i.e., Reckless driving, Driving to endanger, Open alcohol containers, etc.
o Clean driving record and a valid drivers license required as a continuing condition of employment.
o Knowledge of RCRA requirements/regulations.
o Attention to detail and perform multiple tasks.
o Ability to work with little or no direct supervision and an aptitude to complete assigned work.
o Understands the manpower and equipment required to complete assignments
o Knowledge of chemicals preferred.
o Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes, manifesting and Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) preferred.
o Strong mechanical ability.
o Demonstrated leadership ability.

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