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Environmental Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, life insurance, 401K, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. We offer a drug free work environment and require a pre-employment drug screen. All Applicants are subject to pre-employment security background checks, and some positions may require pre-employment physical fitness for duty tests. The Environmental Technician I is responsible for the performance of tasks associated with hazardous waste clean-up, site-remediation, equipment decontamination and handling of hazardous materials. At times, must be able to work with little or no supervision.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
o Ensures 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 pulling heavy objects. o Operates 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 Quick and immediate response when on call, secure coverage for shift and communicate your replacement's name to the coordinator. o Handles various hand tools and powered (pneumatic and electrical, hydraulic) industrial tools, including pressure washers and saws. o Works with vibration-producing tools including jack hammers, rivet-busters, air-chisels, nibblers and etc. o Ensures proper use of equipment and immediately notify supervisor of any mechanical failure or problem of equipment. o Adheres to and ensures constant compliance with Health & Safety Compliance and regulations. o Wear and properly use a variety of Levels A, B, C & D personal protective Equipment (PPE). This includes respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations. o Works in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions:
including extreme heat and cold while wearing various levels of personal protective equipment. 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. Working at elevations including working from ladders and scaffolding. o Assists in 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.
REQUIREMENTS:
o High School diploma or equivalent required. o 6+ months industry related experience. o Complete confined space entry (CSE) and 40 Hour OSHA Training. o No serious moving violations in past 3 years, i.e., Reckless driving, Driving to endanger, Open alcohol containers, etc. 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. o Valid drivers license required as a continuing condition of employment o Knowledge of RCRA requirements/regulations. o Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes, manifesting and Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) preferred. o Knowledge of chemicals. o Able to travel, work weekends, will wear a pager. o Able to take and comply with directions and perform multiple tasks. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
o Position involves strenuous physical exertion. o Available for 24/day on-call basis. o Requires standing, lifting up to 50lbs. o Requires pulling/pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, crawling, stooping and crouching in confined spaces; Requires walking, climbing, speaking, listening, color determination and clarity of vision at 2 feet or more (with or without lenses); Requires sitting. o Requires the ability to properly wear and use personal respirator equipment and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) including levels A,B,C,D & E, including full encapsulation PPE suits which can elevate body temperature substantially during strenuous exertion. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. Some positions also require a pre-hire medical exam. Must meet all work eligibility requirements. Environmentally-responsible business. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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