Field Services

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Clean Harbors Field Services provide experienced, trained and certified skilled labor and specialty equipment to perform environmental cleanup for our customers either on-site or at other locations. While working in hazardous and non-hazardous conditions, our Field Services crews are dispatched from our service centers located throughout North America either on a scheduled or emergency basis. They manage routine industrial cleaning or respond to a chemical or oil spill cleanup. Field Technicians must be willing to work at different customer sites and be available to respond to emergency calls during off-hours.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

Our Field Services Technicians tell us that they stay with Clean Harbors for the long haul because:

  • We care about your safety.

    We take our employees safety as our No. 1 priority whether they are at work, at home or in transit. Either if you find yourself working at an industrial cleanup location, overseeing work at an oil drilling site or holding a meeting in one of our branches, nothing is more important to us than your safety. You will take ownership of your safety at all times and will be guided by our “Safety Starts with Me: Live It 3-6-5 Program”.
    Learn more about our Commitment to Safety.

  • We make a difference.

    We have responded to many of the largest environmental disasters in the United States and Canada including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, BP oil spill and many others. Our success is directly linked to our employees who are commitment to respond to these disaster calls no matter when or where they occur.

  • We want you to succeed.

    We have a place for you no matter in which stage of your career you might be. While we pride ourselves on a longstanding tradition of internal promotions and transfers, we also value the expertise that comes from outside the Company. Fresh talent means new, fresh ideas.

  • We take pride in taking care of our customers.

    Customer satisfaction is a core value at Clean Harbors. Our Field Technicians are the front line to assure that we meet and exceed our customer’s expectations every single time. Not only do they take exceptional care of their customers but they also go above and beyond making them feel like they are family.

A day in the life

meet some of our team

Larry Pope

Driver, National Transportation (Van Driver)

Braintree, MA

Been with the Company since 2008

“I feel that you should always strive to keep growing in your job, every day life, and give back to those who are new on the job. Be a mentor. Everyone has his or her ‘first’ day. Helping them to adjust and grow is a good thing to do for them and yourself.” Learn more about Larry…

Why did you decide to join Clean Harbors?

“It was a new experience for me in the hazmat field.”

What does a typical day look like for you?

“I get up early and do all inspections for my truck, then tag and load it. Then I plan my trip to the Clean Harbors plant that I’m going to.”

John F. Pehowic

Oil Sales & Service Rep (OSSR)

Chandler, AZ

Been with the Company since 2012

“US Air Force, Administrator… this is where it all began for me. Developing a strong work ethic and passion for doing the best I can for everything I did.” Learn more about John..

How did you get to be a professional driver?

“Obtained my CDL over 20 years ago. Tried many different driver positions until I found my first tanker job. I was hauling cooking oil and tequila for a regional food grade company in the Midwest. When we moved to Oregon in 1998, I landed a job with a small 'mom and pop' environmental business. I started as a driver but moved up through dispatch/office administrator and, eventually, Plant Operations Manager.”

Why did you decide to join Clean Harbors?

“I was out of the environmental business for seven years. My wife and I were looking to make a move and Phoenix was the target. I applied at Clean Harbors (Safety-Kleen) and was offered a job with open arms. My passion for recycling and saving the environment is important to me, my kids and their kids.”

Stephen Dean

Winch Deck Trailer Operator

Clairmont, AB

Been with the Company since 2007

“Clean Harbors is truly a great company to work for. I have learned many things, such as safety—it’s not just at the workplace, it’s at home, too. I have had many opportunities to learn new things about Clean Harbors and what they offer as a company. I plan to spend many more years with this great company.” Learn more about Stephen…

How did you become a Winch Deck Trailer Operator?

“I have spent 11 years in the oil patch—lots of learning and training.”

What do you enjoy about your work? What is your biggest challenge?

“Every day is a new challenge. My biggest challenge is to be safe every day.”