Clean Harbors would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to all of the brave men and women who have served and protected our country and freedoms. We are proud to provide our veterans the opportunity to begin and grow their civilian careers. At Clean Harbors we have a long history of hiring our military heroes: from our front line team members who serve our customers to our business leaders and our executive team. We are proud to have veterans from all branches of the military developing and succeeding in their civilian careers.
Our veterans have told us that the transition to a civilian career at Clean Harbors works because:
- We are focused on safety and compliance while having the ability to follow strict guidelines.
- Our culture is based on teamwork and chain of command.
- The work we do on a daily basis, requires precision and communication. In order to attain success, our teams have to pay close attention to their work and understand the directions they are given.
“Before coming to Clean Harbors, I was in the military for six years (NAVY). Quick background… I
was in the first Persian Gulf War in Iraq. I was stationed
onboard the U.S.S. Midway and cross–decked to the U.S.S. Independence—both aircraft carriers. I was
a hydraulics/structural repair troubleshooter/tech on A6-E
Intruder aircrafts (VA-115 Eagles), which was a fast–paced job on the flight deck of the carrier.
During my last year-and-a-half, I was boots-on-the-ground in Baghdad.”
Learn more about Shane…
How did you get to be a professional driver?
“When I came out of the military, I started driving as a means of revenue for me and my family. I have had extensive driver training, from over the road to regional to local. I took to a college course on CDL training as well as equipment operation. I logged over 300,000 miles driving a truck and countless miles since then as every job I have had has required a CDL.”
Why did you decide to join Clean Harbors?
“I decided to join Clean Harbors for the safety aspect. There are numerous other reasons, like the great people. Clean Harbors provides advancement opportunities, which I am very interested in. Clean Harbors also allows me to utilize my skills, whether it be driving, equipment operation, or now in a supervisor role. Overall, I was very impressed with the Company and wanted to put my skills and knowledge of the environmental field to work to help Clean Harbors.”
What does a typical day look like for you?
“There really is no typical day for me, as every job changes as well as the terrain and environment. The one thing that never changes is the focus on my team and myself and safety, we always discuss safety every morning.”
What do you enjoy about working at Clean Harbors?
“I enjoy coming to work! It is a pleasure to be around a good, solid group of individuals. I also like having the trust from my management team to let me work a job/project with minimal interference. I also enjoy that when you work hard in this company, it rewards people for doing so.”
What does it take to be successful at Clean Harbors?
“To be successful at Clean Harbors, you need to be dedicated to safety, professionalism, attention to detail, and be willing to work at any given notice. Having a good background as far as knowledge, good motor skills, education always helps. I believe above all, aside from safety, having the ability to listen and learn.”