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Class B Environmental Field Chemist

Location: Denver, CO, United States
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2022
Category: Driver - Chemist
Job ID: 118435

Job Description

Overview

This position is an entry level management position.   From this role, there are approximately 15 other roles one can be promoted into within Clean Harbors.  A significant number of our middle and senior management staff all started in this role, from less than 5 years ago to 30 plus years ago.  Many others who have started in this role have significant positions within our customers as Environmental Health and Safety staff members at significant universities, pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as other customers. 

We will accelerate your training, so you learn the skills and knowledge to succeed in this position and start your career.  You can work in any of our 200+ branch locations and can transfer internally.  After successfully learning this position in approximately 18 to 36 months, then you will have the opportunity to move into a Salary Management position.  

A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred within 90 days of starting.  Clean Harbors will provide the needed training to help you obtain your license. 

This role is a 45-50 hours per week position, with opportunities for more hours if you desire. 

Job Description: Clean Harbors has an opening in Denver for an Environmental Field Chemist.  This position will be responsible for the performance of task associated with handling, segregating, packing, and inspecting chemical waste in accordance with Federal/State/Local regulations and our company policies and procedures.   This position will work both indoors and outdoors at plants, labs, customer sites and are responsible for assisting with lab packs within customer facilities, household hazardous waste (HHW) collections and lab moves.  This is a customer facing position, working at customer sites daily. 

Our Environmental Field Chemist is an entry level position into an exciting and rewarding career at Clean Harbors (See attached Career Progression program).  Transitioning Military, this is a great opportunity to leverage your skills, experience, and training as you return to civilian life.

*The Environmental Field Chemist are (NOT) laboratory-based Chemist.

**Work location schedule:  Location – Environmental Field Chemist will be assigned to a 4day-10 hour per day work schedule or Monday – Friday, with available OT.

General work description: Completing samples, coordinating waste shipments, complete spill response assignments, create manifests/BOL’s, and manage 90-day areas, etc.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority, and we live it 3-6-5
  • Obtain degree with Purdue Global with all expenses covered by Clean Harbors
  • Competitive wages 
  • Rapid developmental and progression plans
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K with company matching component
  • Generous paid time off and company paid training to include CDL training
  • Positive and safe work environments
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your environmental career
  • Clean Harbors training includes:
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) environmental certifications
    • EPA Resource and Recovery Act (RCRA) environmental certifications Department of Transportation (DOT) environmental certifications 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities (Training delivered in Classroom, On the Job Training, Online Classes)

  • Ensures that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Prepare computer generated packing lists, labels, manifest, and land disposal restriction notifications;
  • Perform inspections of staging, accumulating and storage areas to ensure proper housekeeping procedures and compliance;
  • Inspect storage area and drums for leaks or spills;
  • Inspect drums for compliance with labeling regulations;
  • Collects, segregates, and properly packages waste chemicals for disposal to maximize efficiency and maintain compliance;
  • Executes Jobs at Clean Harbors customer locations including fortune 500 companies;
  • Responsible for final preparation and approval of all projects before shipment in accordance with OSHA, EPA, DOT and company policies;
  • Conducts projects/jobs according to site specific Federal, State, and local regulations and health and safety plans;
  • Understand customer specific disposal restrictions/special packaging requirements;
  • Sample and profile of new waste streams or any waste needing analytical testing;
  • Ensures drum count is correct and that drum conditions are shippable in accordance our company’s policies and procedure;
  • Physically demanding position; Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Strong customer service skills
  • By position, obtain a CDL Class B with hazmat and tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment
  • Perform physical functions per job requirements
  • Successfully complete a background check, drug test, and physical, by position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Chemistry or Natural Science
  • Previous experience in Environmental Services (i.e. remediation, abatement, emergency spill response, etc.)

 

Our Environmental Field Chemist is an entry level position into an exciting and rewarding career at Clean Harbors. Transitioning Military, this is a great opportunity to leverage your skills, experience, and training as you return to civilian life.


This position is an entry level management position.   From this role, there are approximately 15 other roles one can be promoted into within Clean Harbors.  A significant number of our middle and senior management staff all started in this role, from less than 5 years ago to 30 plus years ago.  Many others who have started in this role have significant positions within our customers as Environmental Health and Safety staff members at significant universities, pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as other customers. 

We will accelerate your training, so you learn the skills and knowledge to succeed in this position and start your career.  You can work in any of our 200+ branch locations and can transfer internally.  After successfully learning this position in approximately 18 to 36 months, then you will have the opportunity to move into a Salary Management position.  

Clean Harbors Technical Services

  • Waste Disposal – Comprehensive disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at Company-owned facilities
  • Recycling Services – Extensive recycling, reuse and reclamation options for materials such as solvents, chemicals, oil and electrical equipment
  • Chemical Packing – Safe, efficient handling and disposal of the widest range of chemicals, including reactives and compressed gases
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Services – HHW collection programs of all types and sizes, facilitated by Clean Harbors expert personnel 

Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or based on any other federal, state/provincial, or local protected class.

 

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

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