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Field Chemist- Des Moines

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Location: Des Moines, IA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Category: Chemical Tech & Management
Job ID: 68128

Job Description


The Opportunity

Clean Harbors Omaha, NE is looking for a CleanPack Chemist to join their safety conscious team! As an Environmental Field Chemist (internally referred to as a Clean Pack Chemist), you are responsible for working at various customer and retail locations and collecting, identifying, packaging, loading, and transporting hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

This position will also require obtaining a Class B CDL within the first 6 months of employment. This position will also prepare waste drums for pick-up and delivery at Household / Retail Hazardous Waste facilities and customer sites. Our Chemists will also participate in Household Hazardous waste collection events held on weekends around the region as business demands require, typically 6 times a year (and are scheduled in advance).   Please Note: This is NOT a laboratory-based position. It is 100% field based and will require physical labor work.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages with weekly overtime opportunities; 
  • Annual boot allowance;
  • All PPE and uniforms provided and cleaned daily;
  • 10 Paid Vacation, 3 Paid Personal and 5 Paid Sick days off per year;
  • Opportunities for growth, development and internal promotion;
  • 401K with Matching, tuition reimbursement;
  • Company paid certifications, licenses and training including HAZWOPER 40;
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career;
  • Company paid training and tuition reimbursement;
  • Positive and safe work environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with collecting, identifying and packaging hazardous/non-hazardous waste produced within customer facilities;
  • Prepare waste drums for pick-up and delivery;
  • Operate a Class B 26’ Box Truck, drive out to different client sites using the company vehicle;
  • Physically intensive work, loading and unloading materials on truck;
  • Sampling and/or analyzing waste before completing shipping documentation;
  • Assisting on Household Hazardous Waste Programs in the area as business demands require.

What does it take to work for Clean Harbors?

  • Previous experience in a labor-intensive role required;
  • Previous experience in hazardous material handling, and/or lab packing experience a preference;
  • College degree in chemistry, biology or other natural science preferred;
  • Ability to obtain/retain Class B CDL with Endorsements upon hire;
  • Strong customer service skills required;
  • Ability to travel as business demands require.

Wondering what to expect in starting your career with Clean Harbors?  Click Here to view a Day in the Life Video! Join our safety focused team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

40 years of sustainability in action. Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.

We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role. Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

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