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Lab Chemist II - Buttonwillow,CA

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Location: Buttonwillow, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2021
Category: Chemical Tech & Management
Job ID: 72030

Job Description




The Opportunity 


Our team in Buttonwillow, CA  is looking to add a seasoned Lab Chemist II to their team! The Chemist is responsible for the routine and non-routine, sampling and analysis of samples to determine their chemical and physical properties. 


This position is based in both a Laboratory and Field setting. 


Why work for Clean Harbors? 


  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live      it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages;
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment;
  • Group 401K with company matching component;
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Great work life balance;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career. 


Key Responsibilities:  


  • Ensuring 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;
  • Performs non-routine analysis of samples following prescribed procedures, with the ability to solve minor problems;
  • Calibrates and utilizes basic instrumentation, with  the understanding of the underlying theories;
  • Performing maintenance of equipment and suggests  solutions to problems;
  • Completes all paperwork associated with the  analyses in a neat and timely fashion (ex., calibration logs, run logs,      etc.);
  • Ensures that all work meets applicable QA/QC  guidelines;
  • Proper management of waste generated as a result  of analytical procedures;
  • Maintaining a safe working environment that is in  compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations as well as all      applicable company Health and Safety and Compliance protocols;
  • Performs training and other aspects of Chemica Hygiene Plan as directed
  • Reviews all applicable laboratory SOPs, annually  and scores a satisfactory score on SOP quizzes;
  • Adhere to all applicable CHES policies and CHES SOPs;
  • Performs job functions in compliance with the company standard: Clean Compliance;
  • Responsible for supply management in their area of responsibility, including proper housekeeping and best management      practices;
  • Performs analysis of samples following prescribed      procedures; 


    • Assign process codes for waste shipments based on  test results. 
    • Generate pick lists of drums for processing
    • Tests lab samples of all types from drummed and bulk waste shipments
    • May off-load, label and sample incoming drums.
    • Enter in lab and other sampling information into waste  management platform.
    • Enter data into administrative spreadsheets for data consideration and regulatory requirements


What does it take to work for Clean Harbors? 


  • High School and science degree or area of study. 
  • Will consider 2 or 4  year science or environmental course of study (A.A. or B.S.)
  • Science Degree preferred but not required;
  • Previous  lab experience or haz waste experience is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in local, state or federal laboratory testing  credentials considered an asset;
  • Understanding of math, chemistry, and chemical testi  is  a plus. 


Join our team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at 


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.


Position Requirements


Potential Applicants:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability.






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