Lab Technician - Hazardous Waste

Waste Management Emelle , AL 35459

Posted 2 days ago

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Performs data entry, initiates inventory control tasks, maintains employee time records, generates reports, and maintains process files for the Laboratory.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Receives waste samples, generates Waste Analysis Report (WAR), assigns and maintains sample tracking and data entry for Laboratory.

  • Contacts truck driver to pick up paperwork when analytical testing is completed and disposal paperwork is approved, when required.

  • Generates numerous reports, establishes and maintains section files, logs and records.

  • Processes time cards and maintains attendance records.

  • Make and file approval folders.

  • Assist Approvals personnel in updating profiles in AS-400 System.

  • Responsible for inventory control function including researching potential products and vendors, preparing bid packages, initiating requisitions, and ordering supplies, equipment, PPE, chemicals, furniture, printing, etc.

  • Assists Technicians and Chemist with laboratory procedures, by performing Tech I level parameters.

  • Maintains housekeeping in work area.

  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

  • Works independently, receiving a minimum amount of supervision and guidance on established laboratory procedures. Uses judgment when reviewing paperwork for completeness and accuracy. Must have a working knowledge of department practices and procedures, laboratory and sampling protocol, chemical terminology, and manifesting. Uses data base and spreadsheet computer applications.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Required: High school diploma or GED (accredited), plus one (1) year experience in the waste disposal business with emphasis on waste code utilization. High school chemistry or equivalent laboratory experience preferred.

  • Preferred: High school diploma or GED (accredited), plus one (1) year experience in the waste disposal business with emphasis on waste code utilization. High school chemistry or equivalent laboratory experience preferred. Data entry skill = 30 WPM.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

Requirements

NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING

  • RCRA
  • HAZWOPER (24 Hour)
  • DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)

RCRA / HAZWOPER Training:

  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)

  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

  • Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)

  • Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)

  • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)

  • Contingency Plan

  • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)

  • Security Plan

  • Hazwoper

Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDPs)

Refresher Training As Required By Law

  • RCRA
  • Hazwoper
  • DOT
  • Forklift

Medical Exam

  • Pre Employment Physical and Drug Test

  • Complete Physical Biennially

  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual

  • Physical at Termination

PPE

Respirators

  • Full face OV/AG or half face with face shield

Full face supplied air in some areas

Suit

  • Appropriate Barrier Suite: Liquid - yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties Solid - white tyvek

Gloves - appropriate to hazards present

  • PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)

Overshoes

  • Vinyl Booties

  • Waterproof Boots

  • Chemical Resistant Boots

Safety glasses

Hard Hats

Steel Toed Shoes

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) regularly, most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds occasionally, rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, etc.) All of work day, part of the work day;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements occasionally, rarely;

  • Normal setting for this job is: Hazardous waste disposal site / laboratory, lab.

Benefits

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply."

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