Material Handler

Veolia Port Arthur , TX 77640

Posted 1 week ago

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

Our Gulf Coast branch provides services for our customers located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Within the Gulf Coast branch, Veolia operates a hazardous waste incinerator in Port Arthur, TX, a service center in Baytown, TX and a service center in College Park, GA. The Gulf Coast branch offers the following services: Lab Chemical Services, On-Site Services, Transportation, Household Hazardous Waste, Reactive Chemicals, Remediation, Training Services, Specialty Services, Drum Management, Incineration, Fuels Blending, Recycling and Radioactive Waste Management.

While Material Handlers I are an entry level role, they can move on to an Material Handlers II, III, and then Environmental Specialist.

Job Summary:

Responsible for performing a variety of routine hazardous and non-hazardous waste tasks in the movement and processing of various waste in various container size/type. Tasks could include: Follow procedures & direction, perform manual labor, proper usage of PPE, operate mobile equipment (manual and powered), operate fixed / stationary equipment, loading & unloading containers, perform equipment inspections, identification of various container size/type, scanning container movements, consolidation of containers & material, staging containers in designated area, recognize markings & labels. Tasks will be performed on a daily basis in the designated processing area as assigned by Leads & Supervisors in order to meet processing objectives for material disposal.

Essential responsibilities and duties include:

  • Work as directed by supervisors, leads, trainers or mentors

  • Recognize various container size & type

  • Recognize labels & markings

  • Understand and follow procedures & processes

  • Load and unload various size containers (totes, drums, tankers, trailers. etc.) using mechanical or manual means

  • Use a variety of tools such as impact wrenches, shovels, jackhammers, etc.

  • Transport hazardous materials from storage locations within the facility as directed

  • Decontaminate and dispose of empty drums and/or containers according to RCRA and disposal guidelines

  • Assist in completing all necessary paperwork for processing materials to include transportation of materials to and from various locations

  • Perform general housekeeping duties

  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe work area

  • Inspect material handling equipment as required

  • Assist in the loading/unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials at designated sites utilizing appropriate equipment for which you are appropriately trained.

Non-Essential Duties and

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • 3 to 6 months general labor experience

  • Forklift experience preferred


  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER training preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Ability to communicate through reading and writing

  • Trained in the use of material handling equipment


At Veolia, you'll find excellent rewards and benefits, along with the chance to make a difference in our world. We offer exceptional career-development opportunities as well as the potential to work in other destinations where our organization has a presence.

In addition to an exciting, dynamic workplace, here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Life and AD&D insurance

  • Long- and short-term disability insurance

  • Flexible benefit plans

  • Voluntary group legal

  • Adoption reimbursement

  • College-savings plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employer matched 401(k) plan

  • Paid time off to include vacation, holidays, sick and personal

  • Employee referral program

  • Incentive bonus programs

  • Domestic and international mobility opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

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