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Environmental Specialist

Westland, MI

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website 


BENEFITS 

Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.   


This position provides specialized transportation and disposal services to our clients. Responsibilities include manifesting, packaging, spill response, labeling, loading/unloading, coordinating transportation, and sampling/profiling material while adhering to state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations.


Primary Duties/responsibilities: 

  • Sample waste streams according to prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Manifesting, packaging, spill clean-up response and remedial activities, labeling, loading, off loading, and coordinating transportation.
  • Maintain a professional image to clients by answering inquiries and suggesting solutions to existing/potential problems.
  • Comply and enforce all compliance, health, safety, and procedures in accordance with VES-TS policies.
  • Become familiar with all U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and VES-TS regulations required in submitting paperwork to expedite disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a professional manner to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Drive a straight truck while performing daily pre-trip safety inspections
  • Provide excellent customer service while working closely with the client at locations including universities, hospitals, and laboratories
  • Sort, classify, and safely package chemical wastes under ibyRCRA and DOT regulations
  • Coordinate safety protocols in correlation to incoming and outgoing facility chemical hazards
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work Environment:

  • Will travel over night once per week.
  • Every 3 weeks will be gone Monday - Thursday


Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, three weeks vacation, 11 paid holidays.
  • Benefits begin on your first day of employment.


Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or one of the sciences


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: 

  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs


Required Certification / Licenses / Training: 

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) 


Will provide:

  • Safety training
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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