Approvals Chemist in Arkadelphia, AR at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/20/2023

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About Veolia

Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group supplied 79 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 48 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) generated consolidated revenue of €28.508 billion in 2021.

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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.   

Position Purpose:  
Responsible for reviewing and approving hazardous and non-hazardous material for disposal in accordance with site capabilities, approved permits, and appropriate regulatory requirements. Determines acceptability or rejection of chemical components of materials utilizing analytical data, MSDS’s, and facility information. Ensures that the approval process is in proper compliance with company and regulatory policies and procedures. 

Primary Duties/responsibilities: 

  • Tracks profile submissions and ensures that profile reviews are completed promptly.
  • Completes the review process on a variety of materials and assigns pricing/process codes to waste streams that are approved.
  • Assigns parameters in laboratory testing of individual samples to verify material.
  • Provide constructive input on existing and/or proposed policies, regulations, and other pertinent changes to expedite the approval process at the facility.
  • Assists in the technical training for facility.
  • Maintains the pre-approval queue for generic approvals.
  • Tracks and manages laboratory sales sample submissions and provides feedback to the branches upon completion.
  • Performs a detailed manifest review for each load that arrives on site to ensure everything is correct and compliant.
  • Manages annual profile renewals.
  • Performs calculations on each profile to complete the profile elemental composition section of the blend spreadsheet.
  • Drafts waste acceptance letters for each approved profile and provides to the customer service/sales team.
  • Become proficient in Veolia iSeries computer system related to profiles, pre-approvals, and approvals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education / Experience / Background: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or related discipline
  • 5 to 6 years in the hazardous waste industry or related work experience
  • 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: 

  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft and/or Google Suite
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced environment
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong customer orientation

Required Certification / Licenses / Training: 

  • OSHA HAZWOPER Certification

Additional Information

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.