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Environmental Specialist- Austin in Austin, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Austin, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

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.

Job Summary:
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.

Essential Duties and 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 Veolia policies.
• Performs spill cleanup as well as participate in remediation projects in and out of the work area.
• Have the ability to support other operations when there’s a need.
• Become familiar with all U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Veolia regulations required in submitting paper work to expedite disposal of hazardous waste.
• Moves material within the facility using appropriate equipment such as hand trucks, pallet trucks, forklifts, golf cart etc. Must also be able to do some heavy lifting (up to 70lbs).
• Performs general house cleaning duties and maintains a clean, organized and safe work area. Complies with all prescribed safety procedures and regulations. Report all incidents and accidents. Works safely and wears the appropriate PPE for task.
• Must be able to work shift work

Job Requirements

• High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science discipline preferred

• 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification
• Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• 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