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Environmental Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Job Description

Veolia is a global environmental company operating in over 40 countries with 179,000 employees focused on delivering environmentally sustainable solutions. We work with a wide range of clients to retrieve and dispose of their hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. Whenever possible, we will recycle these materials. Materials which cannot be recycled will be disposed of properly to ensure a safe and healthy environment for future generations.
Essential responsibilities and duties include:
  • Manage hazardous and chemical waste programs for clients onsite following Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other state and federal government agencies’ regulations
  • Execute onsite support services for the entire life-cycle of a hazardous materials management programs at client sites by performing chemical inventories, segregating chemicals, and shipping waste off-site
  • Characterize, consolidate, pack, and ship hazardous waste for clients per RCRA, DOT and Veolia guidelines/regulations 
  • Implement and follow customer SOP's, as well as, make adjustments through customer process to accurately reflect the process.
  • Perform and document environmental health and safety audits for clients in their facilities and laboratories 
  • Adhere to Veolia and its clients' Health and Safety Practices, as well as, establish a Safety Culture.
  • Interaction with client and client subcontractors in a professional manner.
  • Tracking and verification of reporting personnel's time. 
  • Respond to chemical spill emergencies by managing the containment, clean up, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Ability to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment as needed. 
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office, as well as, Google business platforms
  • Overtime and some weekend work is expected as needed.
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions,/procedures
  • Establishing work plans and schedules for personnel and subcontractors.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License with Haz Mat endorsements.  
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong computer skills with database, Microsoft and Google office suites.

Job Requirements

Preferred qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Safety and Occupational Health preferred, but all majors are welcome to apply.  Experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as an individual
  • Leadership experience/potential 
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and relationship building skills
  • 3+ years in the hazardous waste industry characterizing, profiling, containerization of materials, labpacking, shipping, as well as, completing all required regulatory paperwork for shipment and disposal of non-hazardous & hazardous materials & wastes. 

Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RCRA and requirements relating to the identification of waste and generator inspections.  
  • Completion of 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Experience in a customer service environment