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Lead Material Handler - Austin in Austin, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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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:
Primary role is to direct and coordinate all team member activities to achieve team goals. The Lead Material Handler is a working team member that performs numerous material handling team tasks as required. Tasks could include: Follow procedures & direction, perform manual labor, proper usage of PPE, operate mobile equipment (manual and powered), operate fixed / stationary equipment, loading hazardous and non-hazardous materials and by-products, perform equipment inspections, and identification of various container size/type. Conducts daily inspections of loading areas and incoming/outgoing trucks to ensure operational success with hazardous and non-hazardous shipments. Ensures all duties are carried out in accordance with standard operating practices and procedures. Serves as mentor / trainer and develops other employees to ensure progression

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage assigned area while maintaining operation efficiencies. Ensures the work area is maintained, safe and organized.
• Reports all incidents and accidents to management. Wears and ensure employees wear the appropriate PPE for tasks.
• Responsible for loading and unloading hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials and by-product.
• Responsible for loading hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials at designated sites utilizing appropriate equipment.
• Moves material within the facility using appropriate equipment such as hand trucks, pallet trucks, forklifts, golf cart, etc.
• Must be able to safely and properly label, lift, weigh, and store containers weighing up to 70lbs.
• Overseas and conducts daily inspections of loading areas and incoming/outgoing trucks to ensure operational success with hazardous and non-hazardous shipments.
• Verifies and fill out shipping paperwork in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Interfaces with other departments to obtain information, answer questions, and resolve problems and special requests.
• Recognize various container size and types. Properly inspect segregate and consolidate all waste stored on site.
• Reviews and maintains documents related to the preparation and shipping of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with regulations and company procedures, including shipping papers, manifest logs, etc.
• Communicates with the supervisor to ensure goals and expectations are met.
• Ensures safety and compliance is a priority. Ensures everyone works safely and wears the appropriate PPE.
• Performs spill cleanup as well as participate in remediation projects in and out of the work area.
• Have to the ability to support other operations when there’s a need.
• Must be able to work 12 hour shifts. (Day Shift 6:30am -6:30pm). This position will work in the elements both inside and outside.


Job Requirements

• High School Diploma and/or G.E.D. equivalent
• Minimum two year hazardous material processing and/or handling

• 40-Hour HAZWOPER training preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• Ability to communicate through reading and writing
• Trained in the use of material handling equipment


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