US Ecology, Inc. Field Chemist in Alameda, California
You have a strong work ethic, are reliable and consider yourself a go-getter. You enjoy working outside in the fresh air on a daily basis. You manage your time wisely and feel accomplished after a hard day's work. You are a decision maker who likes to be challenged, apply your knowledge and expertise and can always be counted on to exercise sound judgement on and off the jobsite. You desire to learn new skills, be part of a team, and advance within a growing company.
Field Chemists are operationally focused with an emphasis on tracking, sampling, packaging, manifesting, and scheduling hazardous waste projects on time and within budget while maintaining accurate project records.
This position is integral in supporting USE's 24/7/365 emergency response operations .
Day in the Life
After checking in with your manager, you can expect to:
Ensure health and safety compliance on all assigned projects.
Manage all potential risks and liabilities of a project through complete understanding of the contract documents in order to maintain and protect USE's best interest.
Manage all phases of hazardous waste disposal of hazardous waste generated on assigned projects including hazard categorization, manifesting, disposal, and reporting.
Complete chemical identification, segregation, packing, profiling, and transporter arrangement of all hazardous waste for internal and external clientele.
Track waste, schedule disposal with dispatch and be responsible for the 10-day activities to assure compliance.
Build relationships with key members of various regulatory agencies and participate in meetings and symposiums whenever possible.
What you need to apply
BS (chemistry) or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum 2+ years of experience in the environmental hazardous waste industry.
Possess current industry required certificates.
Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets company standards along with the ability and willingness to add the HazMat endorsement.
Must be able and willing to travel and work extended hours including evenings and weekends, working in often undesirable conditions, in inclement weather while exposed to dust, fumes, dirt, heat, cold, noise, vibrations.
US Ecology helps our customers keep the environment clean by doing the hard but rewarding work of safely disposing of hazardous and regulated waste. In short, we work to provide a sustainable future for our children and their grandchildren.
For your hard work
Tuition reimbursement after six months
Opportunity for professional growth
Employer paid certifications and training
100% employer paid medical for you
Paid Time Off
Cash Recognition Programs
Find out more at www.usecology.com
US Ecology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.
US Ecology, Inc. is a leading North American provider of environmental services. Since 1952 we have been helping our customers keep the environment clean by doing the hard but rewarding work of safely disposing of hazardous and regulated waste. In short, we work to protect human health and the environment in pursuit of a sustainable future for our children and their grandchildren.