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Environmental Specialist

Frederick, MD 21226

Posted: 07/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Environmental Job Number: 619243 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Our client, one of the largest environmental services firms in North America, is seeking an Environmental Specialist II for an Onsite Support Services (Lab/OSS) team. You will support their clients by managing their hazardous waste programs & projects, utilizing state & federal regulations. This is a labor-intensive role that requires a high-level of technical aptitude. They provide leading institutions in the higher education, life sciences, healthcare, and industrial sectors with diverse services and advice to assist them with compliance management.

Essential responsibilities:
Technical:
  • Participate in and complete on-boarding and Safety Training Development Program.
  • Conduct safety equipment and hazardous waste inspections.
  • Perform and document Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) audits for clients.
  • Regularly prepare chemical and biological waste for shipment and disposal, including creation of all federal/state waste documents and managing the paperwork for the material. You are responsible for following any applicable state and federal regulations [Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) & Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations].
  • Develop understanding of OSHA regulations as well as Health and Safety practices
  • Monthly on-call responsibilities as part of our Emergency Response team
Hands-on:
  • Material handling (e.g. transportation of materials within client sites as well as from client sites to transfer and/or end disposal facilities)
    • Safe handling of hazardous waste containers on client sites, as well as loading/unloading of waste from vehicles
  • Packaging and prepping of hazardous waste for shipment
  • Spill response measures, including assessment of the spills and potentially leading the cleanup efforts
  • Requires you to work 40+ hours per week and overtime is frequently required
Customer service:
  • Professional attitude, high energy, and high-level communication skills required when dealing directly with client representatives
  • High level of expertise (e.g. state/federal regulations, EHS standards, waste management procedures, etc.)
    • Train clients on proper chemical safety and hazardous waste management
  • Attending client operations meetings
  • Training of new team member(s)
Basic Requirements:
  • BS/BA in Environmental Science or Business-related degree required OR 2+ years of industry, or relative Military experience
  • Minimum of 6+ months experience in the hazardous waste industry
  • Certified in RCRA, DOT, and OSHA
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as individually
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to effectively interact with a broad range of personnel preferred
  • Successful completion (upon point of hire) of OSHA/DOT physical examination
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds
  • This is a safety-sensitive position 
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and relationship building skills preferred
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