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Environmental Specialist

Somerville, MA 02143

Posted: 04/12/2024 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Environmental Job Number: 571623 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Our client, who is one of the largest environmental services firms in North America is looking for Environmental Specialist to join their renowned team of professionals. 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.
As an Environmental Specialist you will support our 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 and the ability to deliver high-level customer service

Essential responsibilities and duties:
 
Technical:
  • Completion of on-boarding and Safety Training Development Program
  • Safety equipment inspections
  • Hazardous waste inspections
  • Perform and document environmental health and safety (EHS) audits for clients
  • Regularly preparing chemical and biological waste for shipment and disposal, including creation of all federal/state waste documents and managing the paperwork for the material
    • 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)
Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Environmental Science or Business-related degree or relative Military experience preferred 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as an individual
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