Environmental Tech II

Des Moines, IA

Job ID: 48812 Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: $43000.00 - $65000.00

Environmental Tech $43-65K Salary


Job Incumbent s Name: Multiple Positions LocationDepartment: Metro hazardous Waste Dropoff (Bondurant Landfill) FLSA: Non-Exempt

Date: March 5, 2004May, 2017 5

Reports To:
Facility Manager Pay Rate: 2017 scale - $43, 346-$65, 019 DOE


Responsible for receiving, inspecting, sorting and preparing for disposal household hazardous waste and ensuring Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG s) comply with all safety requirements.


The Environmental Tech position provides skilled individuals an opportunity to join with, advance within, and utilize their skills to make a valuable contribution to MWA s daily operations.

*** Any applicant selected for hire will be required to submit to a formal post offer, national criminal background screen, DOT drug test, physical exam, and strength test.

The following duties are normal for this is position, but . Duties and responsibilities are listed to reflect a sense of key priority. The should not bey are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned as needed, and employees are expected to perform those duties to the best of their ability, while maintaining a positive, team oriented attitude.

  1. Receives, inspects, sorts and prepares household hazardous waste for disposal or reutilization in accordance with 40 CFR and complies with all the requirements of 40 and 49 CFR related to packaging, marking, labeling, and records keeping. Follows established procedures for the safe handling, identification, and segregation of materials throughout the receiving process. Submits unknown materials to a testing laboratory for identification.

  2. Provides prompt and courteous service to both internal and external customers and educates customers and coworkers on proper waste handling procedures through the use of effective written, verbal and electronic communication.

  3. Ensures all hazardous materials are placed in specified areas and relocates filled containers to the approved storage areas.

  4. Maintains current Hazardous Waste Handling certification and Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) permitting the use of truck with 30 trailer, airbrakes, with hazardous material endorsement. Prepares hazardous material shipping papers. (*** MWA May assist individuals to acquire these qualifications see below)

  5. Operates all assigned material handling and transport equipment. Conducts mobile collection events and transports material to the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off. (*** Requires Class A CDL w\ Hazmat endorsement see below)

  6. Selects and maintains approved storage areas within the facility that provide safety for personnel, security of property, and efficient space utilization.

  7. Inspects and maintains facility and equipment daily, makes on-the-spot correction when possible and performs special inspections as directed. Reports unresolved deficiencies to the facility manager. Requests reorder of supplies before they become exhausted.

  8. Maintains facility lawn and grounds. Includes, but not limited to, mowing, weed eating and snow removal.

  9. Participates in all safety training, follows established safety procedures, makes recommendations for safety improvements and corrects unsafe acts or conditions when appropriate.

  10. Understands the EMS (Environmental Management System) policy and what it means to MWA. Understands how the position and job responsibilities impact the environment and seeks to identify areas in need of improvement. Recommends improvements through the Suggestion Box or to the EMS Core Team or the MWA Management Team in cases where does not have the authority to make improvements.

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  12. Maintains knowledge of latest technological developments and provides subject matter expertise in these areas.

  13. Performs other special projects, duties and responsibilities as assigned


Position requires:

  • A Bachelor s Degree in a recognized science curriculum (biology, chemistry, etc.) with emphasis on environmental science. May substitute job-related experience for part of the education requirement.

  • Previous job related experience, including experience in handling and processing of hazardous waste products, is preferred.

  • 40-hour OSHA Certification is preferred.

*** (MWA may, for otherwise qualified applicants, assist in obtaining)

  • Current Commercial Driver License (CDL) with hazardous material endorsement.

*** (MWA may, for otherwise qualified applicants, assist in obtaining)

  • Basic Computer Skills


Physical Requirements

Position requires:

  • Sufficient dexterity and eye, hand, and finger coordination to operate computer office and laboratory equipment.

  • Occasional reaching and handling. Lifting and carrying objects weighing fifty (50) pounds

  • Frequently stands, walks or drives for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use and/or wear all required protective equipment and clothing, including a respirator.

Cognitive Demands

Position requires:

  • Knowledge of standard techniques and chemical characteristics necessary to make accurate identification and classification of hazardous waste materials.

  • Ability to classify all types of household hazardous waste and skill in accurate reading of chemical analysis and understand their characteristics in the identification process.

  • Knowledge of RCRA, OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulatory requirements for the handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communications

Position requires:

  • Direct telephone, in person and written interaction with federal, state, and local regulatory officials, senior staff, industry professionals including customers and contractors, school groups, and the general public, in the provision of program services.

  • Ability to motivate other employees in safety, regulatory compliance, and customer service functions.

Environmental Adaptability

Position requires:

  • Ongoing exposure to toxic agents such as pesticides and poisons, potentially explosive or other unknown risks from incoming materials, and odors from solvents and other chemical products.

  • Exposure to seasonal weather elements; excessive heat and excessive cold.

  • Exposure to moving machinery such as can crusher, forklift, and related equipment.

  • All employees, supervision, and management have responsibilities for establishing a safety culture that results in zero accidents. It is the employee s responsibility to follow all safety policies and procedures and to notify the appropriate person(s) in the event they witness an unsafe activity.

This position summary has been prepared by WorkSource, and while fairly accurate, it SHOULD NOT be construed as a "formal" Job Description. The MWA formal job description can be found on the official MWA website in the "Careers" section. The website also will provide you with additional information about MWA.

*** If you are looking to become part of, or change your role within, the MWA team, you are encouraged to review the company website, the formal job description, and learn as much as you can about the company, and its history. Thank You.


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