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Environmental Scientist in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job Description

Purpose: The Environmental Scientist will review waste stream forms, assign DOT shipping descriptions, correct disposal methods and facilities, and assign waste approvals in the company database for the safe management and handling of waste streams transported by HCC.      

Duties of the position:  The Environmental Scientist will provide professional support to the EHS Department by: conducting waste reviews and interpreting DOT and RCRA regulations in conjunction with the requirements and restrictions of HCC and all HCC third party disposal facilities to review, approve, and assign DOT requirements to various waste streams for HCC pick up.  This position will also provide day to day support to the Company by providing guidance on many regulatory issues spanning the hazardous waste, used oil, various state regulations, occasionally Clean Water and Clean Air regulatory issues, MSDS, DOT regulations, and all HCC programs including reuse and solvent reclamation. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Review and approve waste stream surveys
  • Interface with the TSDs used by HCC
  • Explain and answer regulatory questions regarding waste characterization, aspects of RCRA and DOT as it relates to waste streams, generators, or HCC sales representatives
  • Research, analyze, and interpret RCRA and DOT regulations for implementation of policies, procedures, or waste approvals
  • Interface with internal and external customers and regulators regarding HCC operations and various issues to HCC services

 Other Duties

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements

Position Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  Individual must have 1-3 years of chemical/laboratory or related experience.  Individual will be required to travel occasionally. 

Core Competencies

  • A working knowledge of DOT, and RCRA regulations relating to Hazardous Waste and Used Oil, State and Federal regulations
  • Ability to apply procedures consistently over time and remain consistent with company policy
  • Be able to quickly adjust to procedure/policy changes
  • Ability to work consistently and professionally under pressure
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced environment by:
    • Appropriately prioritizing work load
    • Multitasking
    • Balance speed with high accuracy
  • Excellent follow up and organizational skills
  • Be a very fast learner
  • Present a positive image of Heritage-Crystal Clean to fellow employees, external contacts, the general public 

            Work Experience

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience required
  • Working knowledge of RCRA and/or DOT a plus 

          Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry preferred or related experience 

          Specific Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Computer Use Competency
  • CCMS knowledge a plus
  • Use of iPhone required

Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors or outdoors, and may be required to sit/stand for long periods. Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see and often reach with hands, stand, and walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment. This position will be required to travel by car or air to other HCC locations or vendors regularly.  Personal Protective Equipment will be required for specific situations while in the field.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.