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Hazardous Waste Technician - Req 184
Job Title: Hazardous Waste Technician
Job Location: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Job Classification: Non-Exempt
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Where to Apply: imssfl.com
This position performs tasks and duties associated with operation of hazardous and controlled waste systems, facilities, and equipment. The activities may be conducted at Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) permitted under Federal and State hazardous waste programs or accumulation areas, which do not require a permit. Controlled wastes are regulated under various regulatory programs (e.g., used oil, industrial wastewater, PCBs, universal wastes). The activities may also encompass packaging, waste pickup, transportation to designated storage areas, waste treatment, and recycling.
Performs procedures for safe handling of hazardous materials in drums, bulk containers, and stationary tanks.
Executes facility Contingency Plans in response to emergency situations including procedures for equipment decontamination.
Performs as a team-member for hazardous materials spill cleanup and execute procedures for containment, recovery, neutralization, absorption, and collection of spill residues.
Demonstrates competency and maintain certification in first aid and CPR.
Implements safety techniques for bonding/grounding, fire control, vapor control, ventilation, lockout/tagout, hearing conservation, and blood-borne pathogens.
Understands and follows written instructions for proper segregation and storage of hazardous materials by compatibility groups.
Processes and completes related documentation such as work orders and manifests.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
Cleans and maintains field operating and collection equipment and devices to ensure proper operation. Maintain field supplies.
Performs or assists with any departmental operations, as required or directed to maintain workflow or respond to emergency conditions.
Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition. Ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Properly manages by-products, which may include hazardous wastes, resultant from workplace activities. Specific responsibilities may include proper waste
segregation, containerization, handling, and responding to emergencies in a manner consistent with Company policies/procedures and site-specific workplace instructions.
Education / Training:
This position requires a two-year degree in Hazardous Materials Technology or related field. Candidate may substitute a High School diploma and two years of directly related experience for each year of required college credits. Must be able to recognize, apply, and respond appropriately to chemical hazard information. Must be capable of donning Level A Personal Protective Equipment and pass related physicals. Must have good mechanical aptitude and be able to communicate effectively with supervision, engineers, and external customers.
Upon employment, additional Company certifications must be acquired and maintained for operation of specific equipment and systems. This may include initial and recurrent training in one or more of the following functions:
HAZMAT employee (49 CFR 172 Subpart H) within 90 days of employment and triennially thereafter.
RCRA TSD worker (40 CFR 264.16 and FDEP Operating Permit) within 90 days of employment and annually thereafter.
HAZWOPER employee (29 CFR 1910.120 (p) and/or (q)) within six months of employment and annually thereafter.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
The employee must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with HazMat endorsement. Must be capable of donning Level A Personal Protective Equipment and pass related physicals.
Conduct proper use of ancillary equipment such as drum crushers, drum carts, drum tippers, forklifts, pumps, hoses, valves, meters, and scales.
Operate tractors, flatbed, tanker, and vacuum trucks.
Use hand tools and perform routine maintenance on facilities and equipment.
Identify and use appropriate safety equipment such as personal protective equipment, communication equipment, fire extinguishers, eyewashes, and safety showers.
Must thrive in a team atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees. General office environment may require minor lifting, up to fifty (50) pounds, and bending. Demands of work assignments may require some physical exertion such as climbing, walking, stooping, working at heights and in small spaces as well as other more specific, but common, characteristics such as use of personal protective equipment.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
IMSS is a drug-free workplace.