Environmental Technicians - Chicago, IL

Typical Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collect trash, recyclables, hazardous waste, scrap metal and other waste streams throughout the plant and transports to disposal container or storage room.
  • Segregate, sort and package waste streams for off-site shipment in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
  • Load semi-trailers and roll-off boxes for shipment to landfill, recycling center, and any other disposal site.
  • Perform and document daily vehicle inspection prior to use.
  • Clean/maintain organization and compliance of 90 day Accumulation Area, including sweeping the floor, mopping the floor, labeling drums.
  • Assist supervisor with response to chemical spill incidents by placing adsorbents on liquids, sweeping or vacuuming solids and containerizing cleaned up materials for proper disposal.
  • Assist Project Manager with daily supply delivery, waste pick up sand waste organization.
  • Perform inspections of waste storage areas, and emergency equipment, taking corrective action to eliminate deficiencies identified during the inspection.
  • Inventory and Inspections of Waste Spill Kits.
  • Document and inform Resource Manager of any contamination in plant’s recycling and waste containers.
  • Maintain necessary documentation of waste inventories, inspections and other activities as required.
  • Operate fork truck to load/unload trucks, etc.
  • Operate Burden carrier
  • Follow all plant- related safety guidelines.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • School Diploma AND one year experience in waste management; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.



  • Current 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) with Annual Refresher (desired); will be provided upon hire.
  • Current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, desired); will be provided upon hire.
  • Current 40-hour Department of Transportation (DOT, desired); will be provided upon hire
  • Current Fork Truck Operator Training (desired); will be provide upon hire.


Position Reports to:

Technical Service Manager

Resumes may be submitted to: