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National Response Corporation Environmental Field Technician in Syracuse, New York

Environmental Field Technician

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  • Syracuse, NY, USA

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  • Full Time Non-Exempt

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US Ecology, Inc. is a leading North American provider of environmental services. Since 1952 we have been helping our customers keep the environment clean by doing the hard but rewarding work of safely disposing of hazardous and regulated waste. In short, we work to protect human health and the environment in pursuit of a sustainable future for our children and their grandchildren.


Fundamental to everything we do is our commitment to valuing the talents of each individual and harnessing the combined strengths of our diverse work force. The people of US Ecology are committed to this partnership and are the cornerstone of our overall success. US Ecology provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, Paid Time Off and much more!

We are currently seeking Environmental Field Technicians to join our growing team!

Position Overview:

Environmental Technicians work on environmental remediation and / or asbestos projects in a supporting role. Tasks would include but may not be limited to; basic constructions, light demolition, small machine operating, asbestos abatement, spill response, remediation, tank removal, tank cleanings, general industrial cleaning, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Correct completion of all job-specific, employee related NRC paper work including Timesheets, Daily Work Reports, Driver's Logs and Daily Tailgate Safety Meeting Forms.

  • Ability to perform heavy lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds); use of hand tools, power tools, bending, stooping, shoveling and other physically demanding tasks on a daily basis.

  • Ability to be use/operate basic construction tools, small electric pumps, large fuel powered pumps, plate compactors, trenchers, truck scales, etc.,.

  • Ability to load/ unload drums, cylinders, equipment from and into vans, flatbeds, trailers.

  • Ability to perform confined space work inside tanks of varying dimensions; involving squatting and crawling for possible extended periods.

  • Ability to assist in retrieval or cleanup of impacted materials.

  • Ability to follow directions; read/speak and understand English; read and understand common danger placards / labels and hazardous warning literature including site safety plans.

  • The ability to safely drive and perform safety checks on all vehicles for which licensed.

  • Must be able to understand and comply with company and client safety standards.

  • Ability to perform work under sustained hours, uncomfortable weather conditions and rough terrain.

  • Must be clean shaven at all times to allow immediate use of respirators as required by work zone air monitoring.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Requires High School or GED (or equivalent reading, writing and reasoning skills)

  • Minimum 2 years' experience performing related work (firefighting, emergency response, general construction, industrial cleaning).

  • Qualified employees should possess the 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

  • Must have a valid Class "C" License (CDL preferred) and maintain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that meets company policy standards. Haz Mat endorsements preferred.

  • Confined Space Entry Training, Asbestos Supervisor or Handler certifications and CPR/First Aid Training are desirable.

Successful completion of a pre-employment background and substance screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search as well continued verifications throughout employment to ensure that all records meet company policy standards.US Ecology is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a drug free work environment to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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