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Lab Technician Sr Haz Wst

Company name
Waste Management, Inc.

Arlington, OR

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Lab Technician Sr - Haz Wst','17015101','United States-Oregon-Arlington','','No','No','Day','Yes, 10 % of the Time','','','','','Non-exempt','Non-exempt','Operations','!*!Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength.  WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Performs basic laboratory tasks, assists chemists, sets up routine lab parameters, and maintains logs.  Complies with QA/QC policies and procedures.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other minor duties may be assigned. 

Receives waste samples, Waste Analysis Report, and time card from Assistant Technician.

Understands and certified to perform the quality criteria required by the Lab Tech I and Tech II positions to include:

            a.         GC Orientation                                 e.         Solvent Analysis

            b.         PCB Prep                                          f.          PCB Analysis

            c.         Solvent Prep                                     g.         ICP Analysis

            d.         Metals Prep                                       h.         Varian AA

Completes record keeping on sampling procedures according to standards.

Cleans equipment and maintains housekeeping standards in work area.

Performs testing and analysis requiring technical knowledge and expertise in handling hazardous waste.

Makes independent decisions within standard practices as well as creative judgments in modifying or adapting existing methods, techniques, and procedures. Directs unusual problems or discrepancies to supervisor. 

Utilizes working knowledge of lab protocol, chemical terminology, and waste codes. 

Required to read, use basic mathematics, and complete records and logs.  Position requires a high level of concentration and close mental and visual attention

Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

Performing other duties as assigned.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: High School Diploma or GED (accredited).

Experience: Twelve months of relevant work experience as a lab technician and completed certification for Tech and 11 level parameters (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

New Employee Training


HAZWOPER (24 Hour)

DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)


Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)

Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)

Contingency Plan

Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)

Security Plan


Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDPs)

Refresher Training As Required By Law





Medical Exam

Pre Employment Physical and Drug Test

Complete Physical Biennially

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual

Physical at Termination


Respirators – Full face OV/AG or half face with face shield

Full face supplied air in some arrears

Suit – Appropriate Barrier Suite:  Liquid – yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties Solid – white Tyvek

Gloves – appropriate to hazards present – PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)

Overshoes – Vinyl Booties – Waterproof Boots – Chemical Resistant Boots

Safety glasses

Hard Hats

Shoes - Steel Toe

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: Hazardous waste disposal site / lab.

BenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.  As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more!  Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.  Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Company info

Waste Management, Inc.
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Company Profile
Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste. With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer group. In 2012, we worked with over 100 Fortune 500 companies and helped over 150 different communities become greener.

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