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Environmental Tank Cleaner

Company: Clean Harbors
Location: Kent
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Emerald Services, a Clean Harbors company, in Kent, WA (servicing Seattle Metro Area) is looking for an Union Environmental Tank Cleaner / Field Laborer to join their safety conscious team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the performance of tasks associated with emergency response, hazardous waste clean-up, site-remediation, equipment decontamination and handling of hazardous materials.

This position requires travel up to 1-3 months at a time. Hotel accommodations and per diem provided while traveling overnight. This position has set raises every 6 months per the Union contract.

Why Work for Emerald Services?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Benefits given through the UNION;
  • Starting pay $22-$24/hr with opportunity for daily overtime, as per collective agreement;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Opportunities for growth, development and internal promotion

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and always acting in a safe manner
    • Engage in strenuous physical labor including lifting and pulling heavy objects
    • Operate light and heavy equipment, handles various hand tools and powered industrial tools, works with vibration-producing tools
    • Wear and properly use a variety of personal protective Equipment (PPE). Including respirators, skin, face, hand and foot protection in a multiple number of combinations
    • Work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Work in atmospheres and locations with the potential for exposure to various chemical and physical agents, some of which may be hazardous, toxic, or corrosive
    • Work in potentially elevated noise levels, confined spaces, including lifting in areas of low clearance
    • Work at elevations including working from ladders and scaffolding
    • Assist in field sampling activities and calibration of meters
    • Climb ladders, scaffolding and into and out of trucks, tanks, and various other containers
    • Work extended (> 8 hrs.) time periods
    • Attend all compliance and safety update meetings
    • Inspect drums for container integrity and regulatory compliance
    • Safe loading and unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
    • Conduct waste stream sampling and profiling as necessary
    • Follow all local, state (provincial) and federal compliance regulations and rules
    • Safely operate vehicles in accordance with U.S. DOT, local, state (provincial) and federal requirements
    • Safely observe all corporate operating guidelines and procedures
    • Observe all company environmental health and safety operating guidelines
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    • By position, ability to be on call for emergency response on rotating basis every other week
    • By position, site-remediation, equipment decontamination, and the handling of hazardous materials

      Required Qualifications:

      • Industrial tank-cleaning experience a bonus but not required
      • Available for overnight travel about (5- 10%) of the time
      • Valid Driver's license, clean 3-Year MVR required
      • TWIC card or the ability to obtain one upon hire
      • Reliable transportation
      • Ability to perform physical functions per Key Responsibilities
      • This position includes emergency response, a continuing condition of employment is agreeing to be on-call; on occasion working on weekends and holidays will be required; emergency response situations can extend beyond 8 hours, up to 12-24 hrs.
      • Perform physical functions per job requirements
      • Successfully complete a background check, drug test, and physical, by position
      • Per OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.34, employees in positions requiring respirators are required to meet facial hair standards.

        Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or based on any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class.

        Clean Harbors is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact or 1-844-922-5547.

        Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


Keywords: Clean Harbors, Kent , Environmental Tank Cleaner, Other , Kent, Washington

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