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Harsco Corporation Environmental Technician II in Des Moines, Iowa

Are you looking for an opportunity that is more than a job? Plant your roots and grow with Clean Earth. Here at Clean Earth, you will have the opportunity for a career in the growing field of environmental sustainability. Clean Earth provides waste solutions to retailers, pharmacies, hospitals, government operations, harbors, manufacturers, and consumers. Clean Earth ensures a cleaner, greener planet for generations to come. You could be part of the solution!

Why join Clean Earth?

In addition to competitive pay, we also offer:

  • Health benefits available Day 1

  • 401k available Day 1

  • 10+ paid holidays/year

  • Free HAZWOPER training and certification

  • Overtime opportunities

  • Ability to be cross-trained into different roles

Clean Earth is a leading provider of environmental services with over 60 facilities throughout the U.S. We are a division of Harsco Corporation, a global powerhouse with over 11,000 employees. And we were recently named as one of America's Most Loved Workplaces 2022 by Newsweek!

Environmental Technician II performs routine and frequent manual and heavy labor tasks to properly consolidate, treat, store, pack, transport and/or dispose of Non-hazardous waste in accordance with environmentally responsible and cost-effective practices and Clean Earth policies, practices, and procedures. Job requires maintenance of records, accuracy and attention to detail, the ability to follow instruction and to work independently once proper training provided. This role will assist driver with onsite segregation of waste and packaging and destruction of DEA Controls.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Segregate and package material for transport along with completion of required paperwork in accordance with appropriate regulations and Customer/Clean Earth policies, practices, and procedures.

  • May assist in maintaining inventory and storage of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate regulations and Clean Earth policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Follow all Health & Safety/Job Safety Analysis (JSA's) procedures as outlined in Clean Earth procedures and policies.

  • Operate fork trucks and other heavy equipment when properly trained to assist in the movement of containers to storage, treatment, and/or loading/unloading of trailers.

  • Complete paperwork legibly, accurately, and in a timely manner.

  • Ride along with a CDL Driver to assist with duties at their stops.

  • May require overnight travel based on routes

  • Candidate must meet all requirements for handling DEA regulated waste

  • Performs related work and additional duties as requested or assigned by supervisor/manager.

Basic requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds throughout the workday

  • Ability to stand and walk over uneven surfaces for extended periods

  • Visual acuity to read labels and documentation; depth perception to safely drive forklifts

  • Ability to hear vehicle warning chimes and alarms

  • Ability to work outdoors in all climate conditions and indoors in non-climate-controlled conditions

  • Willingness and ability to wear company-issued personal protection equipment including safety glasses, hard had, steel toed shoes, gloves, Tyvek coveralls, and respirator (gentlemen – this means no beards)

  • A Valid State Drivers License and Clean driving record

Preferred qualifications

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED

  • Demonstrates strong attention to details and ability to follow procedures.

  • Has the ability to read, write and speak in English.

  • Has the ability to operate a powered industrial truck, e.g., forklift and possesses safe driving record.

Clean Earth offers competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans starting on the first day of employment; paid time off, wellness benefits, employee discount program, tuition assistance, and a 401k with company matching.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Harsco Clean Earth’s website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Clean Earth offers the following alternate application procedure: Call toll free (833) 209-2659 and leave your name, phone number, city and state of residence. Clean Earth will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job. This line is dedicated to disability applications only. No other inquiries will receive a response.