Waste Operator - Military veterans preferred

AECOM (www.aecom.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Colorado, Pueblo

Job Summary


This position is designated as a chemical duty position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program. As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulation 50-6.

Require routine access to chemical surety materials.

Are authorized to escort visitors to areas containing chemical surety materials.

Control direct access to chemical surety material.

Are operators of equipment that disassembles chemical munitions/containers or handle chemical surety materials during demilitarization operations.


  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours.

  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.

  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility.

  • Performs hazardous waste worker duties in permitted or regulated facilities. Duties may involve one or more of the following: Movement, containerization, storage, identification, record keeping, emergency response and/or disposing of hazardous waste.

  • Operates local and remote controlled equipment used in the movement of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

  • Operates and monitors instrumentation i.e., flow meters, temperature/pressure gauges and control panels, assesses data/conditions, and acts accordingly to perform assigned duties to meet regulatory, waste management, safety, environmental, and operations requirements.

  • Performs system/equipment reviews, valve/switch alignments, and operational documentation as required for waste transfer through tanks, pumps, and filters.

  • Processes agent contaminated and non-agent contaminated secondary waste (including sludge) through the Toxic Maintenance Area (TMA)

  • Performs field-testing of waste streams as necessary for characterization using pH meters and hydrometers.

  • Performs and documents inspections of all hazardous waste storage areas. Implements corrective actions, as necessary, and makes notifications to management in areas needing attention.

  • Loads and unloads hazardous and recyclable waste. Operates vehicles and heavy equipment to transport hazardous waste as required. Packages and repackages/overpacks hazardous waste.

  • Using a forklift, load and unload pallets of packaged explosives onto trucks for storage and transportation.

  • Coordinates with other plant personnel (Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, etc.) for pickup / transfer of hazardous waste. Works with other plant personnel to ensure that hazardous waste is correctly labeled, packaged, loaded, stored, and transferred/transported.

  • Participates in the HAZMAT/Decon teams, as necessary.

  • Participates in Waste Management and Environmental surveillances and audits.

  • Reviews plant operations, waste management data, and waste management reports to assess and recommend improvements in the areas of waste minimization and environmental compliance.

  • Represents the Waste Management organization as a technical expert concerning waste management activities.

  • Wears various levels of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) in the performance of job duties.

  • Works in close proximity to hazardous chemicals, chemical agents and decontamination solution. Must be able to acknowledge and respond to emergency situations.

  • Works extensively in environments with elevated temperatures.

  • Maintains accountability of property.

  • Assists with the development and/or review of standard operating procedures and maintenance procedures associated with the operation and maintenance of assigned systems as required.

  • Prepare work authorizations and safety permits pertaining to Operations Waste Management (OWM) tasks.

  • Make exclusion area and toxic entries as required.

  • Complete all associated logbook entries, decontamination certification data sheets, DD Form 2271, sample transfer forms and other documentation as required.

  • Prepare hazardous material classification documentation as required to support material transfer to waste management areas.

  • Maintain modified Level A certification.

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly RCRA inspections.

  • Prepare work permits, safety permits, and work authorizations.

  • Conduct waste sampling as required.

  • Assist Process Supervisor - Waste in maintaining waste accumulation areas.

  • Must obtain/maintain RCRA Hazardous Materials Management training certification.

  • Must obtain/maintain current lift truck license and overhead crane certification.

  • Operate Secondary Decontamination Unit (SDU) and Autoclave

This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/equivalent and 1 year industrial experience working in a demilitarization facility, chemical plant, hazardous waste incinerator, waste water treatment facility, nuclear or fossil power generating facility, manufacturing facility or related industry.

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain PCAPP site access.

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with HazMat and Tanker endorsement.

  • Must be able to operate forklifts/fork trucks or material handling lifting devices.

  • Knowledge of RCRA and DOT guidelines pertaining to waste storage and waste transportation.

  • Experience in material tracking, paperwork and/or software.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a procedurally compliant environment.

  • Demonstrated experience working in an environmental and safety compliant environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Class A/B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

  • Operating roll-off trucks, loading, transport and unloading roll-off containers.

  • Experience with an asset management system (e.g., HMMS, Maximo).

  • Development of hazardous waste determinations or characterizations.

  • Experience wearing chemical protective clothing and equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of 40 CFR and 49 CFR.

  • Primary Certification Level under the PCAPP Certification Pay Program.

  • Hazardous Waste/Materials handling

  • Experience driving heavy truck


Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

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core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 232845BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.