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Requisition Number: FS84562 Interest Category: Operations & Maintenance Interest Sub Category: Operations & Maintenance Job Title : Waste Operator Employment Category/Status: full-time Type of Position: Regular Hire Country: U.S. State: Colorado City: Pueblo Minimum Requirements: Basic Qualifications: • High school diploma/equivalent and 1 year industrial Plant Operator or Hazardous Waste/Materials handling experience Or • Certified chemical demilitarization Munitions Handler or ESA/DPE Tender with 1 year in the position. And • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment • Heavy Truck experience and able to obtain and maintain a commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with HazMat endorsement Minimum Qualifications: • Must be a US or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain PCAPP site access • Knowledge of operations in areas exhibiting chemical contamination, including contamination control and decontamination practices • Ability to exercise good judgment in performance of duties • Ability to operate forklift/forktruck or material handling lifting devices • Demonstrated experience working in a procedurally compliant environment • Demonstrated experience working in an environmental and safety compliant environment • Hazardous waste or hazardous materials experience Desired Qualifications; • Possess an active Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement Job Description: • 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. • 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 US DOT training to ship hazardous waste/materials. • Must obtain/maintain current lift truck license and overhead crane certification. • Operate Secondary Decontamination Unit (SDU) and Autoclave. **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.** FSGSG EOE M/F/D/V