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Waste Technician

Company: SGS North America
Location: Scott
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description -SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.Job Description -Our Scott, LA laboratory is looking for a Waste Technician to join their team! - The Waste Technician is responsible for managing the waste needs of the laboratory, ensuring the safe and proper disposal of all waste materials and client samples in compliance with OHSA and other regulatory standards. The Waste Technician is responsible for following all health and safety procedures and promoting a safe working environment throughout department and the laboratory.Job Functions

  • Oversees the waste management of the laboratory, ensuring safe and proper disposal of all waste materials including, but not limited to lab waste and client samples.
  • Follows procedures and protocols for waste management and chemical handling; including but not limited to, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste
  • Collects waste materials from each laboratory and prepares waste for proper disposal on a routine basis, while adjusting waste pick-ups based on the needs of the laboratory
  • Maintains record of all hazardous materials on-site; verifies and classifies hazardous waste for disposal
  • Manages upkeep and cleanliness of waste department that meets and exceeds regulatory inspection standards to ensure a safe, clean work environment
  • Performs regular safety walkthroughs daily to assess waste needs of the lab
  • Proactively communicates with local management to address any waste concerns/issues as needed
  • Coordinates waste pick-up with the appropriate vendors based on hazardous category
  • Obtains certifications required for waste management, ensuring all certifications remain current and are renewed on-time
  • Assists the Sample Management department with kit prep, shipping/receiving, and log-in as needed
  • Adheres to lab and sample management SOPs to ensure that proper sampling handling procedures are followed
  • May assist with facilities maintenance as needed
  • Performs other duties as assignedQualifications -
    • HS Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience (Required)
    • Associate Degree and 2+ years of laboratory job experience (Preferred)
    • HAZWOPER Certification (Required)
    • DOT hazardous materials transportation (Required)
    • CPR, first aid and bloodborne pathogens (Required)
    • RCRA Hazardous waste generator (Required)
    • Introduction to OSH Act (Required)
    • OSHA 30-hour general industry course (Required)
    • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (Required)
    • Strong oral and written communications skills -(Required)
    • Self-starter -(Required)
    • Basic English language skills (Required)
    • Basic reasoning and mathematical skills -(Required)
    • Basic computer skills -(Required)
    • Attention to Detail (Required)
    • Solid critical thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems in a systematic manner (Required)
    • Ability to work independently (Required)
    • Ability to lift/carry/push and/or pull upwards of 50 lbs on a constant basis (Required)Additional Information -SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a callback. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

Keywords: SGS North America, Lafayette , Waste Technician, Professions , Scott, Louisiana

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