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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Detroit, Michigan
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Scientist/Chemist
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
Req# 1312

Field Chemist

Description/Job Summary:
Facilitate the Lab Pack Program by providing field services for customers on their site, including the characterization, packaging, handling, and transportation of customer wastes. Maintain and follow all established de-pack and consolidation guidelines.


  • Comply with all USE Management System policies and procedures
  • Provide Lab Packing services at customer sites maintaining compliance with applicable RCRA and DOT regulations and with established USE company SOP’s
  • Sample and characterize customer waste, when necessary
  • Transport wastes from customer sites to end user or transfer facility
  • Maintain personal DOT HM126 certification and CDL licensing
  • Ability to travel to customer job sites throughout the midwest
  • Generate all required internal paperwork in order to provide accurate and timely customer service and invoicing
  • When necessary, provide customer with detailed inventory of waste on site
  • Generate waste profiles into end user facility
  • Help to off load waste at end user facility
  • Interact with internal operations, external disposal facilities, and transporters
  • Maintain meticulous attention to detail, profitability, and efficiency
  • Perform all duties following established company ISO procedures
  • Back up Lab Pack Depack Chemist in the event of an absence
  • De-pack and consolidate all departmental as well as approved customer lab-packs per operations guidelines and SOP’s
  • Complete all other assignments made by management

Performs other, related duties as assigned. These are duties which may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but which are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

To perform the duties of this job, the employee must have good interpersonal skills; be patient and tactful; display an enthusiastic, cooperative and friendly attitude at all times with managers/supervisors, co-workers, visitors, customers and clients.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in environmental, science or related field preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing
  • Knowledge of waste industry preferred
  • Ability to maintain a professional presence

Certifications, licenses, registrations:  None required.

Language Skills:
Good oral communication skills to clearly understand and convey other’s message and intent, and receives and processes feedback.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to perform basic math functions using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Abilit:
Ability to attend to numerous details under the stress of maintaining courteous, accurate and timely relations with a variety of individuals. Ability to apply common sense understanding in carrying out detailed written or oral instructions or requests. Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and to refer such problems to the appropriate individual for decision making.

While performing this job, the employee is responsible for continuous adherence to the Company’s Health & Safety Program. This includes: the health and safety of themselves and their coworkers, completing tasks in a safe manner, attending safety meetings and mandatory H&S training, and reporting any unsafe conditions, acts or unanticipated hazards to their Supervisor, General Manager or Health and Safety Specialist.  Duties and responsibilities are detailed in the H&S Program Master Document and will be provided by the H&S Specialist and/or the direct supervisor during new-hire orientation, training sessions or upon request.

Employees are required to report any concerns associated with environmental compliance to their supervisor, General Manager or Environmental Manager. Employees are also required to complete training in hazardous waste management procedures, emergency response and other topics as outlined in the facility’s training program and/or an individual training matrix.

The personal and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work alone and work extended hours with frequent interruptions while handling various non-standard situations. This work requires high concentration with a moderate level of stress. Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and to make sound decisions or to refer problems to appropriate people for decision-making. Employee shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with co-workers, clients, customers and vendors.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and lift and/or move up to 80 pounds for movement of supplies or containers. The employee is required to wear Personal Protective Equipment as necessary. Use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The work is typically performed in diverse indoor and outdoor environments and will require the ability to enter into transport vehicles. In the course of advising or counseling managers, supervisors, and employees, the individual may encounter aggressive or unpredicted behavior.

US Ecology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.