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Republic Services Chemist I in Norfolk, Massachusetts

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: Chemists work in the field on customer locations conducting both chemical management/packaging/disposal services for hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting routine inspection/audit services to assess customers’ compliance with hazmat storage, waste management, and occupational safety regulations.

  • Handling, classifying, segregating, labeling, and packaging hazardous and non-hazardous materials according to Federal and State regulations.

  • Training laboratory/production staff to understand proper chemical handling/storage techniques and relevant environmental laws.

  • Responding to emergency chemical spills and performing cleanup duties.

  • Preparing shipping documents and coordinating transportation of chemical products and hazardous waste materials to and from customer sites.

  • Performing consolidation of hazardous materials/waste (i.e., bulking, repackaging).

  • Providing expert knowledge on government regulations, health and safety practices, and proper disposal methods to customers.

  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year BA/BS degree Major in Environmental Science, Chemistry preferred

  • Experience in hazardous waste classification, lab pack segregation, and waste handling preferred

  • Working Knowledge of applicable DOT, EPA, and OSHA regulations preferred

  • Must be willing and able to obtain a commercial driver’s license within 90 days of employment

  • Must be willing and able to wear and safely use all levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) including air-purifying respirators

  • Pass a Pre-Employment Physical, Drug Screen and Alcohol testing

  • Pass a Pre-Employment Background Screening

  • Pass the Company's Auto Insurance Qualifiers

  • Pass the OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year BA/BS degree

  • Valid Driver’s License

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Why Work With Us

Republic Services is a place where your effort is always appreciated and your teammates always have your back. When you give us your best, we give you ours. We’re constantly investing in new tools and technology that allow you to do your job safely and effectively. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within your role. And when we say “Sustainability in Action,” we mean it. Together, we’re leaving the world better than we found it through the work we do every day. Are you in? Keep reading to learn more about the position we’re hiring for.

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