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ChemCare Field Technician

Company: Univar
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution? Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients. Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers' teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success.

At Univar Solutions, we're building on our more than 90 years of experience and drawing on deep resources - inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers' formulation and operational challenges. When you work for Univar Solutions, you'll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.


We are looking for qualified candidates based in the Albany Area.

Primary Purpose:

Acts as CSR/Logistics Coordinator/Waste Management coordinator/Waste Technician for customer-site work. May require overseeing performance of subcontractors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prefer lab packing experience
  • Prefer experience in MS office skills in Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Must have in depth knowledge and be able to understand and apply RCRA (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act of 1976), DOT & EPA regulations as they affect the packing, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Work in a safe manner while constantly striving for no incidents or accidents.
  • Know and understand all rules and regulations specific for customer site.
  • Prepare or confirm accuracy of all paperwork associated with shipping hazardous waste.
  • Complete site inspections and audits.
  • Consolidation of non-hazardous and class 2 waste for roll off.
  • Arrange for samples and profiles to be submitted to TSDF (Treatment Storage Disposal Facility), coordinate expired profile program.
  • Track and maintain profiles submitted to TSDF, and make sure TSDF processes in a timely manner; resolve profile issues with Outside Sales Representative, TSDF, ChemCare Sales Coordinator, and customer.
  • Properly identify, segregate and label customer wastes
  • Receive orders for pickup of customer wastes; develop calendar for monthly and/or quarterly pickup schedule, if applicable. Coordinate pickups with Univar ChemCare office, transporters, and TSDF's as appropriate.
  • Perform waste sampling and submittal to appropriate TSDF.
  • Occasionally may load and unload company trucks and common carriers using forklift and other required equipment on customer site.
  • Prepare for shipment and load hazardous waste destined for off-site recycling/disposal facilities.
  • Assist in loading, prepare pickup and transport customer wastes.
  • Inventory waste materials at customer locations and prepare necessary paperwork.
  • Maintain a good driving record and obtain a CDL license if required.
  • Comply with all company policies, rules and guidelines.
  • Utilize and develop skills and/or obtain endorsements or certifications (i.e., CDL, CHMM, RCRA/DOT) that align with scope of work.
  • Perform all other duties as required.

    Travel Requirement:

    • Requires 75% travel, overnights 1-3 times a month and are managed to as needed only

      Problem Solving:

      • Routine: Customer-site duties may vary from job to job, but routine duties should include proper handling of any waste generated at particular site. This must include working in a safe manner to protect yourself as well as co-workers while meeting all regulations including EPA, DOT, & TCEQ, as well as any customer or disposal facility requirements.
      • Difficult: Customer liaison between customer contact, disposal facility, Univar, and any contractors utilized. Identify and inform point of contact of any unsafe work conditions or practices. Monitor daily costs to determine if working within customer budgeted amounts.


        Reason for Contact Sales, ChemCare Specialists, ChemCare Coordinators, Operations Supervisors / Managers and Regulatory Staff

        Customer service, waste streams, pricing, regulatory, etc. Customer

        Profiling new waste streams, samples, pricing, non-conforming items, PO #'s, problem resolution, safety concerns, etc. Carriers

        Freight rates, scheduling, etc. TSDF (partners)

        Waste stream approval, disposal costs, analytical results, non-conformance resolutions, packing requirements, invoices, certificates of disposal, manifest copies, etc. Subcontractor

        Projects Project Manager/Supervisor at customer-site

        Point of contact.
        Decision-Making Authority:

        Determine waste stream classification. Identify proper EPA waste code and proper DOT shipping name assignment. Determine proper segregation of waste by hazard class and disposal facility requirements for lab packing. Assist sales in monitoring performance of subcontractors.

        Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

        • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office suite, UVX, and AS400. Ability to use Access for data base management and creating tables & reports. Requires intermediate level understanding of Excel.
        • Ability to classify waste according to RCRA, EPA, and DOT regulations.
        • Ability to learn proper methods for handling hazardous materials and wastes.
        • Customer service skills.
        • Ability to operate an industrial powered lift truck or forklift according to company procedures and governmental regulations.
        • Ability to use and maintain respiratory protection equipment.
        • CDL License, if required.


          • High School Diploma or equivalent.
          • General college science background in chemistry, biology, Environmental Science or comparable work experience.
          • Must have in depth knowledge of RCRA, and DOT, and EPA regulations, acquired through documented hands on work experience.
          • Current 40 hour Hazwopper.
          • Successful completion of Basic Plus (Houston Safety Rating Course), if applicable.
          • Respiratory FIT test, if applicable.
          • Function specific training.
          • Required customer-site specific training, if applicable.

            Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

            We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.


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