Waste Management Inc. Jobs

Job Information

Waste Management Material Handler Haz Waste in Emelle, Alabama

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Performs general operations activities and labor duties in any of the following treatment/disposal units: Drum Process, Landfill, Stabilization, Biotreatment, Macro-encapsulation, Waste Water Treatment, Waste Sampling, or Residential/Commercial At Your Door Special Collection departments managing hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Tank Farm Operators / Bio Treatment / Arsenic F039 Leachate Treatment Unit

Monitors FO39 Leachate tank levels, overfill protection devices, and transfers water from tank to tank and to tanker trucks as necessary for off-site shipments of FO39 leachate.

  • Fill in for other positions (Hazardous Cell Mapper, Hazardous Waste Material Sampler) when required.

  • Monitors alarms, panel board, bar graphs, and motorized valves on each FO39 leachate tank daily.

  • Fill out appropriate documents as required, including shift log detailing level in each FO 39 leachate tank and any liquids entering or leaving tank farm.

  • Inspects all hoses, valves, pumps, cracks in floors, containment walls, and drip pans daily.

  • Monitor rainwater that falls inside the containment area and pump into proper tank.

  • Orders reagent for Bio/Arsenic FO39 Leachate treatment unit as needed to operate unit.

  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Macro Operators

  • Treats hazardous debris by sealing in an approved Macro-encapsulation container.

  • Places Macro-encapsulation vaults in roll-off boxes.

  • Transfers hazardous debris from one roll-off to another when required.

  • Fills void spaces in Macro-encapsulation roll-off boxes with cement or gravel.

  • Grinds edge of Macro-encapsulation vault where lid is to be sealed.

  • Measures and cuts the required size of the cover to be tracked on the Macro-encapsulation vault.

  • Seals Macro-encapsulation vaults using equipment provided.

  • Operates yard-truck, forklifts, and bucket loaders as required.

  • Inspects and monitors process and permitted hazardous storage buildings for correction action which include the followings: Floor coatings, cracks, labeling of

  • containers, proper storage of incompatible hazardous waste, and containers which holds hazardous waste are properly closed.

  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Drum Process Unit

  • Move, empty, or fill with absorbent containers of hazardous waste as indicated by hazardous waste disposal decisions determined by the laboratory.

  • Checks with appropriate personnel to determine correct placement of hazardous waste material and transports hazardous waste to prescribed location as directed.

  • Labels loads as required.

  • When placing hazardous waste in bulk container storage buildings, physically checks hazardous waste is placed in slot next to compatible hazardous waste to

  • prevent potential chemical reactions.

  • Operate yard trucks to move empty trailers to Equipment Wash Facility for cleaning and decontamination, returning clean trailers to storage yard.

  • Operate pneumatic and gear type pumps, perform very minor repairs on chain driven conveyors and solid feed, screw type augers.

  • Operate forklift as required to move hazardous material, rotate hazardous drums, to decant small hazardous containers into a bulk hazardous container, and load or unload trailers.

  • Over pack damaged hazardous containers.

  • Clean up spilled hazardous waste.

  • Operates front-end loader in the landfill to unload hazardous containers.

  • Operates high-lift tractor to empty hazardous contents in van trailers and flatbeds.

  • Performs prescribed safety and maintenance checks to ensure equipment is in safe working condition.

  • Operates other equipment as needed.

  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Waste Material Samplers

  • Reviews paperwork on all inbound hazardous wastes container shipments.

  • Inspects, opens and samples every hazardous container that is received at the facility per Sampling Protocols and Procedures.

  • Coordinate with Chemical Operators, Forklift, Heavy Equipment Operator and Yard-Truck Operator when hazardous waste containers need to be moved to another location.

  • Completes necessary paperwork and maintain hazardous waste tracking system. Enters data into computerized hazardous waste tracking system and distributes documents as required.

  • Prepare physical hazardous inventories and compare those with the computer-generated inventories and reconcile the differences.

  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed while performing work assignments.

  • Operates hazardous waste truck wash facility and fills in as hazardous waste cell mapper when required

  • Maintain acceptable level of housekeeping and compliance.

  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Residential/Commercial At Your Door Special Collection

  • Oversees and maintains warehouse and storage areas in a safe, organized, clean, secure and effective manner. Assists in maintaining an acceptable level of inventory, waste materials and consumables.

  • Performs inspections and checks of maintenance, housekeeping and environmental compliance natures.

  • Unloads and loads incoming and outgoing waste and other materials.

  • Processes wastes and other materials including but not limited to bulking of paint materials, packaging/bulking of aerosols, palletizing items.

  • Follows standard safety procedures, corrects safety and environmental hazards and reports them to management immediately.

  • Reads, understands and applies information such as lockout/tagout procedures, safety rules, job hazard analyses, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

  • Safely operates (compliant with SOP) of fork truck

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Not required.

  • Experience: No prior work experience required.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements


  • RCRA

  • HAZWOPER (24 or 40 hour as required)

  • DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)

RCRA / HAZWOPER Training (As Required):

  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)

  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

  • Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)

  • Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)

  • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)

  • Contingency Plan

  • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)

  • Security Plan

  • Hazwoper

Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDP’s)

Refresher Training (As Required )

  • RCRA

  • Hazwoper

  • DOT

  • Forklift

Medical Exam (As Required):

  • Pre Employment Physical and Drug Test

  • Complete Physical Biennially

  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual

  • Physical at Termination

PPE (As Required):

  • Respirators – Full face OV/AG or half face with face shield

  • Full face supplied air in some arrears

Suit – Appropriate Barrier Suite: Liquid – yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties Solid – white tyvek

Gloves – appropriate to hazards present – PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)

Overshoes – Vinyl Booties – Waterproof Boots – Chemical Resistant Boots

Safety glasses

Hard Hats

Shoes Steel Toe

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds part of the work day;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, etc) all of the work day rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements Most of work day frequently rarely;

  • Normal setting for this job is: operating material handling equipment, Hazardous waste landfill.

Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”